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Posted January 22, 2014
Absolutely terrible book. It treats the BPD patient as a non-hum
Absolutely terrible book. It treats the BPD patient as a non-human, as well as makes generalizing statements about borderline patients. Not all BPD patients are guilty of manipulation and emotional abuse. In fact, that's not even a listed symptom in the DSM criteria. So why is there an entire book dedicated to, "Are you being emotionally abused? Maybe your loved one is borderline!" That's not how borderline works, and assigning labels to people who are harmful ends up hurting those who have these disorders and aren't guilty. Thanks to books like this, people with borderline are treated as sub-human trash. Thanks to books like this, there is stigma, which puts blame on victims and keeps them from seeking treatment.
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Posted January 3, 2002
no thanks for the judgments!
I don't like this book. It has a judgmental tone that seems to alternate between wanting to affirm the person with BPD and wanting to affirm the non-BPD person. But you can do this without making one or the other look like manipulative jerks. YUCK. I really don't like this book. Some people find it helpful. But there is so little out there in writing about coping with this disorder (whether you have it or are in relationship with someone who has it) any book is bound to seem helpful. For me, tho, it is far too simplistic and has degrading stereotypes.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2011
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