Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship

ISBN-10: 1593856075
ISBN-13: 9781593856076
Edition: 2012
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Description: People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be compassionate, caring, smart, and funny, but they are also prone to explosive emotional outbursts and highly self-destructive acts. BPD expert Dr. Shari Manning helps overwhelmed loved ones  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 6/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 253
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be compassionate, caring, smart, and funny, but they are also prone to explosive emotional outbursts and highly self-destructive acts. BPD expert Dr. Shari Manning helps overwhelmed loved ones understand whytheir spouse, adult child, or other family member acts so "impossible" -and learn to respond differently. She presents simple yet powerful strategies that can radically transform a troubled relationship. Loads of true stories demonstrate ways to defuse crises, set limits, and help the person with BPD build crucial problem-solving and emotion-management skills. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for significant others grounded in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD. Dr. Manning is a longtime associate of DBT originator Marsha M. Linehan.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Understanding Your Loved One and Your Relationship
"Why Do I Feel So Lost in This Relationship?"
What Makes Someone So Emotional?
The Hidden Power of Validation
Five Steps to Balanced Responses and Better Outcomes
The Many Faces of Borderline Personality Disorder
"I Can't Stand Feeling Like This!"
"It Was All My Fault"
"You Have to Fix This for Me!"
"Things Are Awful ... but Don't Worry; I'm Handling It"
"Why Do Terrible Things Keep Happening to Me?"
"Nothing's Wrong-I'm Fine"
Dealing with Crisis and Getting Help
Handling Your Own Difficult Emotions
Understanding Self-Harm/Suicide and Making Decisions about Hospitalization
Getting Treatment and Support
Resources
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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