chrys·a·lis — a transitional state;
a sheltered state or stage of being or growth.
Imagine that a butterfly may not metamorphose just once, but could seek or create a protective shelter at any time, and emerge as something a little different.
That may be a more beautiful way to think about how a person with borderline personality disorder sometimes shrinks back inside of themselves protectively.
If you want to start with the first blog post and move forward through them,
although they are in no particular order, start here: Deficit.