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Talking to a loved one with borderline personality disorder : communication skills to manage intense emotions, set boundaries & reduce conflict
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9781684030460
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ix, 180 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Publisher Annotation: In this compassionate guide, Jerold Kreisman—author of I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me—offers a powerful set of tools to help you express yourself, set boundaries, and cultivate healthy communication with a loved one who is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). (Original), 192pp.
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If you have a loved one with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you need real and proven-effective strategies to help you navigate the intense emotions and conflict that can arise in daily interactions. Your loved one may seem easily hurt or angered, and when they lash out it can be confusing and upsetting. To help, this book offers a breakthrough approach to taking to someone with BPD. In this compassionate guide, you'll find a powerful set of tools to help you cultivate healthy and productive communication. The SET (support, empathy, truth) method and complementary strategies outlined in this book are simple yet effective, and will allow you to address your loved one's accusations, demands, and emotions, while still making room for your own needs. Remember-validation isn't the same as agreement. You can help your loved one feel validated while still maintaining your own boundaries. This essential guide will show you how. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, is a psychiatrist, leading expert on borderline personality disorder, and coauthor of I Hate You, Don't Leave Me and Sometimes I Act Crazy. He is in private practice in St. Louis, MO.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Coping Tools for BPD
1 An Overview of Borderline Personalityp. 9
2 The SET-UP Communication Stylep. 21
3 Complementary Techniquesp. 35
Part 2 Borderline Challenges
4 The No-Win Dilemmap. 53
5 Angerp. 75
6 Abandonmentp. 93
7 Identity: From Emptiness to Selfhoodp. 115
8 Victimizationp. 139
9 Impulsive Self-Destructivenessp. 153
10 When to Hold, When to Foldp. 169
Resourcesp. 179