Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder / Edition 2

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder / Edition 2

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by Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572246901

ISBN-13: 9781572246904

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel as though you are constantly trying to avoid confrontation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should remember this: It’s not your fault. And you’re not alone. In fact, the person you care about may have traits

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Overview

Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel as though you are constantly trying to avoid confrontation?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should remember this: It’s not your fault. And you’re not alone. In fact, the person you care about may have traits associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD), such as emotion dysregulation, impulsive behavior, unstable sense of self, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. No matter how much you want to be there for your loved one, at times it can feel like you are walking on eggshells.

This compassionate guide will enable you to:

  • Make sense out of the chaos
  • Stand up for yourself and assert your needs
  • Defuse arguments and conflicts
  • Protect yourself and others from violent behavior

Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD sufferer in your life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572246904
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
22,612
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue xiii

Introduction: Intimate Strangers: How This Book Came to Be 1

Part 1 Understanding BPD Behavior

Chapter 1 Walking on Eggshells: Does Someone You Care About Have BPD? 9

Chapter 2 The Inner World of the Borderline: Defining BPD 21

Chapter 3 Making Sense of Chaos: Understanding BPD Behavior 49

Chapter 4 Living in a Pressure Cooker: How BPD Behavior Affects Non-BPs 67

Part 2 Tacking Back Control of Your Life

Chapter 5 Making Changes within Yourself 83

Chapter 6 Understanding Your Situation: Setting Boundaries and Honing Skills 107

Chapter 7 Asserting Your Needs with Confidence and Clarity 135

Chapter 8 Creating a Safety Plan 159

Chapter 9 Protecting Children from BPD Behavior 177

Part 3 Resolving Special Issues

Chapter 10 Waiting for the Next Shoe to Drop: Your Borderline Child 199

Chapter 11 Lies, Rumors, and Accusations: Distortion Campaigns 213

Chapter 12 What Now? Making Decisions about Your Relationship 225

Appendix A Causes and Treatment of BPD 237

Appendix B Practicing Mindfulness 243

Appendix C Reading List and Resources 257

References 257

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