Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Relationships: Typical Behavior Patterns of Borderline Personality

Borderline Personality DisorderAre you familiar with typical behavior patterns of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Relationships can be completely disrupted by the behavior patterns of BPD.

Unhealthy behavioral patterns are often what causes others to run from relationships that include these patterns.

This article (and video) will discuss BPD and provide tips on how to cope with someone displaying these symptoms.

Understanding BPD will take a lot of research and personal experience. There is a lot of information online that is either incorrect or exaggerated. As a result, a lot of people are mislead by this information. This leads to further challenges within relationships because of preconceived notions and “diagnosing” others without a professional. For further information on how BPD negatively influences relationships, I provide a video and an audio clip of my discussion of this topic.


Audio discussion of coping with relational challenges of BPD


Behaviors that may appear manipulative or attention-seeking, aggressive and passive-aggressive, lacking in empathy or concern for how others may feel, suicidal and self-injurious, carelessness and selfish behaviors and emotionally distraught and chaotic. It is also important to understand that some individuals with BPD may engage in what is known as pathological lying. Read more about this on my other blog.


Video explaining some of the relational challenges of individuals diagnosed with BPD



So what do you think about this topic? What has been your experience?

As always, feel free to post your comments and questions below.

As always, I wish you well

*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you


Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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