Understanding the Borderline Mother Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Understanding the Borderline Mother


  • Author : Christine Ann Lawson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765703316

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Understanding the Borderline Mother Excerpt :

The first love in our lives is our mother. Recognizing her face, her voice, the meaning of her moods, and her facial expressions is crucial to survival. Dr. Christine Ann Lawson vividly describes how mothers who suffer from borderline personality disorder produce children who may flounder in life even as adults, futilely struggling to reach the safety of a parental harbor, unable to recognize that their borderline parent lacks a pier, or even a discernible shore. Four character profiles describe different symptom clusters that include the waif mother, the hermit mother, the queen mother, and the witch. Children of borderlines are at risk for developing this complex and devastating personality disorder themselves. Dr. Lawson's recommendations for prevention include empathic understanding of the borderline mother and early intervention with her children to ground them in reality and counteract the often dangerous effects of living with a "make-believe" mother. Some readers may recognize their mothers as well as themselves in this book. They will also find specific suggestions for creating healthier relationships. Addressing the adult children of borderlines and the therapists who work with them, Dr. Lawson shows how to care for the waif without rescuing her, to attend to the hermit without feeding her fear, to love the queen without becoming her subject, and to live with the witch without becoming her victim. A Jason Aronson Book

Understanding the Borderline Mother Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Understanding the Borderline Mother


  • Author : Christine Ann Lawson
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053038389

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Understanding the Borderline Mother Excerpt :

Four character profiles describe different symptom clusters that include the waif mother, the hermit mother, the queen mother, and the witch." "Children of borderlines are at risk for developing this complex and devastating personality disorder themselves. Dr. Lawson's recommendations for prevention include empathic understanding of the borderline mother and early intervention with her children to ground them in reality and counteract the often dangerous effects of living with a "make-believe" mother.".

Surviving a Borderline Parent Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Surviving a Borderline Parent


  • Author : Kimberlee Roth
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458747464

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Surviving a Borderline Parent Excerpt :

Those raised by a BPD parent endured a volatile and painful childhood. This book offers readers step-by-step guidance to understanding and overcoming the lasting effects of being raised by a person with this disorder. Readers discover coping strategies for dealing with low self-esteem, lack of trust, guilt, and hypersensitivity....

When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder Book

When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Author : Daniel S. Lobel
  • Publisher : Rockridge Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 1641527234

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When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder Excerpt :

Caring for yourself and your relationship with your mom who has BPD. Growing up with a mom who has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is difficult--but it's still possible to have a functioning adult relationship with her. When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder provides you with crucial information for understanding the patterns behind her Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as the tools you need to start your own recovery process. Find ways to reconcile your complicated thoughts and feelings with straightforward and easy-to-use techniques. You'll also discover a number of sample dialogues that give you blueprints for safe and secure interactions in a variety of situations. When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder includes: You, your mother, and Borderline Personality Disorder--Learn why your mother behaves the way she does and how to maintain a relationship with her--without getting hurt. The help you need--Start healing with essential self-care strategies that will help you rebuild your self-esteem, cope with anxiety, protect your family, and more. Research-based tools--Get proven advice based on the most up-to-date approaches for managing a relationship with someone who has Borderline Personality Disorder. Get the help you need moving forward with the compassionate guidance of When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder.

Difficult Mothers  Adult Daughters Book

Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters


  • Author : Karen C.L. Anderson
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633537163

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Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters Excerpt :

“An empowering book . . . strategies for freeing yourself from the control of an unhealthy mother relationship.” —Susan Forward PhD, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Toxic Parents For any adult daughter who struggles with a narcissistic, controlling, or otherwise difficult mother, here’s the good news: Your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. Inspired by her own journey, Karen C.L. Anderson shows women how to emotionally separate from their difficult mothers without guilt and anxiety, so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences. With personal stories, practical tools, and journal prompts that can be used now to feel better. Anderson compassionately leads women struggling in their relationships with their difficult mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Her experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation. This book is about Anderson discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and—in relatable, real, funny, and compassionate prose—making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their own challenging relationships with their mothers. Learn: · Why mothers and daughters can have difficult relationships · How to heal and transform your mother “wounds” · How to tell your stories in a way that empowers · How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable · The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries · How to stop “shouldering” How to “re-mother” yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your needs

