My daughter has borderline personality disorder and wants me and her father to fly out to see her. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader

My daughter lives abroad. She has recently been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She is receiving regular psychiatric treatment and counselling.

She chose to go overseas for many reasons. She was seeking better career opportunities and the chance to live in very pleasant surroundings. She knows I have a lifelong fear of flying.

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I don’t think your fear of flying is helped by the fact that what lies at the other end is probably a difficult scenario

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