This is another guest post by Lyra Swann. Her first post is here.
I made him write it down:
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder.
Once it's written down, it's real. No-one can take it away from me. This diagnosis is validation; it affirms so many of my feelings and experiences. What I feel is real, it is happening, it's not "just me". I have a way of expressing some of the challenges I face. I've always been battling, but now I've glimpsed my foe.