Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 2 months ago

How can someone with BPD desensitize themselves to rejection?

If BPD were on a continuum, I would have "mild" symptoms. I don't self harm, never been suicidal, don't have any memory problems and don't abuse others.

However, if I experience rejection from someone I admire (and, now I know, have formed at attachment to) then I experience something akin to despair. This generally happens about 1-2 times a year.

Until I can get to a Schema Therapist, how can I lose a bit of my sensitivity?

If you have any questions, feel free to post.

Sorry for the anonymous, but there is still stigma out there about this very treatable illness.

1 Answer

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    You kind of can't except through practice.   You need to experience rejection a few times a day.  Over time, your brain will become desensitized.

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