Do your best to stay calm, even when the person with BPD is acting out. Avoid getting defensive in the face of accusations and criticisms, no matter how unfair you feel they are. Defending yourself will only make your loved one angrier. Walk away if you need to give yourself time and space to cool down.
What do you say to someone with borderline personality?
Tell them that you really want to understand, and ask if they can say more about what they are feeling and why. Give the person hope for recovery by reassuring them that people with BPD can and do get better. Accept that the person is struggling and that life goals might need to be broken down into smaller steps.
How can I help my partner with borderline personality disorder?
Finding Relief if Youre Facing Relationship Problems Due to Borderline Personality DisorderSeek out information. Get help. Practice healthy communication. Ask open-ended questions. Talk only when your partner is calm. Offer support. Avoid labeling or blaming. Take threats seriously.More items •15 Oct 2018
What is the most important intervention for splitting by a person with borderline personality disorder?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is often used to help clients with BPD understand the relationships between their fears and emotions and how this can lead to splitting. People can be taught healthier ways of dealing with their emotions, which can lead to a more balanced world view.