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Crazy Love

Crazy Love
Dealing With Your Partner's Problem Personality




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ISBN: 9781886230804
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About the Book

The scenario is all too common: Girl meets guy (or Guy meets girl). Guy is smart, charming, and maybe even endearing. Girl falls in love. As the relationship progresses Guy's serious personality problems begin to surface. She gets longer and more vivid glimpses of habits and tendencies she didn't notice at first. With about 15% of the adult population suffering from one or more personality disorders — that's over 16 million potential relationship partners, says the National Institutes of Health — finding the right partner and maintaining a healthy love relationship is harder work than we thought! Crazy Love sheds light on the odd but surprisingly common disorders of personality so that readers can become better informed and more careful when entering or continuing a relationship. Johnson and Murray tell us why so many of us are attracted to personality disordered partners, and—most important—they offer strategies for detecting and avoiding such potential disasters. They also recognize the needs of readers who are already in committed relationships with personality-impaired partners, and offer hope in the form of healthy survival strategies and tips for making the relationship more livable.


W. Brad Johnson (Author)
W. Brad Johnson, PhD, is professor of psychology in the department of leadership, ethics, and law at the United States Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He is a clinical... Read more

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Kellly Murray (Author)
Kelly Murray, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Director of Ph.D. Clinical Education at Loyola College in Baltimore. She is also a clinical psychologist who is in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland where she works and writes in the areas of... Read more

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“Finally, there is a book that I can recommend to those with personality-disordered partners. Crazy Love is an indispensable and reader-friendly resource. Highly recommended.”
Len Sperry, MD, PhD, author, Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of DSM-IV-TR Personality Disorders, 2ed. and co-author of The Disordered Couple

“A must read for anyone who wants healthy relationships, and a must-have for every therapist's lending library... Detailed, sophisticated and meticulous, yet imminently readable and down-to-earth...”
Mary Guindon, PhD, chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University

Crazy Love is an extremely valuable resource for those in relationships with personality-disordered individuals!... An excellent tool for therapist, family member, friend, spouse, or partner of someone with personality disorders.”
Patricia Watson, PhD, Senior Educational Specialist, National Center for PTSD

Crazy Love is about making intelligent choices and learning from understandable mistakes in relationships...accurately evaluate all...potential partners...I recommend it highly to persons who are mired down in a difficult relationship and wonder, 'How did I get into this relationship and why do I stay in it?”
Robert J. Wicks, PsyD, author, Riding the Dragon; professor, Loyola College in Maryland

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