People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funnybut 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 emotionsand 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.
"Manning's own background equips her well to provide this self-help resource. Manning trained in DBT under Marsha Linehan and has accumulated a wealth of experience working clinically with people with BPD. She makes frequent reference to DBT throughout the book, but her major achievement is to translate DBT principles and methods into practical steps and advice that are accessible to a lay person....The techniques of mindfulness, awareness of emotional triggers, validation and others can be usefully integrated into many areas of clinical practice, especially for clinicians advising supporters of people with BPD....A clearly written and accessible guide that deserves to be widely read, and which should be available to lay members of the public and to health professionals."
Foreword, Marsha M. LinehanIntroductionI. Understanding Your Loved One and Your Relationship1. “Why Do I Feel So Lost in This Relationship?”2. What Makes Someone So Emotional?3. The Hidden Power of Validation4. Five Steps to Balanced Responses and Better OutcomesII. The Many Faces of Borderline Personality Disorder5. "I Can't Stand Feeling Like This!"6. "It Was All My Fault"7. "You Have to Fix This for Me!"8. "Things Are Awful . . . but Don't Worry; I'm Handling It"9. "Why Do Terrible Things Keep Happening to Me?"10. "Nothing's Wrong—I'm Fine"III. Dealing with Crisis and Getting Help11. Handling Your Own Difficult Emotions12. Understanding Self-Harm/Suicide and Making Decisions about Hospitalization13. Getting Treatment and SupportResources
Number Of Pages: 253
Published: 18th August 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications