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What coping skills are required of those close to the victim of a borderline personality disorder?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gentleness

Those with bpd, despite their emotional problems, are actually often better than average at noticing subtle levels of emotion.
Therefore take a deep breath and help get them more comfortable by you dialing down your emotions both the positive and negative. Makes it easier for all involved in the long run!

In brief: Gentleness

Those with bpd, despite their emotional problems, are actually often better than average at noticing subtle levels of emotion.
Therefore take a deep breath and help get them more comfortable by you dialing down your emotions both the positive and negative. Makes it easier for all involved in the long run!
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Compassion

This is a mental disease and people who suffer from it are sick.
Loved ones need to be long on patience but firm on limit setting. Being supportive goes along way. Families should not subject themseves to physical, sexual, or verbal abuse. If the patient puts anyone in the family at risk for harm, they may need to be hospitalized or have law enforcement intervene.

In brief: Compassion

This is a mental disease and people who suffer from it are sick.
Loved ones need to be long on patience but firm on limit setting. Being supportive goes along way. Families should not subject themseves to physical, sexual, or verbal abuse. If the patient puts anyone in the family at risk for harm, they may need to be hospitalized or have law enforcement intervene.
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