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Self Help book on Borderline Personality Disorder

I am in the middle of reading an excellent new book by Randi Kreger entitled, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592853633?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1592853633″The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells./aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1592853633″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / Kreger is also co-author of the very popular a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157224108X?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=157224108X”span style=”font-style:italic;”span style=”font-style:italic;”Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder/span/span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=157224108X” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1572242760?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1572242760″span style=”font-style:italic;”The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook./span/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1572242760″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / These books are a must for those of you dealing with someone with BPD. br /br /The new book for family members of those with BPD has some great strategies for coping with the disorder as well as good descriptions of the dynamics of the relationship between the person with BPD and the non-BPD. This is important as the dance between the person with BPD and the one without can contribute to an increase in symptoms and problems. br /br /Although Kreger points out that many men have BPD (the DSM-IV says 75% women, 25% men–though some experts think the number of men is higher), I believe that men need coping strategies as they are the ones who are often involved with BPD women and do not know where to turn for help. Women have more access to, and are willing to get more help from the mental health profession and they get more help from society in general. There are many reasons for this that we have discussed on this blog. br /br /I am scheduled to have Ms. Kreger on my PJTV show next week to give advice to men who are coping with a significant other who has BPD (she points out that women dealing with a BPD family member can learn much from her work also). Hopefully, she can shed some light on this disorder and how men can cope.br /br /Update: Ms. Kreger lets us know in the comments that if people want to know more about BPD, they can go to her website at a href=”http://www.bpdcentral.com/index.php”www.BPDCentral.com./a There is also a support community if you have a family member a href=”http://www.bpdcentral.com/support/email.shtml”with BPD here.br //a