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Written by a psychotherapist, Paul T. Mason, and professional writer, Randi Kreger, Stop Walking on Eggshells is a book about helping family and friends of those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) gain a better understanding of the disorder, learn how to cope with the disorder and take care of themselves.
- Authors really understand BPD
- Written for friends and family
- Uses real ancedotes to clarify points
- There is a companion workbook
- Authors: Paul T. Mason, M.S. & Randi Kreger
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
- ISBN: 1-572-24108-X
Guide Review - Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back ....
The book starts by providing the reader with a better understanding on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This understanding encompasses not only a definition and glimpse into the "inner world" of the person with BPD, but also how it affects the people who care about him or her.
The authors then give direction to the readers, who are referred to as non-BPs, about taking back control of their lives. This section includes making changes, setting boundaries, asserting needs, developing safety plans, and protecting children.
The authors end by including some special topics including the causes of BPD, making decisions about relationships, and distortion campaigns.
With or without the companion workbook, Stop Walking on Eggshells is a good starting place for those who are affected by someone who has BPD. The points in this book will assist the non-BP in obtaining a voice in the relationship.