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Understanding the borderline mother : helping her children transcend the intense, unpredictable, and volatile relationship

Author: Christine Ann Lawson
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lawson, Christine Ann.
Understanding the borderline mother.
Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©2002
(OCoLC)53875487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Ann Lawson
OCLC Number: 1017659710
Notes: "First softcover printing 2002."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2017. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 330 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Chapter 1 Make-Believe Mothers Chapter 2 The Darkness Within Chapter 3 The Waif Mother Chapter 4 The Hermit Mother Chapter 5 The Queen Mother Chapter 6 The Witch Mother Chapter 7 Make-Believe Children Chapter 8 Fairy-Tale Fathers Chapter 9 Loving the Waif Without Rescuing Her Chapter 10 Loving the Hermit Without Feeding Her Fear Chapter 11 Loving the Queen Without Becoming Her Subject Chapter 12 Living with the Witch Without Becoming Her Victim Chapter 13 Living Backwards
Responsibility: Christine Ann Lawson.

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Addressing the adult children of borderlines and the therapists who work with them, this book shows how to care for the waif without rescuing her, to attend to the hermit without feeding her fear, to  Read more...

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This wonderfully readable book is totally devoid of jargon and pedantry. The writing is concise and simple, although the subject is complex and weighty. With picturesque nosology, Dr. Lawson writes Read more...

 
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