• Borderline Personality Disorder

  • The Hidden Faces of BPD That You Need to Spot. How to Manage Out of Control Emotions Before They Destroy Your Relationship
  • By: David Lawson PhD
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Are you trapped in a toxic relationship? Have you been led to believe that it’s you who’s always wrong? Are uncontrolled emotions isolating you and destroying everything they touch? Are you afraid of what will happen if you decide to break out of your relationship?

Being in a relationship with a person who has a borderline personality means living a love-hate relationship that’s obsessive, complicated, and unstable. Unfortunately, these kinds of relationships can be particularly difficult to escape from. However long the relationship has lasted, a relationship with a person who has BPD typically creates a destabilizing impact on the psyche of those who live with it and leaves emotional wounds that are very difficult to heal.

Sadly, sometimes, these relationships produce more than just psychological wounds. Stalking, threats, and physical violence are all possibilities when a person breaks up with someone who has a serious borderline personality disorder. Threats of suicide, self-harm, or even revenge attempts are all common issues in such situations.

Sufferers of BPD live at the limit, they are acrobats in a precarious balance on a razor’s edge.

This audiobook is essential listening if, in the last three months, a person that you are close to has been overwhelmed by:

  • Anxiety, depression, and anger, often for reasons that others find difficult to understand or that they consider inconsequential
  • Intense or uncontrollable emotional explosions
  • Instability in interpersonal relationships and self-esteem
  • Concerns about abandonment
  • Desperate feelings of being misunderstood
  • Feelings of powerlessness and despair
  • Ideas about self-harm and/or suicide
  • Doubts about themselves and their sanity

Do the following symptoms play families? A person who comes into close contact with a sufferer of BPD will, over time, be exposed to a variety of manipulative behaviors. Normally, the BPD sufferer will use sophisticated manipulation techniques in order to decline even the most minor of life’s responsibilities. 

To put it briefly, as suggested by one of my readers, "BPD people put their entire lives in your hands and then blame you and punish you if something goes wrong." BPD is a black hole of attention and affection. Nothing can fill this void. 

The person closest to the BPD victim can experience the following feelings that prevent that person from moving away from their BPD:

  • They will feel used and manipulated.
  • They will be forced to sacrifice their personal needs in a dedicated existence, devoted to the sufferer of BPD.
  • There will be concern about what will happen to the BPD sufferer if I leave.
  • THere will be concerns, like: How will the BPD sufferer react to a break-up? Will they try to self-harm or commit suicide?
  • If I abandon the BPD sufferer, then I am the bad person who has been selfish, and disregarded him, so what he says is true.

There are many other situations that are listed within this book. Knowing the right information allows you to limit the damage and avoid unnecessary suffering. 

©2020 David Lawson, PhD (P)2020 David Lawson, PhD

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Insightful- from someone with BPD

This book didn't make me feel like a piece of crap, which is something. I skimmed over the last few chapters about relationships, hoping my S/O will listen to them. I would listen to it again. I was made aware of my diagnoses recently and came across this this book to help me understand BPD and myself a little more and it did. I recommend.

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Don't let this be the 1st book you read on BPD

As a sufferer of BPD, this book initially had me feeling defensive and misunderstood. After giving it a lot of thought, I do think it is a worthwhile read for another book on BPD, in the sense that you really can't read too many. Every book has some new info or perspective that adds to what you already know. The delivery of the information leaves out a lot of explanation/understanding of what a BPD sufferer is going through. I feel that could be damaging for people looking to learn about this if they aren't extremely open minded and read other books as well. Don't let this be the first book you read on BPD, and certainly don't let it be the only book you read! If you want another one to read, this one is ok. However It is very short, cut, and dry. I would not recommend this to anyone in my life as a guide to understanding me. I highly Recommend "Borderline Personally Disorder Survival Guide for You and Your Relationship" by Julie Griffiths. If you have no idea where to start, that is very eye opening while also including necessary sensitivity to everyone involved.

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Well listen the price of the audible.!!

This book is easy to listen and understand. A good way to learn about helping those with a borderline personality disorder.

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A Very helpful and useful audible !!

I thought this was a great book to help me understand my disorder, and overcome the fear of the unknown. When you allow yourself to be open to learning, you unravel a new side of you that is openminded to change.

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Gorgeous Book!!

This is the first information that I've researched on BPD that does not label sufferers as manipulators and bad people. They accurately describe the illness, the possible sources, and the ways to cope with it. It describes the difficulties of the sufferers and those that love them.

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Interesting to listen to!!

The only thing I was disappointed in was that they did not cover anything to do with finding your identities, such as being able to set goals and the like.

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  • debbie janes
  • 03-03-21

lacks depth

the audio on this isn't very good its a very basic outline of bpd contradictions in place claim you can simply get rid of bpd if you control your outbursts but in other parts says it a life long debilitating condition

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  • Chris
  • 06-12-20

FANTASTIC

This thing has made me realise where my life went wrong so many times over and over would highly recommend