Rather than continue to hijack her thread, I thought I would start a separate discussion. That way people who wish to discuss it can do so, while people who do not wish to be involved in the discussion can still support GG without landing in the middle of it.
I would also ask that members please speak with your usual care and consideration for each other and our sometimes differing points of view. We are wounded enough without wounding each other.
(((Yellowbug))) I agree with what you said and know it must be important to you to have said it as you post so infrequently. I am sorry for the stigma you have suffered. I have been in therapy long enough to have faced a lot of judgement and stigma over just being in therapy and don't get me going about repressed memories, so while I cannot completely understand, I can imagine how hard it is.
My personal two cents. (Pardon my bad language but it seems called for). I could give a flying fuck about the label. Any therapist I have ever known who is good at what they do does not tend to pay attention to them. I understand that categorizing and understanding a cluster of symptoms is a way to craft a treatment approach, but it can also be a way to block being open to new information. A therapist should meet a client where they are, be open to what they are presenting and go from there. I don't care if you call what I have PTSD (I am old enough to be diagnosed with the plain variety) or complex PTSD or BPD, what I want to know is what do I do to heal from it? How do I get better? Sometimes I think getting focused on a diagnoses is a form of intellectualism used as a defense against actually working on our issues. After all if I spend all my time and energy focused on "what do I have?" I don't have to actually feel my pain and work through it. FWIW (which probably isn't much ).