Trying Survival

“You survived by seizing every tiny drop of love you could find anywhere, and milking it, relishing it, for all it was worth. And as you grew up, you sought love, anywhere you could find it, whether it was a teacher or a coach or a friend or a friend’s parents. You sought those tiny droplets of love, basking in them when you found them. They sustained you. For all these years, you’ve lived under the illusion that somehow, you made it because you were tough enough to overpower the abuse, the hatred, the hard knocks of life. But really you made it because love is so powerful that tiny little doses of it are enough to overcome the pain of the worst things life can dish out. Toughness was a faulty coping mechanism you devised to get by. But, in reality, it has been your ability to never give up, to keep seeking love, and your resourcefulness to make that love last long enough to sustain you. That is what has gotten you by.”
— Rachel ReilandGet Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder (via artifedex)

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bananas-ooo:

I think this drawing is good at depicting the many faces of borderline personality disorder, the struggle with identity, and the despair it breeds.

bananas-ooo:

I think this drawing is good at depicting the many faces of borderline personality disorder, the struggle with identity, and the despair it breeds.

(Source: prove-that-i-am-real)

dreams-floating-away:

I want to be someone’s crush.
I want someone to think of me before they go to bed.
I want someone to just love me.

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Reblogging in honor of the last day of Social Work Month.  These arent ranked in any particular order so check them all out.  If I missed you just let me know!

yo I’m reblogging this because it can seriously help folks out, definitely a list worth keeping.

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Reblogging in honor of the last day of Social Work Month.  These arent ranked in any particular order so check them all out.  If I missed you just let me know!

yo I’m reblogging this because it can seriously help folks out, definitely a list worth keeping.

(via selfharmer-problems)

<b> me:</b> wow I'm fat<p><b>me:</b> maybe I look ok<p><b>me:</b> I AM PERFECT THE WAY I AM<p><b>me:</b> I'm fucking disgusting I'm losing weight now<p><b>me:</b> I am more than just my weight!<p><b>me:</b> who the fuck cares about anything<p><b>me:</b> I AM SO FAT.<p><b>me:</b> idk curves are beautiful i am beautiful<p><b>me:</b> i hate myself<p>

darlingrecovery:

This is so powerful.

It reminds us that we cannot reduce who we are to one thing. For me, I am not just my eating disorder. The fact that I perceive myself as just my eating disorder has made it twice as hard for me to want to rid myself of it because of fear of who would I be? It was like my long hair that everyone fawned over, I had serious anxiety about chopping it off because it had become engrained in my identity. However, that identity was a safety blanket because it contained all kinds of toxic feelings. So in spite of my anxiety, I chopped my hair off and I have never been happier. Who will I be without my eating disorder? Thanks to chopping off my hair I know now I will not regret leaving my ED behind because it, like my hair, is not who I am.

(Source: laxlivelove, via makingthechangexo)

theroyaltenenblarghs:

lipstickstainedlove:

descentintotyranny:

Israel begins its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

Fucking signal boost this shit

This is one of the most horrific things happening in the world and yet I can’t seem to find out any news about it.

Ambulances are being shot by tanks. Doctors, civilians, children playing on the beach and everyone else are all being killed.

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