[on bpd not being an excuse to abuse others]
Oh, come on now. I'm disgusted that this is getting so many upvotes. If it was really a matter of having 100% of our faculties and being able to exercise our will perfectly (which this implies), it wouldn't be a psychiatric disorder. Fuck this "take responsibility!" mentality.
I've been horribly abusive to loved ones. I loathe myself for it. But I never wanted to become that; I never saw it as making a choice--I was incapable of making choices normally because of this illness. This is utterly insulting.