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Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorderby Paul T. Mason
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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
From authors Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger comes an essential guide to understanding borderline personality disorder and protecting yourself if someone you know suffers from BPD.
About the Author
Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of family members who have a loved one with borderline personality disorder to an international forefront through her Web site, www.bpdcentral.com, and the Welcome to Oz online support community. She offers family members a wide variety of more specialized booklets and other materials and was instrumental in the formation of the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN), a not-for-profit organization. Randi is the author of The Essential Family Member Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder. She speaks and gives workshops about BPD internationally. Paul T. Mason, M.S., is vice president of clinical services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Racine, Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the mental health and addiction care service line has expanded the number of inpatient services and outpatient programs it provides for patients, family members, and loved ones affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD). His research on BPD has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, and his written work has appeared in the news and print media. Kirsten Potter, a graduate of the Boston University School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television, including roles on Medium, Bones, and Judging Amy. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her other titles include The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley, Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson, Sammy's House by Kristen Gore, and Madapple by Christina Meldrum, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, as well as numerous regional awards.
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