You Have To Start At The Beginning
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So, there we were, The Psychotherapist and I – sitting down, once a week, to get to the bottom of my newly diagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder. Employing the technique of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, our sessions were like exercises in mental cartography, in which we attempted to map out the landscape of my mind - identifying obstacles, and avoiding traps. The one thing we never addressed, however, was the big question - what lies at the end of that road? That was for me to investigate, and discover for myself.

I once thought the final destination of this perilous journey was sustainable recovery. I was wrong. Sustainable recovery is the air I breathe at the finish line. It is the refreshing, energising, life-giving substance that fills my lungs having rounded that last, terrifying corner. On th...

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