On Borderline Personality Disorder

 © 2018 Megan Hunter and Bill Eddy

The month of May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. Here are some of our thoughts on hope for people with this disorder and those around them.
Fifteen years ago, most people knew very little about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and what they knew had been painted as a negative, scary disorder with no hope for improvement or recovery. Times have changed and we know much more today about BPD than ever before. That being said, it remains a confusing disorder for most. ....Continue Reading
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Megan Hunter, MBA, is an author, speaker, and expert on high-conflict disputes. She is CEO and co-founder of the High Conflict Institute, Megan developed the concept of the Institute after 13 years in family law as the Family Law Specialist with the Arizona Supreme Court, and Child Support Manager of the Dawes County Attorney’s Office in Nebraska. She is CEO of Unhooked Media, and is publisher at High Conflict Institute Press and its imprint Unhooked Books. 

She is co-author with Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., of Dating Radar: Why Your Brain Says Yes to “The One” Who Will Make Your Life Hell and author of Bait & Switch: Saving Your Relationship After Incredible Romance Turns Into Exhausting Chaos.

Megan has trained in High-Conflict management techniques and theories for many groups, including legal, mental health, business and leadership groups, as well as universities and other professionals across Australia, the U.S., Canada, and South Africa.  Read full bio
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May is BPD Awareness Month

Check out our featured text:

If you live with borderline personality disorder, you already know how painful it can be. But take heart – recovery is possible! The Big Book on Borderline Personality Disorder offers advice from someone who’s been there.

Author Shehrina Rooney shrugs off the stigma, busts myths, and translates the diagnostic criteria into everyday language. She explains the brain science of emotion dysregulation and shares her favorite strategies and skills for weathering the storm. 

The Big Book on BPD includes special chapters for family and loved ones, men with BPD, and anyone newly diagnosed. The author gives readers strategies for coping with BPD in the workplace and as a parent. In short, this book covers everything you (or your parents or therapist) could possibly want to know about BPD.

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Confused by sudden mood changes in a BPD relationship?
Has your fairy-tale romance suddenly transformed into relationship chaos? Are you bewildered with how the person of your dreams has morphed into someone you barely recognize--displaying hostile, unpredictable behavior that leaves you exhausted and confused? If your relationship has deteriorated into one high-conflict scenario after another, and you're trying to decide whether you should dig deep and try to make it work or cut your losses and exit safely, this straight-talking book has the answers you need.  Get it here.


Wondering, ‘How did I get here?’ In her exceptional book, Bait & Switch, international speaker Megan Hunter provides meaningful insight for people who sailed into love on a wave of excitement only to find themselves living inside a storm. This book is a must-read for anyone in love with a person with borderline personality traits making meaning out of the chaos while bringing skills and hope in an ocean of despair.

       —Lynne Kenney, PsyD, pediatric psychologist, international educator, and author of The Family Coach Method and Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think, and Do to Help Anxious, Angry, and Over-the-Top Kids


Check out our video at Big Think Experts
on dealing with High-Conflict People


If your conversations with a certain someone always seem to go south, you might be Talkin' to the Wrong Brian!


Dennis Beaver of the Hanford Sentinel writes: "How many times have you heard a friend say, 'It seems that I am always picking the wrong kind of person to date?' Maybe you’ve even said this yourself, after coming out of a true nightmarish relationship. But what if you never allowed that first or second date to go any further?"  Check out his write-up on Dating Radar: Why Your Brain says Yes to ‘The One’ Who Will Make Your Life Hell.   Get your copy here 

Thank You!

"On behalf of [our organization], I wanted to thank you again for your dynamic and engaging presentation. Feedback from the board and from participants has been very positive.  I know that attorneys, evaluators, therapists and mediators all thought that you offered relevant and practical information that they plan to use in practice.  There is no doubt that it was you who attracted the largest crowd we have had in a while!"

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6/2 - Managing High Conflict People in Mediation
Presenter:  Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Children Now 2018 Symposium
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Info/Register HERE
6/6 - Mediation with Personality-Disordered Clients
Presenter:  Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 55th Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Info Register HERE

6/7 - Demystifying Borderline Personality Disorder in Family Court: Yes, There’s Hope
Presenters: Megan Hunter, MBA with Robert O. Friedel, MD
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 55th Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Info Register HERE
6/8 - New Ways for Families: A Canadian Perspective for Trauma-Informed Practice
Presenters:  Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., with Tracey M. Lipp, MSW, Louise M. Vandenbosch, MSW, and
Nicole Vath
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 55th Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Info Register HERE
6/29 - Managing High-Conflict Personality Disorders in Divorce
Presenter: Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
State Bar of Arizona 2018 Annual Convention
Phoenix, AZ
Info Register HERE
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Books rise and fall on Amazon based in part on review comments by readers. If you like any of our books, especially new books such as Bill Eddy’s 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life, please write a review on Amazon. You don’t have to buy a book to review it, but it gives it a little more weight. Of course, it’s up to you! We want to reach as many people as possible with our information and skills and you can help us spread the word. Thanks!
Are you a fan of Bill Eddy's writing? 

Check out his Psychology Today blog: 

High conflict personalities create chaos, target you, disrupt family and worse. Bill Eddy explains narcissists, sociopaths and other HCP’s to help you navigate your relationships.

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More than 100,000 professionals in organizations across the globe have used High Conflict Institute to help solve the most challenging high-conflict situations using our unique, proven strategies and methods.

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