This book had great information on how to deal with someone that is in your life that is or has the behaviors of Borderline Personality Disorder. Gave good examples of the dynamic that occurs in such relationships as well as ways to approach each issue.
Informative, guiding, practical
A book to be listened in multiple sitting and multiple times! Many explanations that require time to think through. Many suggestions offered that take time to apply to personal situations. Information for both the person that may have BPD as well as for those dealing with these persons.
I feel like I need to buy the paper version to highlight sections and take notes!
many scenarios that matched exact events in my life living with a bp for 15 years. Gives great explanation of why they do what they do. It all makes perfect sense now! So glad I got this book! I just won a custody battle against my ex-wife and this explains everything! This book really helped me. So glad I got it. A+! Even offered closure for me. Thanks!
The book is very well parsed. The examples are incredibly illuminating and helpful. The concepts are explained in layman's terms, and they offer not only an insight into living with BPD, but also tools on how to deal with it.
Narrator was good.
Spend some time on the solution rather than discussing the problem.
Not unless the discussion is about actually HOW to go about doing it.
The wealth of information contained within the book. I listened to the book after 6 years of being in a relationship with a borderline. I have since bought the physical book for a friend in a similar situation. We both agreed that this book is enormously eye opening and helpful.
The various accounts of other people facing the same problems that I was. Hearing that I wasn't alone in dealing with someone who could just make up absurd stories and make outrageous accusations about me. I thought I was losing it until I came to understand that this is a common theme among borderlines.
The narrator of the woman's voice is great. For me, the narrator of the man's voice was extremely annoying.
I learned that the problems I was encountering in this relationship were (for the most part) not my fault. The more I understood about this disorder, the more I could make healthy decisions regarding what I would and wouldn't accept regarding this relationship.
Please note that if you are possibly in a relationship with a borderline or you may be a borderline yourself, this book is outstanding in better understanding the effects of this disorder.
Possibly. I got it in an audio format because of time constraints. I could listen while doing other tasks. I did purchase a print version for a friend of mine after listening to the audio.
This book has some valuable communication and managing tips. I did find that it was directed more towards spouses. I was looking for help with teen children. However, the authors made the point that children are often not officially diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, thus the books focus is adults. Overall, good material.
Recommended for anyone who might want to learn how to deal with difficult people- not only for those with BPD. Provides some understanding and how to pull from your own emotional reserves.