People with BPD can be compassionate, caring, smart, and funny, but they are also prone to explosive emotional outbursts and highly self-destructive acts. BPD expert Dr. Shari Manning helps overwhelmed loved ones understand why their spouse, adult child, or other family member acts so “impossible” -and learn to respond differently. She presents simple yet powerful strategies that can radically transform a troubled relationship. Filled with true stories to demonstrate ways to defuse crises, set limits, and help the person with BPD build crucial problem-solving and emotion-management skills. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for this disorder.