Borderline Mother Book

Borderline Mother


  • Author : David Lawson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 1650717288

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Borderline Mother Excerpt :

Have you been deeply hurt by your mother? Did the woman, who should have loved you, nourished you and protected you inflict traumas that still affect your life today? Are you struggling every day to repair the damage that she caused? If you were raised by a BPD parent, your childhood would more than likely have been an unstable and painful experience. Children raised by mothers with borderline personality disorder are at risk of developing the same kind of emotional problems. They may find themselves facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles in order to overcome their parent's dysfunctional attitudes, and it may be necessary to seek professional help to work on such feelings. If you have experienced these issues as a child, you may have low self-esteem or suffer from anger or depression. Recognising that these problems are not a choice, but the consequences of your mother's disorder, is a necessary first step towards healing your emotional wounds. Adult children of BDP parents are often afflicted with so much guilt and such a strong sense of profound obligation and shame that they feel obliged to keep secret all that has happened in the family, even when it is destroying their lives. These people can find it really difficult to share their experiences because mothers with BPD are usually very good at creating the perfect family image for outsiders to the family. I advise you to read this book if any of these symptoms sound familiar: Sudden unexplained anxiety followed by rapid falls into depression. Doubting yourself and your sanity. Mood swings. Endless and repetitive obsessive thinking about your mother. Constantly try to find explanations for what happened. Feelings of powerlessness and despair. A desire to self-isolate. Overwhelming feelings of loss and pain. Extreme attacks of anger. Insomnia or strange dreams. Many readers can recognize their mothers and themselves in this book Often the children of borderline mothers are terrified of their attitudes and remai

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder Book

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Author : Randi Kreger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592857838

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The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder Excerpt :

Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness. "Randi Kreger has done it again! With her new book, she continues to make the dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) readily accessible to those of us who love, live with and treat people who suffer from this complex condition." Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Residential Program, McLean Hospital"Kreger's communication techniques, grounded in the latest research, provide family members with the essential ability to regain a genuine, meaningful relationship with their loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder." Debra Resnick, Psy.D., President, Psychological Services and Human Development Center"This book offers hope for those who think their situation has none." Rachel Reiland, author of Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality DisorderFor family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster:Take care of yourselfUncover what keeps you feeling stuckCommunicate to be heardSet limits with loveReinforce the right behaviorsTogether the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help frie

Borderline Mother Book

Borderline Mother


  • Author : Stefanie Griffin
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2020-02-17
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9798614952457

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Borderline Mother Excerpt :

Did you grow up in a home with a parent who has Borderline Disorder?Has their narcissism had a knock-on effect in your later life?Do you now want to resolve the traumas you were subjected to and live a happier life? Living with anyone who is narcissistic or who has a borderline disorder is difficult enough. When that person is a parent and someone who you had no choice but to put up with, it becomes even harder. Young lives can be forever affected by their behaviour and it can lead to other issues later on. Inside this book, Borderline Mother: Growing Up with a Bipolar Parent with Borderline Disorder, you will uncover some of the strategies that can be employed when it comes to accepting what has happened and moving on, with chapters that cover: Understanding that it is not your fault The importance of individual identity Learning how to say no How to deal with conflict Regaining your trust in others Living up to your own expectations Finding your courage Learning forgiveness And more... The trauma you experienced as a child, growing up in the presence of a parent with borderline disorder, is not something that should define who you are now. instead, you can embrace what has happened, learn from it and use it to move on to a new chapter in life. That is what you deserve, and Borderline Mother will help you realize it!

