This may be a bit “off topic,” but I’m seeing that BPD goes hand in hand with incest, sexual and physical abuse, murder of the soul, and much much more. Talk about having to cut ties with families like this: take a look at “Unfriending My Abuser.”
I think this article is saving my life. It could be the story of my life, as a grown woman over 60 years of age. It’s just what I’m going through now.
I do have the right to be FREE to talk about what happened, tell the truth, and hope others protect their children the way I was not protected. This comes through in this terrific article by Patty Hite.
Nov 21st, 2010 | By Patty Hite |
I thank God for the internet every single day, and for the courage of those who are willing to share their stories. Together we can be strong.
I refused to “friend” any of my abusive family as I don’t want to be traumatized on Facebook by seeing their images and reading what they are doing every single day, and I don’t want to have to “watch my words” even though there are a few relatives I do stay in contact with. And I told the two well-meaning relatives exactly why I’m not friending any “family.” No response of course, but we stay in touch by email. What a relief.
I have to remember that even well-meaning aunts and uncles are all part of the same dysfunctional system, and I get the same “You need therapy” from them or they say “You must have done something” when I tell what happened, instead of “the abuser needs jail time.”
I come from an Irish Catholic family, and whenever I hear them ranting and raving about pedophile priests I point out that as long as families continue protect their abusers, nothing is going to change. No response to that. Even from the “well-meaning” ones. So it’s better to keep separate and not be re-injured and further traumatized.