Having a mental illness shouldn’t stop us from having full and complete relationships, but lets face it, they sometimes do. I don’t know any other way of making friends or having a romantic partner than how I’ve been doing it my whole life. So when I saw posts about how having BPD can make it harder to maintain relationships I was like woah, do people actually have it easier to make friends who don’t have a personality disorder? Of course people with personality disorders have the ability to maintain relationships, some just might have a harder time at it. Once a friendship is there, how do you guys work on maintaining it? And especially with a relationship? I know that having ups and downs can take it’s toll so it will be interesting to see how others manage and succeed with this!