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

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship [Kindle Edition]

Shari Y. Manning , Marsha M. Linehan
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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"Dr. Manning's compassion, understanding, and nonjudgmental approach resonate on every page of this readable, helpful book. She eloquently describes the challenges of caring for someone with BPD and provides numerous step-by-step strategies for dealing with common problems. Highly recommended." - Michaela Swales, Bangor University, UK

"The title says it all! Dr. Manning explains what she has learned about the true nature of borderline personality disorder (BPD) from the experts themselves – those who have the disorder. She shows family and friends how our instinctive responses to the crises associated with BPD are frequently ineffective or even harmful, and illuminates what we can do differently, providing practical, incisive, step-by-step guidance. The book helps readers understand their complicated relationship with a person with severe emotion dysregulation. It provides valuable tools for dealing with self-harm, suicidality, and hospitalization decisions. Of crucial importance, Dr. Manning clearly affirms that BPD – and the pain experienced by those who suffer – is real. We highly recommend this book." - Jim and Diane Hall, Family Educators for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, USA

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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny—but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions—and how to change the way you can respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1593856075
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (26 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JFB3OS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #147,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just for BPD 17 Mar 2013
By Ciara
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I work in Mental Health and have found different chapters in this book very useful in explaining different concepts eg validating...this is important when communicating with everyone not just BPD. I found a whole new way of empathising with people with BPD and would highly recommend this book to anybody who has a person with BPD in their lives.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a relief... 8 Feb 2013
By Hals
This book has been an amazing and validating insight for myself and my partner for whom I bought the book. As a sufferer of BPD I struggle to find the words to describe my difficulties and end up further frustrated than I begin with. This book has opened up a whole new dialogue of effective communication between us. The author starts by explaining the many different types of Bpd then proceeds to explore the various responses and reactions that can either help or worsen the situation. There's also loads of information on how my partner can protect himself from getting caught up in the whirlpool of my Bpd. Since reading this book together we have had many weeks of calm and understanding of situations that would usually end at the bottom of a few wine bottles. I'm so greatful to have stumbled across such a book that simplifies complications. Peace is good!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely good 17 Aug 2013
By Katie
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I bought this for my husband and I also read if myself first. This book is fantastic and offers real life advice that can actually help and it explains BPD extremely well. Well worth a read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this over the others 7 April 2014
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Best book yet. We bought them all, and this one was far above the others to help my partner understand how to help me in our relationship and how to understand me. It is so well written, it helps both of us. It is clear and easy to understand. Really fantastic book to give your spouse/ husband/ wife/ boyfriend/ girlfriend or to buy for yourself if you are in a place of willing to support and understand your BPD partner or family member.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad 26 Dec 2013
By kasia
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i actually used it to find out more about myself....I have bpd and was getting all confused in all that psychiatric jargon....helped me a bit.
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