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

by Randi Kreger


In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world.

In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world

Randi Kreger is coauthor of the groundbreaking bestseller Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When .

BPDs experience intense emotions that are out of proportion to the stressful event. BPDs usually express their anger with intense rage.

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In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world

Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness.For family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless. In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason 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, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster: Take care of yourself; Uncover what keeps you feeling stuck; Communicate to be heard; Set limits with love; Reinforce the right behaviors. Together the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.
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WHAT READERS CAN LEARN FROM THIS BOOK

1. How to recognize the behavior pattern of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), including:
(1) Equating feelings with facts.
(2) Jumping to negative conclusions without any supporting facts.
(3) Assuming others are thinking poorly of them.
(4) Catastrophizing. Thinking the worst-case scenario will happen no matter what.
(5) Blaming others while being held accountable for nothing.
(6) Quietly self-critical while repelling compliments.
(7) Lying or blowing the truth out of proportion.

2. How to properly respond to a family member who has BPD.
3. How to distinguish between Higher-functioning and Lower-functioning BPDs.
4. How a BPD spouse will argue like a young child, not be aware of his or her own emotions, overreact to either real or imagined rejection, and possibly be aggressively destructive toward self or others.
5. How the non-BPD spouse will be blamed for all the marital problems, be "damned-if-I-do" and "damned-if-I-don't", be pushed away by BPD spouse and then blamed when he backs off.
6. How medications can reduce BPD symptoms of depression, mood swings, dissociation, aggression, and impulsivity.
7. The value of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which accomplishes two opposite things: accepting the person with BPD, but teaching the BPD new skills, especially communication skills.
8. How to assess whether or not to treat a person with BPD, a very difficult disorder to treat.
9. The non-BPD person can learn:
(1) How not to give in to threats or isolation.
(2) How to practice acceptance of the BPD.
(3) How to set limits on how much damage to take from the BPD.
(4) How not to become pre-occupied with preventing an outburst from the BPD.
(5) How to set limits and boundaries for the BPD.
(6) How to practice deep-breathing at the outset of a BPD's outburst.
(7) How to respond to verbal abuse from the BPD.
(8) The value of empathy and "intentional communication."
(9) How to diffuse a situation using non-combative statements, keeping one's face soft and one's tone calm and neutral, using positive self-talk, validating the BPD's feelings while standing firm by your limits.
(10) How to use the least reinforcing scenario by standing still and remaining motionless.
(11) Praising the BPD's good behavior.

ENDORSEMENTS

This book has been endorsed by a number of professionals, before it went to publication, including:
Dr. Robert Freidel, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonweath University;
Dr. Blaise Aguirre, medical director of the Adolescent Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Center at McLean Hospital;
Dr Jim Breiling, from the National Institute of Mental Health;
Dr. John Gunderson, Prof of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School;
Dr. Debra Resnick, a specialist in Dailectical Behaviorial Therapy:
Dr. Freda Friedman, a DBT therapist.
Gldasiy
Book has some helpful information but there's a strong similarities to most other books on the subject. I feel that there are some helpful information . Though it is really lacking and missing from many of these books. After much research I'm actually planning on trying to do a study for a process that would help parents and loved ones that have a family member with BPD communicate in a healthy way that with curtail the verabal and mental abuse many parents of people with this disorder and family members suffer. This is not an illness that just affects the people that have it it affects anyone associated with him
Dog_Uoll
Perfect book to read after " walking on eggshells " it does give some tips they have the other book does not , if you were suffering by having a relationship with a borderline personality person in your life this book helps you to understand what , they're going through how difficult their life is , how they have to change it you can't do anything to help, except learn to avoid conflict with them ,
Downloaded
I feel like the author and the people giving testimonials in this book have been peeking into our lives for the last 10 years. It is both comforting and disturbing to read about this disorder. I guess knowledge is power.
Ariurin
This book was extremely helpful in transforming my relationship with my family member who has borderline personality disorder. It gives you lots of strategies to employ. When I first started doing the strategies, he was totally confused and backed away. Now he's used to it and likes the new me. He'll never change, but I can deal with him way better and avoid blow ups most of the time unless I am tired and forget to "handle" him. This sounds manipulative, I know, but the only other solution is to leave.
Dorintrius
I wish there was a better way to get the word out that this book is hands down a MUST read for anyone who has been impacted by someone they care about living with a personality disorder. I am a clinical social worker and I recommend this book whenever possible-- to the families of my clients, when I am giving presentations or teaching students. Although the book is specifically written for how to cope, understand and interact with someone living with BPD, Kreger offers some great suggestions for anyone in need of support for how to interact with a person having problems with interpersonal relationships and managing emotions.

You can read the first chapter "Welcome to Oz" in it's entirety on Google Books. However, there are two chapters I continually find to be the most helpful. Chapter 3: "Making sense of your relationship" is excellent. It offers insight for the reader to better understand how BPD features challenge a relationship. Kreger describes easy to understand concepts such as childlike characteristics, low emotional intelligence, rejection sensitivity and impulsive aggression. I also highly recommend Chapter 9: "Communicate to be heard," which educates the reader on BPD communication deficits and how to create a "climate of cooperation" with the person living with BPD. Kreger walks you through step by step how to verbally acknowledge what the other person is feeling. She offers specific words that can be used with the person such as "I want to hear about it, but it's hard for me when things get too emotional. I want to give you my full attention and that's too hard for me to do right now. Let me have a little while to calm down and then we can talk" Kreger's writing style is accessible and easy to follow. There are case examples in the book, but they are not too overpowering. The book is packed with useful information that will hit home for many readers.
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells ebook
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Randi Kreger
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