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I Thought My Borderline Personality Disorder Was My Superpower, But Now It's a Curse

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“I’d like to talk about whether it would be better for us to transition from a romantic relationship into a friendship. Is that too heavy for you to discuss?” My boyfriend of only six months, also my first real boyfriend, wrote this message to me in my second week of a hospital stay.

In that moment I remembered my Mighty article which described my mental illness being more of a superpower than it is a curse.

As soon as I saw the message I knew I was about to feel the full weight of the curse, which will disappear the superpowers. The beginning of our relationship had been full of ecstatic highs and emotional depths.

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