This wonderful book is designed specifically for families and friends of those with Bipolar Disorder. It looks directly, and lovingly, at the ways in which the non-bipolar can be a pivotal factor leading the stability rather than being a trigger for emotional breakdown. With extraordinary sensitivity, it reveals how Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a new standard for treatment, combines four components- Mindfulness, Interpersonal Relationship Skills, Emotional Regulation, and Distress Tolerance - to dramatically improve the life of the person with Bipolar Disorder as well as those of the family members and friends. DBT has been adopted very successfully as the key component and model for the Meehl House residential treatment program. Most importantly, this book is all about creating and nurturing, strong, loving relationships.