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The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells

By Randi Kreger

Format: Trade Softcover, 275 pages
Publisher: Hazelden Publications 2008
Item #: 9781592853632

Price: $14.95    

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In her pioneering first book Stop Walking on Eggshells (co-authored with Paul T. Mason) Randi Kreger outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, she takes readers to the next level, giving them straightforward tools to get off the emotional roller coaster and repair relationships with loved ones with BPD.

Kreger first answers the questions family members most want to ask about: the symptoms and treatment of BPD, including why BPD is so misdiagnosed; how symptoms can differ by age and gender; and how addiction and other disorders complicate BPD.

She then gives readers a step-by-step system to:

  • Improve their problem-solving skills and lessen their worry and guilt
  • Get unstuck by becoming more confident and clear about who they are and what they need.
  • Remove themselves from non-productive, aggressive conversations and really be heard.
  • Set healthy limits with love without backing down.
  • Stop unwittingly reinforcing negative behaviors and start reinforcing positive ones.

Kreger says, “As I was writing this book, I realized that readers must learn and apply the information in a certain order to really make sense of it. For example, they can’t set boundaries with confidence before they’ve learned to look within themselves to see why they feel so stuck. The step-by-step approach makes it easy to learn the new skills they need to stop walking on eggshells.”

One reviewer said, “The Essential Family Guide is very friendly, welcoming, and easy to read, yet at the same time jammed with new and helpful information and guidance, much of which is available nowhere else.”

Says another, “If you love someone who makes you feel trapped, controlled, or manipulated, this wonderful book can set you free.”

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