Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are "walking on eggshells" to avoid the next confrontation?
If the answer is "yes," someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD). 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.
This compassionate guide will enable you to:
©2010 Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger (P)2011 Tantor
"Verdict. This informative, well-written book is highly recommended for relatives and significant others of someone with BPD." (Library Journal)
I use and recommend this book all the time, not just for people trying to find ways of getting along with borderline personality disorder person in your life but also anyone whom you are finding difficult to get along with. The advice on Boundary setting; listening and paraphrasing; and setting limits is pure gold for improving your conflict management skills. Very helpful for people who are in emotional abusive relationships also.
"Really clears things up"
After having a relationship with someone with BPD, it really made everything make sense.
I never even knew what really was until this book, which really had me saying "yes, that's it exactly" over and over. It helped clear up so many issues that were still standing out in my memory and make sense of it all.
So much information!
It was mainly a self help book
Learning I was not alone.
I recommend it for family, patients, anyone wanting to know more about BPD. It's a horrible disease and I as a patient, also living with someone with BPD and had a mother withBPD. It was very informative. VERY INFORMATIVE
"Informative and empowering information."
After the first read, I was able to identify traits of BP. After the second read, I began understanding why BPs are as they are. The appendix is awesome in its self. I plan on reading this book again. It seems that I learn many new topics with each read.
"Occasionally A Book Is Like an Epiphany. 2nd Ed Is"
Take care the first time you listen!
It is very captivating to have your experiences validated and be given skills to limit those experiences.
Driving is not the time to be staring at your audio player saying 'that is so true'.
3 months latter I'm still as excited as when I first listened to this Audio-Book.
If you are new to this book Part 1 will Captivate you (as it did me a few years ago).
If you've read the 1st Edition, Part 2 will bowl you over.
A few times in your life you read a book that's like an epiphany. This is one of them.
(Part 1 of the 1st Ed also did this to me)
Part 2 Lean the skills to live your life. Boundaries aren't just for BPD's but relevant when dealing with any difficult person.
Part 2 of this 2d Edition is so relevant to everyday life, not just dealing with BPD sufferers. If you read the First Edition, you are in for a treat. So much more information and it's so relevant to today, tomorrow and the future.
I purchased it to brush up & found Part 2 of the second Edition so good I bought paper backs for some friends. A must read (listen).
"Everyone should listen to this book"
Amazing, Needed, Healing
The fact that I know there are other people who have felt what I am feeling and who have found a way to have a relationship with someone with BPD without losing themselves in the process.
She definitely helps to set a tone that isn't always serious. When dealing with difficult personalities, you must have a sense of humor and this book definitely made me laugh out loud more than once.
Whenever the author discussed that how a BPD loved one acts is not your fault. That you are not a bad person and are not the cause of their pain and anguish. I broke down and cried because I needed to hear that.
I got more out of listening to this book the second time. The first time I was just thinking of situations I had been through that were similar but the second time I absord a lot more of the advice and listened slowly.
"Bitter Sweet - "Very Bitter, yet Very Sweet""
"Extremely Eye Opening."
When I realized in the middle of the 1st chapter that I have a few close family members possibly with BPD.
The young wife with BPD
I will look for further info on BPD, to see how I can apply it to the situations in my life that I deal with, with those close to me that might have the disorder.
Did not read print version, but enjoyed the audio version
Easy to listen to voice
Can't Control it Didn't cause it Can't cure it
Listened to this book several times. Learn new things each time I listen.
"Great primer to understand BPD"
Helped me understand someone I love, and how my reactions can help or make things worse. I want to hear more about DBT, what i am told is the best treatment for BPD.
Gained knowledge of Borderline Personality Disorder. Learned many things I did not know.
Too many references. Hard to follow.
"BPD What is it?"
Informative, guiding, practical
A book to be listened in multiple sitting and multiple times! Many explanations that require time to think through. Many suggestions offered that take time to apply to personal situations. Information for both the person that may have BPD as well as for those dealing with these persons.
I feel like I need to buy the paper version to highlight sections and take notes!
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