Think about the most emotional you have been for the longest period of time. Remember what it felt like emotionally and physically. Remember how it felt like emotions were just building on each other. Remember the experience of no one understanding how bad the situation was and how emotional you were. Now tell yourself that this is the experience of your loved one [with borderline personality disorder] every moment of every day.
—Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder by Shari Y. Manning, Ph. D (via lotusandhare)