The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living with Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder

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New Harbinger Publications, Aug 9, 2002 - Self-Help - 224 pages

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include severe mood shifts, unfounded accusations and wildly inappropriate displays of anger, a range of self-destructive behaviors, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. For the friends and families of people with BPD, The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook supports and reinforces the ideas in its partner book Stop Walking on Eggshells.

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook can be used by itself, or as an accompaniment to the first book. A practical guide to successfully navigating life with someone with BPD, it’s chock full of worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help them apply what they’ve learned to their own relationship. It includes a form to help to fill in when looking for a clinician, a list of phrases to use, and a glossary of BPD-related terms. The book is easy to read and right to the point.


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Perfect for individuals with BPD or family members with BPD. Highly recommended Read full review

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Walking on Eggshells Does Someone in Your Life Have
Defining BPD The DSMIV and Cognitive Distortions
Brainwashing 101 How BPD Behavior Affects
Beyond Denial Accepting What You Cannot Change And Changing
Treasuring Yourself Owning Your Own Reality
Clearing the FOG Fear Obligation and Guilt
Being Heard Communicating with a Borderline
Considering Options and Making Decisions
Finding Qualified Professional Help
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About the author (2002)

Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of family members who have a loved one with BPD to an international forefront through her website,, and the Welcome to Oz online support community. Through Eggshells Press, she offers family members a wide variety of more specialized booklets and other materials. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN), a not-for-profit organization. Kreger is author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and The Essential Family Member Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder. She speaks and gives workshops about BPD internationally.

James Paul Shirley, LMSW, is a therapist with 15 years of experience with personality disorders. He provides support to people who are undergoing divorce and custody disputes with someone who has borderline personality disorder. He is coauthor of the Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook.

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