A new perspective on BPD from a lawyer's point of view:
BPD is recognized in young adulthood and can result in rapid mood swings, broken relationships, impulsive actions, and various forms of self-destruction from cutting to suicide. in spite of the progress being made with various treatment strategies there have been few books that seek to explore the inner experience of those who suffer from BPD and to make their experiences understandable.
While the use of a treatment contract between the patient and her therapist has become common to secure a stable therapeutic alliance a broader use of contract principles to help those with BPD to frame and contain their feelings, impulses, and goals has not been sufficiently explored. By approaching BPD directly and applying negotiation principles attorney omas Mengert has provided a way of applying legal theory to this puzzling condition.
By seeking the greater good of all parties through a negotiation process with clarity in cause and consequence much of the chaos of Borderline lives can be avoided. For people with BPD daily life is like encountering a complex obstacle course for living but one that can be successfully negotiated and navigated through an understanding of the often hair-trigger alert status and extreme nature of borderline defenses. Over time the desperation of borderline lives can yield to insight and foresight through negotiation in order to achieve inner peace and freedom from pain.