By trying to put logic to this subject, you’re trying to put logic to BPD. And I ask you: Would this site even need to exist if you could put logic to BPD? All I know is that this is what 11 years of trial and error with my husband has led to.
I think what I’m mostly looking for is a best friend. One I’m not married to, that I sleep with from time to time. Because my BPD will screw things up with Pat if I don’t sleep with them. And I’ll start to feel trapped with Pat if I can’t sleep with them. N would have been perfect if he wasn’t so damaged. I need someone who isn’t damaged like Pat and I. Who doesn’t understand why I am the way I am but accepts me as I am anyway . I need that. That was T. He had no understanding of BPD, just knew I was damaged but saw me as special in a beautiful way. Pat accept me as me because he can relate. That is a beautiful acceptance and one I will never again let go of. Pat understands fully and goes into this with knowledge. Please don’t ever underestimate that importance. His importance. Right now with J and S and A and M and T and N* I’m looking for a friend first. A best friend. Who I will yes, probably sleep with. That does not take from Pat’s importance, but Pat can’t take from their importance either. I need both, not quite equally. 60/40. Pat gets the 60.
*I am not, I repeat NOT sleeping with all those people, nor will I. They are people who have come in and out of my life over the past, in one case, 2 years. Some of them are still around, others not, others barely. They are all people I’ve come upon in my quest for friendship. Also, I’m looking for friendship, not a fuck buddy. I’m just well aware that at this point in my life I need to ability to sleep with my best friend because they can make my BPD feel special in a way no one else can. Not to be confused with making me, Karen, feel special. Only Pat has full capabilities there. That’s why he’s the only one whom was allowed to put a ring on it. And the ring is back on.