Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: emotions

My anger develops (2019)

In the last post I wrote: Today I was once more drawn into a place that felt ugly. I had talked to a friend about something she really needed to know. She didn’t take it well and dumped a vehement response on me. I think I have lost a friend. I’m not used to being […]

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Embarrassing truths I learned (2019)

One learns a lot when looking back on journal entries, or blog entries. Truths about yourself hit home. Truths you never noticed before but others did. And it’s embarrassing. As I’ve gone through this blog, starting in 2006, I’ve seen me mention every little ache and pain I experienced. The slightest feeling of depression – […]

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Living with borderline: part 6 – searching for light

  A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them […]

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Those darn tears

I’ve always cried easily, something that has caused me much embarrassment over the years. With my recent diagnosis I learned that this super sensitivity is a feature of BPD. I finally realized that my life-long problem was the result of an illness all along. One of the things I best remember about our wedding forty-seven […]

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