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Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder | [Randi Kreger, Paul T. Mason]

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are "walking on eggshells" to avoid the next confrontation? Here's help.
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Publisher's Summary

Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are "walking on eggshells" to avoid the next confrontation?

If the answer is "yes," someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD). Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD sufferer in your life.

This compassionate guide will enable you to:

  • Make sense out of the chaos
  • Stand up for yourself and assert your needs
  • Defuse arguments and conflicts
  • Protect yourself and others from violent behavior

©2010 Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Verdict. This informative, well-written book is highly recommended for relatives and significant others of someone with BPD." (Library Journal)

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    Ian Toronto, ON, Canada 09-28-11
    Ian Toronto, ON, Canada 09-28-11
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    "Really clears things up"

    After having a relationship with someone with BPD, it really made everything make sense.
    I never even knew what really was until this book, which really had me saying "yes, that's it exactly" over and over. It helped clear up so many issues that were still standing out in my memory and make sense of it all.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    JUDIE Lindstrom, MN, United States 10-24-12
    JUDIE Lindstrom, MN, United States 10-24-12
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    "Absolute truth!"
    If you could sum up Stop Walking on Eggshells in three words, what would they be?

    So much information!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was mainly a self help book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Learning I was not alone.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend it for family, patients, anyone wanting to know more about BPD. It's a horrible disease and I as a patient, also living with someone with BPD and had a mother withBPD. It was very informative. VERY INFORMATIVE

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ulrich NORMAL, IL, United States 01-02-12
    Ulrich NORMAL, IL, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Informative and empowering information."
    Would you listen to Stop Walking on Eggshells again? Why?

    After the first read, I was able to identify traits of BP. After the second read, I began understanding why BPs are as they are. The appendix is awesome in its self. I plan on reading this book again. It seems that I learn many new topics with each read.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen OSBORNE PARK, Australia 09-08-12
    Stephen OSBORNE PARK, Australia 09-08-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Occasionally A Book Is Like an Epiphany. 2nd Ed Is"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Stop Walking on Eggshells to be better than the print version?

    Take care the first time you listen!
    It is very captivating to have your experiences validated and be given skills to limit those experiences.
    Driving is not the time to be staring at your audio player saying 'that is so true'.
    3 months latter I'm still as excited as when I first listened to this Audio-Book.

    If you are new to this book Part 1 will Captivate you (as it did me a few years ago).
    If you've read the 1st Edition, Part 2 will bowl you over.


    What other book might you compare Stop Walking on Eggshells to and why?

    A few times in your life you read a book that's like an epiphany. This is one of them.
    (Part 1 of the 1st Ed also did this to me)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Part 2 Lean the skills to live your life. Boundaries aren't just for BPD's but relevant when dealing with any difficult person.


    Any additional comments?

    Part 2 of this 2d Edition is so relevant to everyday life, not just dealing with BPD sufferers. If you read the First Edition, you are in for a treat. So much more information and it's so relevant to today, tomorrow and the future.
    I purchased it to brush up & found Part 2 of the second Edition so good I bought paper backs for some friends. A must read (listen).

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    James Brown NYC, USA 05-05-13
    James Brown NYC, USA 05-05-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Bitter Sweet - "Very Bitter, yet Very Sweet""
    If you could sum up Stop Walking on Eggshells in three words, what would they be?

    "Extremely Eye Opening."


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stop Walking on Eggshells?

    When I realized in the middle of the 1st chapter that I have a few close family members possibly with BPD.


    Which character – as performed by Kirsten Potter – was your favorite?

    The young wife with BPD


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Stop Walking on Eggshells?

    I will look for further info on BPD, to see how I can apply it to the situations in my life that I deal with, with those close to me that might have the disorder.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    J. Simonton Texas, USA 06-11-13
    J. Simonton Texas, USA 06-11-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Everyone should listen to this book"
    If you could sum up Stop Walking on Eggshells in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, Needed, Healing


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that I know there are other people who have felt what I am feeling and who have found a way to have a relationship with someone with BPD without losing themselves in the process.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She definitely helps to set a tone that isn't always serious. When dealing with difficult personalities, you must have a sense of humor and this book definitely made me laugh out loud more than once.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whenever the author discussed that how a BPD loved one acts is not your fault. That you are not a bad person and are not the cause of their pain and anguish. I broke down and cried because I needed to hear that.


    Any additional comments?

    I got more out of listening to this book the second time. The first time I was just thinking of situations I had been through that were similar but the second time I absord a lot more of the advice and listened slowly.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmymac Anaheim, CA 09-04-12
    Jimmymac Anaheim, CA 09-04-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Great primer to understand BPD"
    What did you love best about Stop Walking on Eggshells?

    Helped me understand someone I love, and how my reactions can help or make things worse. I want to hear more about DBT, what i am told is the best treatment for BPD.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lawrence Franklin, MA, United States 02-04-13
    Lawrence Franklin, MA, United States 02-04-13
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    "Very Informative"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Korena MORGANTOWN, WV, United States 02-04-13
    Korena MORGANTOWN, WV, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Stop Walking on Eggshells to be better than the print version?

    Did not read print version, but enjoyed the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    doesn't apply


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to voice


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Can't Control it Didn't cause it Can't cure it


    Any additional comments?

    Listened to this book several times. Learn new things each time I listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gaye Dallas, TX, United States 03-19-12
    Gaye Dallas, TX, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great information"
    What made the experience of listening to Stop Walking on Eggshells the most enjoyable?

    Gained knowledge of Borderline Personality Disorder. Learned many things I did not know.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very informative


    Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Too many references. Hard to follow.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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