When a teen or adult child has Borderline Personality Disorder

When your adult or teen child has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), it doesn’t just impact the person with the disorder. The instable relationship patterns of BPD often have serious implications for the entire family, friends and romantic partners. To move forward it helps to understand the struggles your child faces and to learn the skills necessary to improve our relationship, provide a constructive environment, and find peace in our own life. Want to know more? Read on.


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