We hear that domestic violence is about power and control--specifically, that it's a form of oppression of women. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorderby Paul T. You might want to think about whether this fits your relationship--and do something about it.Thanks to this book, I was able to put a name to the behavior. It taught me that no matter what I might have done, the result would have been the same.By educating me about BPD, I was able to make an informed decision about the relationship.If, after reading this, you feel trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship, please get help.If a child in your home is experiencing this kind of abuse, please do all you can to protect them from its harmful effects.
It can include verbal abuse and constant criticism to more subtle tactics like intimidation, manipulation, and refusal to ever be pleased.
He told everyone the marriage was wonderful -- as so many men do. and Randi Kreger Order on-line More info on their Web site Paul Mason, M. As the authors of Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder point out, women (and men) with Borderline Personality Disorder are frequently abusive.
Remember: TV star and comedian Phil Hartman never talked about his marital problems, either, except to joke about having to leave the house when his wife was mad. " Do you feel like you need to walk on eggshells all the time?
But, as Paul and Randi point out, 75 percent of those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women.
And 75 percent of those with BPD have been physically or sexually abused.