Central to one of the main root causes of Borderline Personality Disorder is abandonment. Abandonment leads to profound pain. Pain that must then be abandoned. This abandonment, and its subsequent abandoned pain is the origin and the teacher of the distorted belief that pain must be escaped at all cost.
Central to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is abandonment. The unresolved abandonment trauma of what is a central core wound of abandonment. This abandonment wound, according to author and life coach A.J. Mahari, who recovered from BPD 15 years ago, is the legacy that must be understood and examined in order to get on the road to recovery and to recover. Abandonment trauma arrests emotional development. The legacy of this arrested emotional development for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder means that they are living emotionally and psychologically profoundly painful lives. Lives that involve an unstable sense of self, intense and frequent anger or rage, and a seemingly never-ending fear of abandonment.
The unresolved abandonment wound in early childhood and subsequent abandonment trauma experienced and re-experienced by those diagnosed with Borderline Personality (BPD) disorder fuels emotional dyregulation. People with BPD re-experience this abandonment trauma, abandonment fear and depression each and every time they experience an emotional trigger that causes the dissociative experience of re-living unresolved abandonment from the past as if it is re-occuring in the here-and-now. In this audio program A.J. Mahari talks about how and why the core wound of abandonment is at the heart of the cause of Borderline Personality Disorder.