Back From The Borderline

Beautifully disruptive, in the BEST way.

I’ve recently had the epiphany that I most likely have BPD, as I have experienced every symptom, and listening to this podcast helped me realize that. I’ve been in therapy for 10 years and always ended back up in the same place thinking something must be seriously wrong with me that no one can fix.

Mollie and the guests she’s had on Back From the Borderline has made me feel seen in a way I’ve never felt seen before. It made me realize that there are people out there like me, and I’m not alone.

Others experience the intensity of emotions, the self harm, the fear of abandonment, the explosive anger, the constant identity crisis.. all of it. I’ve never felt so much relief in my life.

Not only that, but Mollie has saved me from going down a well intentioned, but ultimately detrimental, path of seeking a BPD diagnosis. I have always felt that diagnosis's are limiting, and certain ones such as BPD are seen as a lifelong disease that can never be rectified. Only accepted and suffered through. I wholeheartedly disagree with this. I believe (like Mollie) the only reason we get any sort of diagnoses is due to spiritual starvation and suppressed emotions due to trauma. Despite that, I thought that maybe getting a diagnosis would give me at least one identity I could hold on to. Maybe it would help me in some way.

With Mollie’s incredible dedication to her own recovery through endless amounts of research and conversations with mental health professionals, she shared how a BPD diagnoses is like a scarlet letter in the medical field, and can actually cause you much more harm than good.

Mollie protected me from doing something that would have hurt me in the long run, and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for that. She saved me from putting myself in an unsafe position, not out of any BPD destructive behavior, but just out of lack of information. Truly, she is doing God’s work.

It is not easy to be this vulnerable and this transparent, which is why most don’t do it. This is also why I celebrate Mollie to the highest extent because while this podcast is helping her with her own journey to recovery, it is truly a selfless act to share it with others.

If you have BPD, or experience the symptoms, you know how terrifying and detrimental any form of rejection or criticism can be. Mollie knew that sharing her story would leave her vulnerable to that, and she did it anyways. Not only for her own personal growth, but knowing that if it helped just one person, it was worth it. That is alchemy and pure love at its finest.

Thank you for everything Mollie. I hope you all experience the same comfort, “aha” moments, and transformation I have from this podcast ❤️

May 11, 2022 by champagnepaigey on Apple Podcasts

Back From The Borderline