Why Finding a Therapist Can Be Worse than Dating

Let me set the scene:

It’s 2:45 in the afternoon. You sit, waiting nervously, sort of twiddling your thumbs and rocking your foot back and forth. You think to yourself “what a great start. She’s 15 minutes late.

You’ve never met her before. So maybe you give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she’s tied up with something important.

Another few minutes go by, and she comes through the door. You’re the only one sitting in this section of the room and she walks over.


“Erm, yeah, yes. Yes, that’s me”

“It’s good to meet you, my name is Ellen… Let’s chat some more”

You awkwardly follow her to a more comfortable sitting space, proceed to choke, and just not know what to say. There is an awkward pause as you both sit down. “Make yourself comfortable,” she says, “I’m eager to get to know you. But first thing’s first, I must ask, do you have any thoughts of harming yourself or anyone else?”

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The Ins and Outs of BPD

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an issue that is close to my heart. BPD was my first big diagnosis. I was a “perfect fit” for it. I met all the criteria. Unfortunately, some of my other symptoms were thrown by the wayside in the interest of me fitting neatly into a box; But that is a conversation for a different day. At this point I am not sure if I aged out of the diagnosis, or was just completely misdiagnosed (as I have different diagnoses now and am far from being neuro-typical). I want to share with you the ins and outs of BPD

So, let’s  dive in

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