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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"Research based, clearly written, and practical, this guide to a complex disorder is highly recommended." (Library Journal)
This book truly breaks with the stigma of BPD. it shows the people with this disorder in a compassionate caring way and provides people who are close to such a person with understanding and tools to cope and help their loved one. I would really recommend this book to anyone even people who never come across a person with BPD. And this is mainly because this book is very professional and at the same time is about compassion, understanding and helping people with BPD rather then a warning to run away... finally, on top of brilliant content the narration is very, very good too!
this is without a doubt the best book on borderline personality disorder. I have read at least 15 books on BPD and this is by far the best. I would recommend to anyone with a loved one that is struggling with this disorder to read this book. the book is very insightful and has real life techniques that you can use in your daily interactions with your loved one with BPD.
"So helpful. Practical advice for all!"
So helpful. Full of practical advice for everyone whether or not your loved one has an official diagnosis. The book is also applicable to all relationships not just the one who may have BPD. The narration, however is robotic and distracting.
"very useful book"
This book has helped me a lot. i am surely going to buy it in paper form to study it better. It helped me to understand my loved ones with BPD. It is nice to have a book that has a positive attitude towards people with this disorder.
"great help and tool lie within"
chapter 4 is very helpful, loved it overall. I would recommend to anyone wanting to know more about BPD.
"the greatest self help book I've read on BPD"
this book has been the best book I have read, so far, regarding how to work with someone that has BPD, that explains the factors that lead to someone getting it, and that gives a sense of Hope in working with someone with that disorder. Great work dr. Manning! if you have a loved one with BPD or are a professional working with someone with BPD, this is a must-read.
it has saved my family. the skills taught are remarkable and work like a miracle.
"Life Saver of a Book"
The author and the narrator do a beyond excellent job of helping us who care for BPD loved ones! Truly eye opening and explains my loved one's erratic behavior. Now I can work on compassion, limit setting and helping her and me. This information was life saving. I highly recommend such peace for a mere $18...(a meal price) to impact you profoundly!
"Excellent material, in depth insight into BPD"
The content is excellent and gave me lots of in depth insight to the development of BPB. Very useful practical advice too. There may be a little repetition in the content but that was overall fine. The narration could have also flown a little better and more natural, but was very clear.
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