Understanding the Borderline Mother

Understanding the Borderline Mother
Author: Christine Ann Lawson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0765703319
ISBN 13: 9780765703316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Borderline Mother Book Review:

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

Understanding the Borderline Mother
Author: Christine Ann Lawson
Publsiher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053038389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Borderline Mother Book Review:

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.".

Understanding the Borderline Mother

Understanding the Borderline Mother
Author: Christine Ann Lawson
Publsiher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 0742599930
ISBN 13: 9780742599932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Borderline Mother Book Review:

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

Surviving a Borderline Parent

Surviving a Borderline Parent
Author: Kimberlee Roth
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009-12
ISBN 10: 1458747468
ISBN 13: 9781458747464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving a Borderline Parent Book Review:

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.

Borderline Mother

Borderline Mother
Author: David Lawson, PhD
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781914161094
ISBN 13: 1914161092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borderline Mother Book Review:

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. 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 remain paralyzed by failing to react, others find courage but find themselves without the right tools to face them. What you need to learn - Understanding the psychological mechanisms of a borderline mother. - The main styles of a borderline mother - identify the traits. - The serious consequences in adulthood if you don't address these issues. - Things you should never do with BPD sufferers/Learn to defend yourself emotionally against them. - How to overcome the trauma and begin a healthy healing process. There are many other situations that will be listed within this book. Knowing the right information allows you to contain the damage and avoid unnecessary suffering The internal dynamics and long-term unresolved traumas can create irreversible damage to your sanity, threatening future emotional and mental stability, so it is important to take immediate action. If you are tired of carrying this weight every day and want to finally make a change in your life this book has been written especially for you. Heal the deep wounds of the child within you

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
Author: Randi Kreger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN 10: 1592857833
ISBN 13: 9781592857838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder Book Review:

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 friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.Randi Kreger is the co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and the author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. She operates bpdcentral.com, one of the top web-based resources for those living with BPD, and runs the Welcome to Oz online family support groups based at her web site. Cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network, Kreger is frequently invited to lecture on BPD and related issues, both for clinicians and laypeople.

Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters

Difficult Mothers  Adult Daughters
Author: Karen C.L. Anderson
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1633537161
ISBN 13: 9781633537163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters Book Review:

Transform Your Relationship With Your Mother If you liked Melody Beattie's Codependent No More or Henry Cloud's Boundaries, you'll love Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters Difficult mother? The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your difficult mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, content, and joyful. Narcissistic mother? You can emotionally separate without guilt. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters 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. Learn through the experiences of others: The book is filled with personal stories and experiences, 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. Karen's experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation. Funny and compassionate: This book is about Karen discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate. What you'll learn inside this book: 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

The Intelligent Divorce

The Intelligent Divorce
Author: Mark R. Banschick,David Tabatsky
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780982590324
ISBN 13: 0982590326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intelligent Divorce Book Review:

The Intelligent Divorce-Book Two: Taking Care of Yourself revolves around you- the greatest asset your kids have. Despite the inevitable power struggles you may have with your ex, if you do the hard work of staying healthy, centered, and focused on your children's well-being, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how well they'll do. After all, they want to see their mom and dad happy, positive, and when possible communicating effectively with each other. And if you're raising your children alone, this book, along with Book One, will help you become a positive role model for your kids. We will equip you with the necessary tools to better understand your situation, handle it to the very best of your ability, and come through it not only intact but healthier, as an individual and as a parent.

When Your Daughter Has BPD

When Your Daughter Has BPD
Author: Daniel S. Lobel
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN 10: 1626259585
ISBN 13: 9781626259584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Your Daughter Has BPD Book Review:

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.

Stop Caretaking the Borderline Or Narcissist

Stop Caretaking the Borderline Or Narcissist
Author: Margalis Fjelstad
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 144222018X
ISBN 13: 9781442220188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stop Caretaking the Borderline Or Narcissist Book Review:

People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders are master manipulators; Caretakers fall for them every time. This book helps Caretakers break the cycle and puts them on a new path of personal freedom, discovery, and self-awareness, through the use of real stories and practical suggestions from a seasoned therapist.

