Author, Life Coach and Strategist A.J. Mahari talks about magical thinking in Borderline Personality Disorder and how family members and loved ones experience it. It is a rather common experience for non borderlines to encounter and be confused by borderline “magical thinking”.
Can a non borderline help a borderline? Can a nonbp rescue a borderline? From my experience as both someone who had BPD and as a non borderline in a relationship with someone who had BPD (after my recovery) my answer is – NO. Those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder must take responsibility for their own lives, personality disorder, abandonment wounds, abandonment fears, abandonment depression, and more to the point, they must take responsibility for their actions, words, and their own recovery.