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  • The Narcissist Borderline Relationship Dynamic

  • How and Why NPD and BPD Couples Trigger Each Other's Wounds (and What to Do About It): Transcend Mediocrity, Book 63
  • By: J.B. Snow
  • Narrated by: D Gaunt
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

This audiobook hopes to fill the gap for those readers and listeners who are seeking to fine tune their relationships or to improve an abusive or emotionally volatile relationship. We discuss NPD and BPD as they pertain to a heterosexual relationship, but the same rules apply if the roles are reversed and in a homosexual relationship. We hope to give new light to those who are choosing to stay in the relationship but want better ways to interact with their partner to make the relationship work.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • accurate information, but dangerously too short

  • By Jonathan on 03-02-18

accurate information, but dangerously too short

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

This author covers some very common behavior patterns and needs within individuals with BPD and NPD and how the two attract one another in complimentary, but potentially destructive ways.
it is over simplified, and as a result, can lead to people reading it and simply labeling each other without having enough information to help. it is not well written for the lay public, and isn't as in depth enough for therapists to learn from. it gives a surface level understanding and requires more than what is said here. I would encourage the author to flesh it out and be careful with giving such short information. enough information to possibly harm and add ammunition to the fight, not enough to help.
coming from a therapist who works with these types of couples.

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  • Understanding the Borderline Mother

  • Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship
  • By: Christine Ann Lawson
  • Narrated by: Heather Auden
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

The first love in our lives is our mother. Recognizing her face, her voice, the meaning of her moods, and her facial expressions is crucial to survival. In this book, Dr. Christine Ann Lawson vividly describes how mothers who suffer from borderline personality disorder produce children who may flounder in life even as adults, futilely struggling to reach the safety of a parental harbor, unable to recognize that their borderline parent lacks a pier, or even a discernible shore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It took me 45 years to finally know why my Mother is as she is.

  • By Angela on 06-07-17

very interesting an accurate view

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-18

great material to helping understand borderline personality disorder and the various faces it can have. the only reason I did not give the performance five-stars was because there were several places where it sounded like they had stopped recording and pick back up the next day so the tone was difference and a little distracting.

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  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,850
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,704

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saved my Life

  • By Christine on 09-17-08

a must-read for small business owners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-17

this book was so I opening in regards to the challenges with starting a business and with giving a structured way to improve performance in the business setting.

  • The Screwtape Letters

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,359

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old Devil to his nephew, Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One to Read Again and Again

  • By E. Pearson on 12-31-11

masterfully written and carefully delivered

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-17

this is a book that needs to be red over and over to really get the content Lewis was trying to deliver. great book and packed filled with substance.

  • Rethinking Narcissism

  • The Bad - and Surprising Good - About Feeling Special
  • By: Dr. Craig Malkin
  • Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

In Rethinking Narcissism listeners will learn that there's far more to narcissism than its reductive invective would imply. The truth is that narcissists (all of us) fall on a spectrum somewhere between utter selflessness on the one side and arrogance and grandiosity on the other. A healthy middle exhibits a strong sense of self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exploring a Fuller Narcissism Spectrum

  • By AprilMay on 08-06-18

more true perspective of understanding narcissism

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

very much appreciated this understanding View of narcissism in general, but also in light of narcissistic personality disorder. Would have loved to see some expounding on cluster personality traits as some of those were a parent in some of the examples given, but that probably would have had to reprioritize other aspects out of the book. overall, very very good. I'm glad to have read it!

  • Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

  • How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship
  • By: Shari Y. Manning PhD
  • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny, but 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 emotions and how to change the way you can respond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By randy on 06-15-16

the greatest self help book I've read on BPD

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-17

this book has been the best book I have read, so far, regarding how to work with someone that has BPD, that explains the factors that lead to someone getting it, and that gives a sense of Hope in working with someone with that disorder. Great work dr. Manning! if you have a loved one with BPD or are a professional working with someone with BPD, this is a must-read.

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