Borderline Personality Disorder & Relationships
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Miano, A., Dziobek, I., & Roepke, S. (2020). Characterizing Couple Dysfunction in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2018_32_388
Sansone, R. A., & Sansone, L. A. (2011). Sexual Behavior in Borderline Personality: A Review. Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 8(2), 14-18.
Zanarini, M. C., et al. (2016). The Course of Marriage/Sustained Cohabitation and Parenthood Among Borderline Patients Followed Prospectively for 16 Years. Journal of Personality Disorders, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2014_28_147
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “How Does BPD Affect Romantic Relationships?” and “5 Tips For Loving Someone With BPD”. New material written by Lydia Antonatos, LMHC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Stephanie Capecchi, LCSW
Reviewer: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS