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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:
-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
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Intimate Strangers: How This Book Came to Be||p. 1|
|Understanding BPD Behavior|
|Walking on Eggshells: Does Someone You Care About Have BPD?||p. 9|
|The Inner World of the Borderline: Defining BPD||p. 21|
|Making Sense of Chaos: Understanding BPD Behavior||p. 49|
|Living in a Pressure Cooker: How BPD Behavior Affects Non-BPs||p. 67|
|Tacking Back Control of Your Life|
|Making Changes within Yourself||p. 83|
|Understanding Your Situation: Setting Boundaries and Honing Skills||p. 107|
|Asserting Your Needs with Confidence and Clarity||p. 135|
|Creating a Safety Plan||p. 159|
|Protecting Children from BPD Behavior||p. 177|
|Resolving Special Issues|
|Waiting for the Next Shoe to Drop: Your Borderline Child||p. 199|
|Lies, Rumors, and Accusations: Distortion Campaigns||p. 213|
|What Now? Making Decisions about Your Relationship||p. 225|
|Causes and Treatment of BPD||p. 237|
|Practicing Mindfulness||p. 243|
|Reading List and Resources||p. 257|
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