50-year-old Todd remembers suffering from anxiety from about the age of 5. He has always been an emotionally sensitive person and has tended to cope with life in unhelpful ways. He was misdiagnosed for decades, and finally got his BPD diagnosis eighteen months ago. This was a turning point as it gave him HOPE for the future. DBT has taught him new helpful ways to cope and live in the world and is helping him to build a life worth living.