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I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality Paperback – Illustrated, 7 April 2011
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-SystemsThinker.com ...a good resource for professionals and families, because it provides therapists with concrete ideas to incorporate both instruction and hope into their practice by providing patients and their families suggestions in simple, non-condescending language. It is by far the best book on the market on BPD.
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About the Author
Hal Straus is a professional health and medical writer who has penned five books, including the bestselling I Hate You-Don't Leave Me (with Jerold J. Kreisman, MD), and has contributed numerous articles toLadies' Home Journal, Men's Health, and Redbook.
- Publisher : Perigree; 1st edition (7 April 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0399536213
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399536212
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.78 x 21.08 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 10,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book focuses on the extremes of this illness, which I accept is sadly representative of many people experiencing this illness, but is not representative of all. The way the book is written implies that all individuals with this condition present with the extreme examples of the symptoms inherent with BPD. This is 100% untrue.
This book reinforces stereotypes and stigma, and is misinformative for the lay person trying to learn more to help loved ones.
The term "the borderline" is used to identify the sufferers and is completely impersonal. I understand that "Individuals with BPD" would be a nightmare to use throughout a book but a little more thought into how the BPD community is referred to would have been nice.
If you want to learn more about this illness, there is much better information online.
You cannot 'cure' a disease that doesn't exist. Instead, think about providing those that are 'different' with the contextual input we need...muppets.
If you're someone with BPD, take into consideration that some of the language used may be objectifying and impersonal - making you seem more like an object than a person. However, I felt it did a great job of making the symptoms feel valid and real, instead of just "pretending" like many therapists.
All in all, decent but nothing groundbreaking.