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Outline of five books for relatives of persons suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) published by the German publisher Starks-Sture Verlag.
Borderline Personality Disorder causes patients to act in a very contradictory way that is often not comprehensible to those who are closest to them. The patient’s mood frequently changes from effusiveness to extreme devaluation of themselves and of the people close to them. Relatives of BPD patients are especially helpless against the disorder as they are dragged into it not knowing what to do. The close contact to people with Borderline Personality Disorder thus can have a destructive effect on the relatives who may develop disorders such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other serious psychosomatic illnesses.
It is astonishing that the difficulties that relatives of BPD patients suffer have been paid very little attention so far. In 2004 only one of the approximately 120 German language books on Borderline Personality Disorder provided relatives with help: the translation of “Stop walking on eggshells” (by P. Mason and R. Kreger).

Licensing available for the following Books:
borderline brach herz

Sonja Szomoru

borderline brach herz

Hilfe zur Trennungsverarbeitung für Borderline-Partner

Borderline - Psychologie - Ratgeber - International Rights

In 2005 Starks-Sture Verlag published:
“borderline brach herz, Hilfe zur Trennungsverarbeitung für Borderline-Partner"
(borderline broke heart, a helpguide for ex-partners of BPD patients)

by Sonja Szomoru.
The book remained among the top five titles of the German language books on BPD for one year. The second revised edition of the book is now among the top ten books.
It provides ex-partners who are always traumatized after separating from BPD patients with help on how to return to a normal life. This book also pays attention to codependency.
The reader’s reactions to this book have been without exception extremely positive and enthusiastic (see reviews at: http://www.starks-sture-verlag.de or http://www.amazon.de / translations available on request).
ISBN: 978-3-9809496-5-1, 120 pages, € 12.90

Directory

Preface

1. The Borderline Personality Disorder (BPS)
- History of BPS
- Criterions
- The Borderline Society
- Aquaintance of BPS
2. The structure of partner-ship to borderline disorders
- Similarities of relatives of persons with BPS
- Importance of the relationship to a borderline person
- Tendencies in the development in relationship
3. Break up
- It is always dramatic
- Help in case of Break-up
4. After break up
- Psychic trauma
- Loss of value
- The central question of “how”
- The first sign of relieve
- Alteration of anger, pain and guilt
- Do borderline persons have a conscience
- Why does the pain not stop
5. A way to a new life
- Time heals all wounds – let pain happen
- Therapy and persons
- To forgive myself
- To develop new values and to rediscover new bounderies
6. Good/Bad examples
7. Is their no excuse
8. The great present we receive through borderline

Review

“…I had a Borderline partner. Never could I have imagined that separating from someone would shatter me so much.
‘borderline brach herz’ helped me to understand what had actually been going on with me and that a lot of people
living with borderline partners were experiencing the same things I did. The book really gave me strength and comfort
to endure the many bad hours and to slowly overcome my deep pain. I have read it again and again.
It also helped me to better understand the perspective of people with BPD who are so destructive towards their partners
because they were hurt themselves. I can recommend to all people living with a Borderline partner and also to the relatives to read this book
that was written in such a sensitive and understanding way. It helped me and it was exactly what I needed in that situation!” (http://www.amazon.de)

ISBN 978-3-9809496-5-1 / 120 Pages

Fairytales

Katja Braun

Fairytales

Selbstakzeptanz in der Borderline-Beziehung

Belletristik - Borderline - Psychologie - International Rights

In 2007 Starks-Sture Verlag published:
„Fairytales, Liebe auf der Grenzlinie Borderline" (Fairytales, Love on the borderline)
by Katja Braun.
This book has been among the top thirty German language books on Borderline Personality Disorder since it was first published and is constantly climbing up best seller lists.
In this book which has the form of a novel the author describes her very typical relationship with a man suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
It is only through his weird behavior and his occasional violent acts that she eventually finds out what the problem is.
Written in a natural and easy way this book does still have all the drama that is so essential to any such relationship.
ISBN: 978-3-939586-05-0, 140 pages, € 14.80

“I have read this book three times and I just find it fantastic! It is humorously written, lovingly presented, and completely without prejudice or accusation, this book is really wonderful to read and it is easy to understand how the protagonists feel. The subject of the book, ‘Borderline’, remains unspoken and hidden, but you can suspect it. The ending is a complete surprise! I would have expected something else …“(amazon.de)

Review

“I have read this book three times and I just find it fantastic! It is humorously written, lovingly presented,
and completely without prejudice or accusation, this book is really wonderful to read and it is easy to understand
how the protagonists feel. The subject of the book, ‘Borderline’, remains unspoken and hidden, but you can suspect it.
The ending is a complete surprise! I would have expected something else …“ (amazon.de)

ISBN 978-3-939586-05-0 / 140 Pages

Wie der Falter in das Licht

Manuela Rösel

Wie der Falter in das Licht

Selbstakzeptanz in der Borderline-Beziehung

Borderline - Psychologie - Ratgeber - International Rights

In 2007 Starks-Sture Verlag published:
“Wie der Falter in das Licht, Selbstakzeptanz in der Borderline-Beziehung"
(Like a moth into the light, self-acceptance in a BPD relationship)

by Manuela Rösel.
This book has been among the top twenty German language books on Borderline Personality Disorder since it was first published and is constantly climbing up best-seller lists.
In this book the author uses various examples to make partners aware of the reasons that led to them having a destructive couple relationship.
At the same time she offers valuable advice on how to increase self-acceptance in order not to remain helpless in the relationship.
Again she also refers to the communication strategies of Marshall M. Rosenberg. This is a very sensitive and effective self-help book.
ISBN: 978-3-9809496-02-9, 160 pages, € 16.90

Directory

Preface

1. Environmental conditions and the concequences
- Criterions of DSM IV
- Communication without violence
- Really helpless
- Education – relationship
- Matters of believe
- Destiny?
- Role playing-models
- Matters of involvement
- Do I have follow relationship rules?
- I always fall for wrong person
- Self-healing
- Who is wrong and who is right?
- The priority of diagnosis
- How does the borderline problem of my partner effect myself
- Why am I encaged in this relationship?
2. Real stories – out of life
- Mareike T., 36 years old, corporate consultant, former partner
- Andreas M., 30 years old, journalist, former partner, one child
- Jeanette D., 38 years old, director, former partner, one child
- Stefan S., 47 years old, employee, former partner
3. What is obvious
- A natural development
- Grown-up and what now?
- How can I realize it?
- Similarities
- When should I end a relationship?
- What you should not do after the break-up
- Consequences for partners after a break-up
- Consequences out of neglecting treatment
End ...

Review

“I thought everything had been written about but Ms Rösel went one step further.
Just like her first book ‘Wenn lieben weh tut’ this book also gave me a lot. I managed to do what the book recommends,
to gather new information and to intent to put a few things into practice. Her way of gripping the reader and of motivating them
to change things is really incredible. I look forward to every new book and I am curious to know what other things she will impart,
teach and give us, the readers, in future. Thanks a million for the good structure, the perfect information and the sensitive way of writing.” (amazon.de)

ISBN 978-3-939586-02-9 / 160 Pages