I am no expert and I mean no harm in these reviews. I am reviewing things that are BPD related and how much they helped me, in hope it will help others as well!
I Hate You Don’t leave me is a book by Kreisman MD, Jerold J., Hal Straus, is a book about understanding BPD. It is definitely a very informative book that helped me learn more about myself and it can help others know more about BPD. Unfortunately, your kind of left with a feeling of dread and hopelessness afterwards, BUT it does give you good resources to help you! This book is better for those who want to learn more about BPD for a person with BPD, rather than a person with BPD.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook is not a solution to your problems and does not replace DBT and such, but it helps. It helps you differentiate and and figure out your feelings and thoughts. This workbook has so far helped me tons. It started my realizations for all this mess in my head and how best I can clean it up a bit. At times though it makes you think too much and overanalyze which makes you spiral at times.
Silver Linings Playbook is an amazing movie. I don’t think I have watched something this relatable. It is about a man with Bipolar who meets a girl who isn’t officially diagnosed with BPD, but people say it is pretty much BPD. The two main characters, Pat and Tiffany, combined is EXACTLY how I feel with my own things mixed in of course. Highly recommend for entertainment or to know and relate to mental health!
This book was written by the same people who wrote I Hate You Don’t Leave Me, but its aimed more towards a person with BPD. Its a comforting read, rather than feeling OMG WHY DO I HAVE THIS I dont want it freaking out from I Hate You Don’t Leave Me. It helps you understand and explore your illness more. It covers everything you feel with BPD and does help you with coping with it by understanding yourself more!
While this show is a little bit offensive and very stereotypical of a ex with BPD, on some levels you can relate. Her background, relationships with people, and thought process is very similar to someone with BPD. The chronic feeling of loneliness, not having an identity, attaching herself to people, and “craziness” makes it seem like your watching your worst fears about yourself on screen, but in a funny way. Sometimes its good to have light hearted comedy for a horrible day that you can relate to.
This book I have yet to read. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care For has BPD is a book that has been recommended to me to give to friends and family. It has helped many people I know in their relationships and marriages. I will not rate this as I have yet to read it, but I still recommend it!