Some people with Borderline Personality Disorder do threaten suicide to manipulate, especially within a relationship. They may not understand that it is manipulative, and may be having suicidal thoughts. However, when venting to one person on an ongoing basis, and when it is detrimental to the person to whom they are venting, that is subconscious or conscious manipulation to keep that person involved.

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist. Leans Left. Mindfulness practioner before it was cool. M.Ed., LPC.

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