Do borderlines regret breaking up? Although BPD personalities initiate a break-up as a way of seeking validation, because of the intense anxiety at play, they’ll often express intense regret because of their abandonment wounding, especially if they’re not met with the response they desire.
What does a breakup feel like to someone with BPD? difficulty trusting others. irrationally fearing others’ intentions. quickly cutting off communication with someone they think might end up abandoning them. rapidly changing feelings about a person, from intense closeness and love (idealization) to intense dislike and anger (devaluation)
How does a borderline react to no contact? Along with high emotions – the borderline partner’s fear of abandonment may be triggered and they may try harder to hold onto the relationship – or possibly they won’t be able to cope and will seek retribution.
Can a breakup trigger BPD? A major motivating factor for individuals with BPD is an intense fear of abandonment, whether real or perceived. Understandably, someone with borderline personality disorder might consider a breakup abandonment. This perception can evoke explosive emotional reactions from them.