Excerpt from: You, Me, and BPD (click for full article)
Yesterday my wife wrote a very good blog titled “The curse of black and white thinking”, where she highlights the issues that black and white thinking causes in her life and some things she has done to help her work through these challenges. I would like to take a look at the other side of this. As a non living with someone that has Borderline Personality Disorder, the issue of black and white thinking comes up quite often. Not really as a topic of discussion, we do have those – that however is for another blog, but as the actual “OMG why can’t you understand what I am trying to tell you” type of issue. People that are not afflicted with these disorders can see that there are many paths one can choose when it comes to making a decision and that there are different levels that we can implement. We can compromise with our decision by looking at the bigger picture and seeing how sometimes doing something you don’t particularly feel comfortable with will allow you to ultimately reach the goal you wanted. With BPD this can be much different.