Posted by DaisyM on May 22, 2004, at 0:21:15
In reply to Dealing with family when you have BPD, posted by crushedout on May 22, 2004, at 0:06:13
I can't answer the BPD question. But I can tell you that you are not alone. Hurting as much as you do is probably tied to all you are dealing with AND your kitty being sick.
Pets are family. If your stepmom doesn't understand that, too bad. Go. Take the cat. You aren't a pain nor a burden. Make your dad and your bro happy. And yourself.
I think it is so hard to cope with family on top of everything else we have to cope with. But please don't go to extremes in your pain. I know that urge. My Therapist always reminds me that I want the pain to go away, not my life. I think the same might be true for you. So, talk to your Therapist about the buttons that are being pushed. And stand up for yourself and your kitty.