Stop walking on eggshells

Living daily with a borderline person can sometimes be complicated. How should we behave when a tantrum or an act of desperation occurs? How to respond to a torrent of insults? How to react when a person threatens to attempt his life? Call the police or the fire department? Are there effective ways to relieve the pressure?

Are relatives of borderline people definitively condemned to “walk on eggshells” to maintain a semblance of calm, to protect themselves, to protect other family members?

All these questions and many more are discussed with a health professional during the psychoeducation sessions offered by AFORPEL.


Concrete answers

Borderline personality disorder is an emotional disorder. It therefore mainly concerns emotionally fragile people. Although it may have genetic origins, all specialists agree that it is a disorder that develops from early childhood and throughout adolescence.

It is therefore interesting to ask ourselves about the causes of borderline personality disorder.

Referring to twenty years of practice with these patients, Pierre Nantas, president of AFORPEL, explains the processes that will lead to a borderline person’s unhappiness.

The psychoeducation program that he has specially designed for relatives takes up the main chapters of his book The borderline system, family stories, published by Harmattan editions. He also relies on the book he co-wrote with Manon Beaudoin, Coping with borderline personality disorder, published by Ellipses.


Practical arrangements

The psychoeducation session is divided into three modules of 2 hours.

Barring exceptions, the modules are offered by videoconference. It is announced on the calendar of events offered by AFORPEL.

It brings together between 4 and 8 participants who register for the three modules. Registration is done online.

Each AFORPEL membership entitles you to participate in a psychoeducation session.