I Hate You Don t Leave Me

I Hate You   Don t Leave Me
Author: Jerold Jay Kreisman,Hal Straus
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0399536213
ISBN 13: 9780399536212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Hate You Don t Leave Me Book Review:

Revised and updated, the classic guide to understanding borderline personality disorder includes the latest research on the neurobiological, genetic and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections with substance abuse, PTSD, ADHD and eating disorders. Original.

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
Author: Shari Y. Manning
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 9781606234860
ISBN 13: 1606234862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder Book Review:

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.

Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Difficult Mothers  Understanding and Overcoming Their Power
Author: Terri Apter
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN 10: 0393083926
ISBN 13: 9780393083927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Book Review:

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.

When your mom has borderline personality disorder

When your mom has borderline personality disorder
Author: Linsy B
Publsiher: Tektime
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2021-04-29
ISBN 10: 8835423317
ISBN 13: 9788835423317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When your mom has borderline personality disorder Book Review:

This book was written for young kids who presently have to live with a mother who does not seem to understand them. It shows them various tips, tricks, and ways of handling various situations. It is also written for adults who grew up in homes where they suffered various forms of abuse from their mothers while growing up. This book will help them to release those pent-up tensed moments and safely begin to recover from the anxiety they may have suffered as a result of their upbringing. It helps the readers learn various ways of not accepting that they are to blame for the situation and provides guidance on how not to descend into a victims’ mentally so that they do not also unconsciously make their kids go through the same experience as they did. Children raised by mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP) miss out on the healthy, steady, and loving relationship children with regular moms have with their moms. While it is true that there are many reasons while a child may have an unhealthy relationship with her mother, one possible explanation could also be, you were living with a mother that had borderline personality disorder. Adults who grow up with BPD mothers have great difficulty sustaining stable relationships. It's hard, really hard to live with a mom with BPD, because this personality disorder is known for its rigid pattern of unhealthy and abnormal thought patterns and behaviors, and is characterized by chronic instability in mood, behavior, relationships, and self-image. This book was written for young kids who presently have to live with a mother who does not seem to understand them. It shows them various tips, tricks, and ways of handling various situations. It is also written for adults who grew up in homes where they suffered various forms of abuse from their mothers while growing up. This book will help them to release those pent-up tensed moments and safely begin to recover from the anxiety they may have suffered as a result of their upbringing. It helps the readers learn various ways of not accepting that they are to blame for the situation and provides guidance on how not to descend into a victims’ mentally so that they do not also unconsciously make their kids go through the same experience as they did. Children raised by mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder (BDP) miss out on the healthy, steady, and loving relationship children with regular moms have with their moms. They develop a wide range of emotional problems that make it difficult for them to overcome their dysfunctional upbringing. These children may struggle with low self-esteem, anger, or depression and find out that they have difficulty getting along with their mothers. If you are one of those kids and have been wondering what could have happened, what went wrong, and if you are to blame in all of these, then, this book is for you. This book shows how heartbreaking the experience of a child with borderline personality disorder can be. The instability, emotional volatility, self-injury, and suicide attempts can be very draining and devastating for the emotions of the child and leave them feeling lost, helpless, and alone. They find that they practically have to live their life walking cautiously, scheming to avoid what’s the next inevitable rage and never able to predict what will be the next trigger. This book will talk about all of that and help you recognize that you are not to blame for your mother’s behavior, it will aid you toward healing some of your wounds. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author: Lionel Shriver
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 1582438870
ISBN 13: 9781582438870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk About Kevin Book Review:

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

The Buddha and the Borderline

The Buddha and the Borderline
Author: Kiera Van Gelder
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1572248254
ISBN 13: 9781572248250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha and the Borderline Book Review:

Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook
Author: Randi Kreger
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-08-09
ISBN 10: 1608824292
ISBN 13: 9781608824298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook Book Review:

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) include severe mood shifts, unfounded accusations and wildly inappropriate displays of anger, a range of self-destructive behaviors, and frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. For the friends and families of people with BPD, The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook supports and reinforces the ideas in its partner book Stop Walking on Eggshells. The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook can be used by itself, or as an accompaniment to the first book. A practical guide to successfully navigating life with someone with BPD, it’s chock full of worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help them apply what they’ve learned to their own relationship. It includes a form to help to fill in when looking for a clinician, a list of phrases to use, and a glossary of BPD-related terms. The book is easy to read and right to the point.

Meltdown Moments Helping Families to Have Conversations about Mental Health Their Feelings and Experiences

Meltdown Moments  Helping Families to Have Conversations about Mental Health  Their Feelings and Experiences
Author: Anne Sved Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2019-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780646809472
ISBN 13: 0646809474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meltdown Moments Helping Families to Have Conversations about Mental Health Their Feelings and Experiences Book Review:

Meltdown Moments is a wonderful children's book to help families have conversations about mental health, their feelings and experiences. It provides supportive material and tools for parents who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, yet the tools can help all families live a calmer life. Sometimes these "systems failures" are mainly Mum and sometimes Dad. Sometimes they are simply part of everyday life and are a reaction to the tensions of life, particular strains of illness, money, and other family pressures. If they happen a lot, they may be part of a mental health problem. Whatever the mental health of parents in your family, this book may be useful for the small children (and some other members of the household!) Have a peek inside and you will see the delightful art of Marie Jonsson-Harrison humorously depicting family life, meltdowns and all. As the story develops, Mum decides she needs help, and family life improves. In some families, mental health difficulties can be at the heart of more frequent meltdowns. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the conditions which can cause such emotional spillovers. This book provides not only the picture story to help children understand a bit better about what is going on for mum - or maybe dad - but also some information from the author of the story, Dr Anne Sved Williams. Anne is a psychiatrist who has been working with mothers with mental health difficulties for 30 years and has a passionate interest in helping the whole family - infant, small children, mum, dad and maybe the grandparents as well. The book will be valuable to anyone living in a family with meltdowns and also to those working in educational settings who can use this book as a starting point for discussions about family emotions.

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About
Author: Michele Filgate
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1982107359
ISBN 13: 9781982107352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About Book Review:

“You will devour these beautifully written—and very important—tales of honesty, pain, and resilience” (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls) from fifteen brilliant writers who explore how what we don’t talk about with our mothers affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize that she was actually trying to write about how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was finally published, the essay went viral, shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. This gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. Leslie Jamison writes about trying to discover who her seemingly perfect mother was before ever becoming a mom. In Cathi Hanauer’s hilarious piece, she finally gets a chance to have a conversation with her mother that isn’t interrupted by her domineering (but lovable) father. André Aciman writes about what it was like to have a deaf mother. Melissa Febos uses mythology as a lens to look at her close-knit relationship with her psychotherapist mother. And Julianna Baggott talks about having a mom who tells her everything. As Filgate writes, “Our mothers are our first homes, and that’s why we’re always trying to return to them.” There’s relief in acknowledging how what we couldn’t say for so long is a way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves. Contributions by Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, André Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified
Author: Robert Friedel M.D.,Robert O. Friedel
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-03-03
ISBN 10: 073821289X
ISBN 13: 9780738212890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified Book Review:

Over six million Americans suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in their emotional lives, behavior, and self-image, and severely impacts their family and friends. In Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert in BPD and a pioneer in its treatment, has turned his vast personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Friedel helps readers grasp the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, the course it takes, the difficulties in diagnosing it, the types of treatment available, strategies for coping, and much more. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified is an invaluable resource for everyone diagnosed with BPD, those who think they might have the illness, and friends and family who love and support them.