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Borderline personality disorder - a condition in which people have long-term patterns of unstable or turbulent emotions, such as feelings about themselves and others. These inner experiences often cause them to take impulsive actions and have chaotic relationships. People with BPD are often uncertain about their identity. As a result, their interests and values may change rapidly. People with BPD also tend to see things in terms of extremes, such as either all good or all bad. Their views of other people may change quickly. A person who is looked up to one day may be looked down on the next day. These suddenly shifting feelings often lead to intense and unstable relationships. With BPD, when it's good it's great but when it's not good it's horrible. No, I don’t suffer from this disorder but it lives within my house, creeps through the hallways, blocks the windows, and seeps out the vents. My older sister, Callie, suffers from this relationship-shattering, emotional imbalance. Usually, when someone talks about their older siblings a twinkle forms in their eyes, as if they are transported to a past memory on a dreamy cloud think of all the glory their sibling represents. The sibling they loved to hate but ultimately loved unconditionally. Their greatest example. Callie has never been able to be my example but I owe her everything that I am now. The scratched and dented trophy that needs a shine of everything I am today. On the outside, Callie is a sparkling vivacious 21 year old. The inside is a whole other story. Several different emotions are battling each other in Callie's brain all the time as if each one was sitting on her shoulder whispering lies in her ear distorting her perception. Then the rath comes when she acts on her emotions. Even though she couldn't give me that big sister example what she gave me was even more valuable. She gave me patience and

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