When Your Daughter Has BPD Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

When Your Daughter Has BPD


  • Author : Daniel S. Lobel
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-12-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626259584

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When Your Daughter Has BPD Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking book, psychologist Daniel Lobel offers essential skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you understand your daughter’s disorder, define appropriate boundaries, put an end to daily emergencies, and rebuild the family’s structure from the ground up. If you have a daughter with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you may feel frustration, shame, and your family may be at the breaking point dealing with angry outbursts, threats, and constant emergencies. You may even feel guilty for not enjoying spending time with your child—but how can you when her behavior is abusive toward you and the rest of your family? You need solid skills you can use now to help your daughter and hold your family together. In this important guide, you’ll learn real solutions and strategies based in proven-effective DBT and CBT to help you weather the storm of BPD and restore a sense of normalcy and balance in your life. You’ll find an overview of BPD so you can better understand the driving forces behind your daughter’s difficult behavior. You’ll discover how you can help your daughter get the help she needs while also setting boundaries that foster respect and self-care for you and others in your family. And, most importantly, you’ll learn “emergency parenting techniques” to help you put a stop to abusive patterns and restore peace. If your daughter has BPD and your family is struggling to make it through each day, this book offers essential skills to help you cope and recover a sense of stability.

Missing Book

Missing


  • Author : Kathy Ewing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 0996871721

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Missing Excerpt :

Kathy Ewing knows what it's like to be raised by someone variously sullen, pleasant, angry, demanding, manipulative, engaging, and all the rest-sometimes changing from one mood to the next in a single conversation. In this personal memoir she writes of her memories from my childhood, in rough chronology, showing her mother's troubling behavior -the behavior that mystified her until she found a name for it, until she could put it in the context of Borderline Personality Disorder. The memoir shows how the diagnosis, the wrestling with her history, and the very writing of it have provided some comfort, if not healing.

Psychotherapy Of The Borderline Adult Book

Psychotherapy Of The Borderline Adult


  • Author : James F. Masterson, M.D.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134841615

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Psychotherapy Of The Borderline Adult Excerpt :

Published in 1988, Psychotherapy Of The Borderline Adult is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychotherapy.

Empathy Lessons Book

Empathy Lessons


  • Author : Lou Agosta
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-03-23
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 1981215859

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Empathy Lessons Excerpt :

Breezy yet brainy, Empathy Lessons provides 30 compelling and actionable lessons in restoring and expanding empathy in relationships and emotional well-being, at home and at work, in parenting and in business, at school and in the private consulting room, in the corporate jungle and in the empathy desert, in the public market and in the intimacy of the bedroom. Empathy is oxygen for the soul. So if you are short of breath due to life stress, get the expanded empathy delivered in this book. Just as the body needs oxygen to live physically, the soul needs empathy to live emotionally. Most people are naturally empathic, but the cynicism and denial needed to survive everyday life drives empathy away. Remove the obstacles to empathy and empathy naturally develops and grows. That is the training in a nutshell without all the details, guidance, and practice needed to succeed. Find out how to take your empathy to the next level in this book. The empathy lessons in this book include how- To perform a readiness assessment; establish a set up for success in cleaning up inauthenticities that block empathy so that empathy can expand and flourish; Empathy is not an "on-off" switch but a tuner (dial or dimmer) that expands or contracts in accessing the vicarious experience of the other person; Empathy works as a method of data gathering about the other person, providing a vicarious experience of the other person without being flooded by the experience; Introspection, vicarious experience, listening to one's own "voice over" and radical acceptance are the royal road to empathic receptivity; Empathic receptivity overcomes emotional contagion, creating a set up for clear communication of feelings and experiences; Empathic understanding overcomes conformity and enables shifting out of stuckness into contribution, transformation, and leadership, including satisfying and flourishing relationships; Empathic interpretation overcomes projection and is the folk definition of empathy, walkin

Lost in the Mirror Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Lost in the Mirror


  • Author : Richard A. Moskovitz
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-03-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780878332663

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Lost in the Mirror Excerpt :

Explores the frightening world of BPD patients and helps readers understand their pain.

Difficult Mothers  Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power


  • Author : Terri Apter
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-05-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393083927

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Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Excerpt :

An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters. Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother—the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother—and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Author : Shari Y. Manning
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 1606234862

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Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder Excerpt :

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny—but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions—and how to change the way you can respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD.