Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner's Problem Personality (Google eBook)

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Impact Publishers, 2007 - Psychology - 233 pages
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Girl meets guy (or Guy meets girl). Guy is smart, charming, maybe even endearing. Girl falls in love. As the relationship progresses Guy's serious personality problems begin to surface. Girl gets more vivid glimpses of habits and tendencies she didn't first notice. With about 15% of the adult population suffering from one or more personality disorders -- that's over 16 million potential relationship partners, says the National Institutes of Health -- finding the right partner and maintaining a healthy love relationship is harder work than we thought! Crazy Love sheds light on the odd but surprisingly common disorders of personality. Psychologists Johnson and Murray tell us why so many of us are attracted to personality disordered partners, and offer strategies for detecting and avoiding such potential disasters. They also offer hope for readers already in committed relationships with personality-impaired partners, with healthy survival strategies and tips for making the relationship more livable. Contents include: The Weird Partner Detection and Survival Guide; Personality Disorders 101: Understanding Weird Partners; How Could I Be Attracted to PDPs?
  

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"...Realistic expectations for these relationships are offered along with extremely well-informed, practical advice." -- Counseling Today, January 2008
"Of particular help are revelations on why
the reader might be attracted to certain types and tips for making better choices in the future...excellent...recommended for libraries." -- Library Journal
"Realistic expectations for these relationships are offered along with extremely well-informed, practical advice." -- Counseling Today, January 2008
This riveting and easy to read guide to relationships and disorders was a big help to me. In terms that are not psycho-babble, the various personality disorders are laid out in order of severity. The reader is given detailed analysis and descriptions to help match a disorder to the person you might be with, along with with cautions for being in the relationship. Over and over the basic mantra is slow down, listen to what they say, observe what they do, take your time, meet your partners family and friends, be healthy yourself and get out if it isn't working for you.
-M. Niehaus
 

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User Review  - Stuart Wasserman - Goodreads

I just finished this book and I am blown away. I recognize that some who have commented found some faults, but for me it was truly eye-opening. There were so many things in it that rang true from the ... Read full review

Contents

The Weird Partner Detection and Survival Guide
1
Understanding Weird Partners
7
How Could I Be Attracted to PDPs? Let Me Count the top Nine Ways
17
Odd Eccentric and Weird Partners
29
The Paranoid Personality
31
The Schizoid Personality
45
The Schizotypal Personality
61
The Antisocial Personality
77
The PassiveAggressive Personality
143
Anxious Withdrawn and Needy Partners
159
The Avoidant Personality
161
The Dependent Personality
175
The ObsessiveCompulsive Personality
189
The Depressive Personality
207
Some Final Thoughts
221
What If Im Married to a PersonalityDisordered Partner?
223

The Borderline Personality
95
The Histrionic Personality
113
The Narcissistic Personality
127

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About the author (2007)

W. Brad Johnson is an associate professor of psychology in the department of leadership, ethics, and law at the United States Naval Academy. A faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University, Johnson's work has appeared in numerous journals and professional publications including Consulting Psychology Journal, Military Medicine, and The Journal of Psychology.

Gregory P. Harper is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a retired Navy captain and aviator. Captain Harper is a national security fellow at Harvard University, and is a former instructor at the U.S. Naval War College, as well as a former director of the National Joint Military Intelligence Center.

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