Borderline women dating
Primarily embraced by various forms of media (check its extensive TV Tropes page), it also manifests itself in everyday life.
Even I managed to read Susanna Kaysen’s memoir (perhaps more commonly recognized in its 1999 Winona Ryder filmic reimagining) twice and didn’t glean that it was ostensibly describing what I had.
Sometimes this trait manifests as simple didn’t-think-it-through impetuosity.
There’s a scene in during Lily and Marshall’s break-up where Lily lets herself into his apartment and hides behind the couch, only to leap out when he tries to get close to another woman. But, as the heady world of BPD will teach you — it happens.
When I did, that partner bore witness to the opposite tendencies.
I was so concerned with not making the mistakes of my first relationship again that I clung for months of intoxicating codependency.
When it comes to Borderline Personality Disorder, the trope is a prime example of the ways in which women suffering from the condition are dismissed out of hand for experiencing emotions that may be extreme, but that are nonetheless valid.