Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
ISBN: 1572243287
EAN13: 9781572243286
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2003
Pages: 185
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.8" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)

by
$4.06
List Price: $18.95
Save: $14.89 (78%)
Select Format
`
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

$4.06
List Price: $18.95
Save: $14.89 (78%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 4 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Good $4.06 Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
  • New $18.95 Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)
Book Overview

Surviving a Borderline Parent is the first step-by-step guide for adult children of parents with borderline personality disorder.

Between 6 and 10 million people in the US suffer from borderline personality disorder. This book teaches adult children how to overcome the devastating effects of growing up with a parent who suffers from BPD.

Although relatively common, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often overlooked or misdiagnosed by therapists and clinicians and denied by those who suffer from it.

Symptoms of this problem include unpredictability, violence and uncontrollable anger, deep depression and self-abuse. Parents with BPD are often unable to provide for the basic physical and emotional needs of their children. In an ironic and painful role reversal, BPD parents can actually raise children to be their caretakers. They may burden even very young children with adult responsibilities.

If you were raised by a BPD parent, your childhood was a volatile and painful time. This book, the first written specifically for children of borderline parents, offers step-by-step guidance to understanding and overcoming the lasting effects of being raised by a person suffering from this disorder. Discover specific coping strategies for dealing with issues common to children of borderline parents: low self-esteem, lack of trust, guilt, and hypersensitivity. Make the major decision whether to confront your parent about his or her condition.

Frequently Asked Questions About Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)

Book Reviews (16)

5
  |   16  reviews
Did you read Surviving A Borderline Parent: How To Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, And Self-Esteem (Easyread Large Edition)? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha
5
   So pleased that this book is on the market and is a must read for those having these issues
As this has been such a dangerous topic, it has been difficult to raise the taboo issues surrounding it. I commend the author for the amazing investigation and the thorough help that it gives to other women in this situation.
 
5
   Saved my sanity!
When I found myself at a crossing point in my marriage, I found this book and has been a lifesaver! I've known that my mom has BPD for a while, but I have never been able to understand why I've thought/behave the way I do. This book is incredibly accurate in describing and explaining what I have been through and how it has influenced my life today. I feel no longer crazy all the time. Now I have some steps to move forward and hope for a better future for myself. I also read Don 't let your emotions run your life how dialectal behavior therapy can put you in control, and it has helped me tremendously.
 
5
   Highly recommended.
Book is excellent! Gives clear concise definitions and examples of sorting through some difficult patterns of human beings. Love the exercises in anger management and help with connecting with personal emotions.
 
5
   Amazing book, has been a great help in my ...
It goes beyond what the BPD parent is and becomes a workbook for the adult child to learn and understand what they are not only thinking, but also how to recover.
 
5
   Perfect book to enlighten and educate indivuals such as myself ...
Perfect book to educate and enlighten indivuals such as mine, who has a mother that has borderline personality. The reading is easy. Sadly, I left the book at a restaurant ( la carte '' ).
 
5
   Helped me more than years of therapy
This book not only helped me understand my BPD mother, but also helped me understand where my fear of engulfment comes from and how to create comfortable boundaries! Thank you for putting a name to my 20 years of life that I called Hell.
 
5
   A must read
It validates childhood wounds and explains not only why the wounds occurred, but more importantly how to heal from them.
 
5
   The poor children.
The poor were the children.
 
5
   This book helped me realize I'm not so broken afterall...
I wish I had found this book sooner! I started seeing a therapist because I knew something was wrong with me, I just couldn t figure out what it was. She suggested that my mother might have BPD and that I should do a little research on the subject. I read this book and found the first half in a night. I read a few pages, cried, read a few more pages, and cried some more. Apparently, everything is normal with me, and a completely different reaction to being raised by a mother with BPD. I'm still going through all the pain, guilt and trauma of the last 35 years convinced that I was the problem, but I have hope for the first time ever. With the help of this book and a therapist, I believe I can find some self-esteem, build some confidence, and live fully for the first time ever. I'm really grateful ''.
 
5
   Bless you if you are researching this topic
The title of this book is Survivor, which hints at the potentially deadly destruction that the targeted child feels as the BPD parent rips the child's self-esteem, crashes through borders and undermines any sense of stability in belonging to a family. BPD is crazy-making because of the self-doubt that results from trying to make sense of the parent-child relationship gone wrong, the assumed guilt, the constant attempts to be better and especially the fruitlessness of trying to understand others. Friedman continues to help me on my journey. The audio version is particularly soothing.
 
12