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  1. Bonnie Russell 02.08.2017 at 01:20

    Thank you. This building tolerance to painful emotions is difficult. I have BPD so I’m extra sensitive. I’ve come a long way but it has taken years of therapy and I still am on medication to keep depression and anxiety at bay so that I can function (i.e. Get out of bed and maintain employment). Your post is much appreciated!

  2. Tim Hill 02.08.2017 at 09:17

    Hi Bonnie,

    I’m really glad that you found it helpful for you. I really agree with what you are saying; for many people, it takes a long time and good support to make progress. Medication definitely can help people to do the things that otherwise would be impossible for them. But I also wanted to say that an essential part of this is you; without your constant efforts and struggles to make progress it all wouldn’t have counted for anything. You’re the one who took yourself off to therapy all those times; you’re the one who stuck to your meds. Most importantly, you’re the one who got out of bed all those times and took yourself to work; that can’t of been easy. More power to you, Bonnie.

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