The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies—common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder—leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.
In her pioneering first book Stop Walking on Eggshells, co...more
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I cannot say how the book compares to other books on the same topic, but it was certainly an essential ...more
If this book has a weakness, and this would be true of any book on BPD, is that there is a range of possible behaviors that BPDs exhibit, some of which depends on the whether t ...more
My overriding criticism is more about this field of psychology than the book in itself: To me there are two very distinct categories of BPD - high-functioning and low-fu ...more
This book begins with a comprehensive examination of Borderline and how it affects those dealing with it. The second half of this book details 5 "Power Tools" - practical ways to prevent becoming overwhelmed when in a relationship of any sort with someone with Borderline. These include, amongst others, taking care of yourself, specific ways of communicating and setting limits. ...more
Most of the techniques discussed in here make sense to me. I do, however, always feel that the k ...more
I do recommend it for any body willing to help a person with BPD and himself, the non-BPD.
I personally made benefit from the strategies mentioned in how to act with difficult personalities in general.
I appreciated the support websites and intend to check them out.
Randi Kreger-thank you for writing this book!