Living on the Border of Disorder: How to Cope With an Addictive Person

  • Publish Date: 1992-06-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Cherry Boone O'Neill;Dan O'Neill

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offers a practical and healthy approach-both to the victims of disorder and to those who live in the 'network' around them. Cathy Rigby McCoy

a powerful and timely tool-I highly recommend it. Richard Carpenter

A book filled with hope and practical help

Cherry Boone O'Neill's painfully transparent story of her battle with eating disorders and subsequent recovery in the bestselling book, Starving for Attention, touched the lives of thousands of people dealing with the behaviors associated with a long list of compulsions alcoholism, drug abuse, anorexia, overeating, sexual addiction, manic-depression, pornography, compulsive gambling, stealing or lying.

But those destructive compulsions and other trigger shock waves fare beyond the victim's own life. Friends and relatives are also drawn into the painful downward spiral. Dealing with the fear, anger, guilt, confusion, and mistrust takes a heavy toll.

Dan and Cherry O'Neill have walked this troubled road together and provide invaluable insight on how to avoid becoming another victim in the emotional earthquake of an addictive person's life. By cultivating healthy attitudes and strategies toward that person, it is possible to regain control and balance, while providing the disordered man or woman with a positive environment for healthy change.

Cherry's disorder was heartwrenching, devastating to our whole family. We tried so hard to help by loving, caring and praying. And yet we often felt so painfully powerless. As Cherr

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