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When a Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder: A Compassionate Guide to Building a Healthy and Supportive Relationship
Daniel S. Lobel, PhD
Rockridge Press | Callisto Media / Softcover / May 2022
9781638784906 (ISBN-10: 1638784906)
Borderline Personality Disorder (Self Help) / Relationships (Self Help)
price: $20.99 (may be subject to change)
168 pages
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Support yourself and your loved one living with borderline personality disorder

Loving someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be complex and overwhelming. This guide provides compassionate strategies and exercises to help you set boundaries, practice self-care, and build a healthier and more supportive relationship.

This top choice in borderline personality disorder books helps you to:
Understand BPD—Learn more about what BPD is and how it affects your loved one, your relationship, and you personally.
Consider their perspective—Explore how your loved one might feel in specific scenarios and how those feelings motivate their behavior.
Care for yourself—Acknowledge your emotions, and discover a variety of ways to seek support and make time for yourself.
Take action—Discover tips and techniques for communicating effectively with your loved one, as well as writing prompts to help you apply the strategies you learn to your relationship.

Pick up this standout among BPD books and get the tools you need to create balance and harmony in your relationship.


“A concise and practical guide to help family and friends deal with a deeply troubled loved one. An unparalleled tool in a very limited toolbox!” —Dr. Wendy Elias Wolfson, board-certified psychiatrist

“For anyone who has found themself in the often frightening, always frustrating foreign land that is a borderline relationship, here is the ultimate guidebook. Using language that is understandable and engaging, Dr. Lobel provides practical tools, realistic talking points, and ‘Key Takeaways’ that together create a readable road map for even the most intrepid traveler. I will be recommending this gem to many of my clients.” —Tracey Masella, licensed clinical social worker

“Unlike most clinicians, Daniel Lobel understands that the majority of people with BPD do not think they have anything wrong with them and therefore do not seek treatment. When this is the case, family members need specific information and tools that are hard to find. In this book, Lobel takes these family members from helplessness to hopefulness.” —Randi Kreger, author, Stop walking on eggshells, stop walking on eggshells for parents, The Essential Family Guide to borderline personality disorder

“After reading books written by Dr. Lobel, including his latest one, When a Loved One Has Borderline Personality Disorder, I’ve gained the clarity I had been missing. This latest book is an incredible guide, almost like a pocket-therapist in some aspects for me. A truly remarkable accomplishment for which there can never be enough thanks.” —J. Marlow

About the Author:

Daniel S. Lobel, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Katonah, New York. He’s the author of When Your Daughter Has BPD: Essential Skills to Help Families Manage Borderline Personality Disorder and When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Adult Children.

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