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My cousin has likely borderline personality disorder and I don't know how to deal with it?
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Get help
I would reccommend getting some support from others perhaps relatives who care about your cousin and try to support her by being consistent, not getting involved or tolerating negative behaviors and encouraging her to get consistent help and support within the group of caring others you have assembled, or professionally.

In brief: Get help
I would reccommend getting some support from others perhaps relatives who care about your cousin and try to support her by being consistent, not getting involved or tolerating negative behaviors and encouraging her to get consistent help and support within the group of caring others you have assembled, or professionally.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Helpful resources
Some great resources are available.
One of the best is stop walking on eggshells by paul mason and randi kreger. Highly recommended!

In brief: Helpful resources
Some great resources are available.
One of the best is stop walking on eggshells by paul mason and randi kreger. Highly recommended!
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
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Dr. Robert Woods
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: A web-link with more info. about borderline personality disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001931/
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Borderline cousin
Stay supportive, avoid verbal confrontations, ignore personal attacks, & help him/her find a competent counselor who specializes in dialectical behavior therapy work.

In brief: Borderline cousin
Stay supportive, avoid verbal confrontations, ignore personal attacks, & help him/her find a competent counselor who specializes in dialectical behavior therapy work.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Read up on it
Walking on eggshells is written 4 relatives spouses & friends of borderlines.

In brief: Read up on it
Walking on eggshells is written 4 relatives spouses & friends of borderlines.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Another good book is "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me." by Jerald Kreisman.
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