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I read this passage:
She attributed the breakdown of her marriage to her husband’s mental instability. She wrote: “He became a borderline case, and I did not like what I found on either side of the border.”
I can imagine what a borderline case is when speaking of things, but what does it mean when a person is a borderline case.
Disclaimer:I'm no teacher
Borderline personality disorder is a mental disease that leads to mood swings, depression, outbursts of anger and a "black or white" outlook on life.
Wow, thank you so much for the brilliant explanations.
I understand it as "almost mentally ill" -- and she didn't like either his healthy side or his unhealthy side any more.
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