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.
- Andy CLv 72 months agoFavorite 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.