STOP CARETAKING THE BORDERLINE OR NARCISSIST

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Stop Caretaking The Borderline Or Narcissist

Author : Margalis Fjelstad
ISBN : 9781442220195
Genre : Psychology
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People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders have a serious mental illness that primarily affects their intimate, personal, and family relationships. Often they appear to be normally functioning at work and in public interactions, and Narcissists may even be highly effective, in the short term, in some work or social situations. However, in intimate relationships, they can be emotional, aggressive, demeaning, illogical, paranoid, accusing, and controlling—in the extreme. Their ability to function normally or pleasantly can suddenly change in an instant, like flipping a switch. These negative behaviors don’t happen once in a while, they happen almost continuously in their intimate relationships and most often, and especially with their Caretaker family member. Here, Margalis Fjelstad describes how people get into a Caretaker role with a Borderline or Narcissist, and how they can get out. Caretakers give up their sense of self to become who and what the Borderline or Narcissist needs them to be. This compromises the Caretaker’s self-esteem, distorts their thinking processes, and locks them into a Victim-Persecutor-Rescuer pattern with the Borderline or Narcissist. The book looks at the underlying rules and expectations in these relationships and shows Caretaker’s how to move themselves out of these rigid interactions and into a healthier, more productive, and positive lifestyle—with or without the Borderline/Narcissistic partner or family member. It describes how to get out of destructive interactions with the Borderline or Narcissist and how to take new, more effective actions to focus on personal wants, needs, and life goals while allowing the Borderline or Narcissist to take care of themselves. It presents a realistic, yet compassionate, attitude toward the self-destructive nature of these relationships, and gives real life examples of how individuals have let go of their Caretaker behaviors with creative and effective solutions.
Category: Psychology

Healing From A Narcissistic Relationship

Author : Margalis Fjelstad
ISBN : 9781442272019
Genre : Psychology
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Recovering from any broken relationship is difficult, but when one partner is a narcissist, extracting yourself from the union and healing from the emotional damage can be overwhelming. Using stories from her practice, Margalis Fjelstad helps “caretakers” heal from their broken relationships and navigate the rocky waters post-break up.
Category: Psychology

Coping With Difficult Families

Author : Jane McGregor
ISBN : 9781847092991
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78.5 MB
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We all have family members who push our buttons. Some are poor communicators, others are anti-social, and the rest are out to make our lives a misery! With a strong emphasis on empathy and emotional intelligence, the book offers practical advice on how to break dysfunctional family dynamics, and interact effectively with other members.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Toxic Parents Survival Guide

Author : Bryn Collins
ISBN : 9780757321207
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 89.46 MB
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If you or someone you love grew up with an emotionally unavailable, narcissistic, or selfish parent, you probably struggle with residual feelings of anger, abandonment, loneliness, or shame. For anyone who endured a nightmare or a wasteland instead of a nurturing childhood, The Toxic Parents Survival Guide will offer you the clinical insights and the day-to-day tools so you can break the chains of toxicity that bind you in a mess you didn't create. Psychologist Bryn Collins pulls back the layers to explore the very complicated relationship with an emotionally unavailable parent. Whether they were unavailable because of addiction, mental illness, or being overly controlling or an iceberg, this imminently practical book will help validate your frustration and emotional struggles, help you set clear boundaries, and learn how to un-mesh yourself and move forward to a place of strength and peace without any guilt. Using case studies, quizzes, and jargon-free concepts, Collins profiles the most common types of toxic parents and offers the tactics and tools you need to change and break free of these painful associations. Your wounds can be healed and you can move forward. The Toxic Parents Survival Guide will help you find different ways of dealing with your parents' painful legacy so that you don't suffer and don't pass along emotional unavailability to the next generation or your current relationships.
Category: Self-Help

The Borderline Patient

Author : James S. Grotstein
ISBN : 0881630373
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

Literature And Psychology

Author : Leonard Falk Manheim
ISBN : UOM:39015011302612
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature