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How can family members or loved ones deal with a borderline personality disorder?

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Dr Jerold Kreisman
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Be there. Be real.

Try to be consistent.
Be supportive and empathic, but also remind the other of the reality of the situation.

In brief: Be there. Be real.

Try to be consistent.
Be supportive and empathic, but also remind the other of the reality of the situation.
Dr Jerold Kreisman
Dr Jerold Kreisman
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Dr Asa Marokus
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Validate, set limits

There are many books for family members and loved ones of a person with borderline personality disorder.
There are probably support groups as well. Are you a parent, sibling, child, spouse of the patient or are you the patient? Marsha linehan has developed a therapy called dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt) for people with dbt. Read about this. Central to it are validating and setting limits.

In brief: Validate, set limits

There are many books for family members and loved ones of a person with borderline personality disorder.
There are probably support groups as well. Are you a parent, sibling, child, spouse of the patient or are you the patient? Marsha linehan has developed a therapy called dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt) for people with dbt. Read about this. Central to it are validating and setting limits.
Dr Asa Marokus
Dr Asa Marokus
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