Black and white thinking: understanding the pain of BPD splitting (part 2)
**Note: This episode is PART 2 of my three-part series on splitting. To have the best experience, go back and listen to episode one first.**
If you identify with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (also known as BPD or EUPD), it’s likely you’ve heard of “splitting.” Splitting is a defense mechanism that causes a person to view something or someone in ‘black and white’ terms (i.e., “all good” or “all bad.) If you identify with BPD, it’s likely you’re not conscious of when you’re splitting or why it happens. It’s a very painful and isolating experience. By listening to this series, you can finally become aware of these self-sabotaging patterns and become better connected to yourself and those around you.
💡 Questions answered and topics explored in this series:
■ What is splitting in BPD? (What exactly is a BPD “split”)
■ What is the meaning of splitting?
■ Examples of splitting behavior in BPD
■ Do people with BPD split on themselves as well as others?
■ Signs and symptoms of splitting in people who identify with BPD
■ What does splitting in BPD actually feel like?
■ How to cope with BPD splitting behaviors
■ How to tell when you’re splitting
■ How long do BPD splitting episodes last?
■ How to finally stop BPD splitting behaviors
Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional.
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