Hi, I'm Deb and have just been shown this forum and wondered if there is any advise out there.
I just don't know what to do, on one thought I feel that there is just no hope, that there is only one answer, suicide! But then I think about my GF.. Well ex GF and I think, no I love her, and I know that she still loves me, but at the moment says she cant do anymore than friends.
I've had mental health issues for a long time, as far back as I can remember. Have self harmed since I was 14 and had several suicide attempts over the years, but no one has ever really bothered to look in to why, its always just been depression, gone from one anti-depressant to the next, increasing the dose time after time. But always just sent home with no help and to deal with all on my own. I started to see a psychologist in Jan 09 but stopped in the may due to moving away from the area to be with my GF. I have been waiting to see someone since then. My Civil Partnership ended early 09, as my wife couldnt deal with my self harming, and kicked me out. Strangely it was one of the best things to happen, My friend at the time and I got to know each other better, and fell in love, with her knowing all my history, the suicide attempts etc. We ended up becoming more, even talked about moving in together.
The moving in kept getting delayed, as she felt me kept having issues, and would it work, I was feeling, we wouldnt be having these issues if we were together. Most of the time, things were caused because I was going off home to bed alone, and couldnt cope with not being with her, seeing her. I didnt really understand it, just knew I hated being apart. She even admitted, when we are together, things are perfect, are amazing, but when we are apart things can be so bad. I hated being apart.
Six weeks ago things went totally out of control, I hurt my GF (mentally, I couldn't physically) while she had family down staying with her, it ended with me in A&E after taking an OD and Self Harming. My GF being the one to find me, walking in thinking I was dead, dying.
Since then she called things off, and its gone from friends to more to nothing to more to friends to nothing to friends. Its been really hard and confusing. The community mental health team were bought in to help, but I didnt get any, didnt see anyone, until a few days ago. The CPN was talking to my GF constantly telling her to just back away from me, that I was just being a brat, ignore me and my behaviour would stop, every time they spoke the CPN would tell her to just ditch me and even asked her if she wanted to remove her name off as Next of Kin. My GF said no, she wants to still be there, but Im guessing is really confused what to do as the professionals should know best.
I'd never been assessed for anything, never even had it mentioned to me that it could be anything other than depression, even though I never really felt 'depressed'. However my GF and I had talked about it, as she thought I may be Bipola. We looked in to things more and it actually looked like I actually was more BPD. Two days ago, after just feeling at the end, that there was no hope, I wrote a to do list before I committed suicide, packing my flat up etc so no one else had to do it, leaving things, eg car to people, that sort of thing, someone came around to assess me with the view to admitting me to hospital. Upon talking to me, they actually agreed that it did appear that I had BPD, that admitting me would actually do me more harm than good but felt I really needed to get a diagnosis ASAP so I can start getting the correct treatment. So now at the age of 37, Im finally getting the assessment, I should have had probably 20 years ago.
Things with my GF, friend what ever we happen to be today, aren't great, very muddled, we both want the same thing I feel, but then she is just to scared, doesn't know what to do. I've asked if we can try things with being together, so I can show her how different things would be, but she is just to scared to try it, risk it, where I just feel in my heart, how different it would be as my problems were always about not seeing her, about going to bed alone, wondering if she still loved me, every time I went to bed. She feels like she has lost her best friend, but Ive not gone anywhere, I'm still here, still want her more than anything, but she is to confused, to scared, and still hurting, from finding me at deaths door. I do understand that, but all I want to do is be there for her, look after her, and show her how different it would be, if we were together.
She is reading up as much as she can on BPD, in fact it was her who found this site and pointed me to it. But I keep reading stories of how people have had to end relationships, leave them etc, and its not what I want to hear, to read. I know things can work between us, I just know it, when we are together, it is amazing, we are both so happy, we get told it all the time that you can see the love in our eyes when we look at each other, its only when we are apart that its not... so why cant we give it a try being together.
She has told me, she is here for me as friends, and thats the best I can hope for at the moment, it hurts, but I rather that than nothing. Do you think I should ask her to come along to my assessment with me, so that she can ask questions etc, can see how, where she can get help to deal with it too?
I'm just so scared of loosing the love of my life, I've never felt about anyone, like I do for with her. She is my life.
But as I said at the beginning, I feel with out her there is no point. I don't want to feel like that, I dont want it to sound like this is blackmail etc, but its just how it is. I have no one else, only her. No immediately family im in contact with, no real friends, just people I know. With out her, I dont see any hope.
I really am struggling with the two sides of my brain fighting each other, what can I do?