Thought I’d reblog this, as it shows where my head was at almost three years ago, and how I reacted to criticism from “pure” abuse survivors who didn’t believe it was possible to be both an abuse victim and also suffer from something as “evil” as Borderline Personality Disorder (whose symptoms are often mixed up with those of Complex PTSD and may even be the same thing).
I’m a lot calmer and more centered today, but I was also in therapy at that time and learning a lot about myself, so it was a fruitful time for me, however difficult it could sometimes be.
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I won’t lie. It’s incredibly awkward being a blogger who blogs about two things that seem diametrically opposed to many people in the narcissistic abuse community: being a victim of narcissists, and having a Cluster B disorder (BPD). To those of you who aren’t familiar with the ACON (adult children of narcissists) blogosphere, there are a few ACON bloggers (not too many on WordPress, fortunately) who seem to think if you have BPD then you can’t also be an abuse victim and certainly shouldn’t be blogging about it. Because, you see, if you have BPD then you are one of the soulless abusers. If you are any kind of “cluster B person” blogging about abuse, then of it follows that you must have an “agenda.” What that agenda is is never specified though.
I have been accused of many things, none of which are pretty, and few of which are true…
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