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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, 2000.
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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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Lawson, Christine Ann.
Understanding the borderline mother.
Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 2000
(OCoLC)606563578
Online version:
Lawson, Christine Ann.
Understanding the borderline mother.
Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 2000
(OCoLC)609238758
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Ann Lawson
ISBN: 0765702886 9780765702883 0765703319 9780765703316
OCLC Number: 43913255
Description: xvii, 330 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Make-Believe Mothers --
2. The Darkness Within --
3. The Waif Mother --
4. The Hermit Mother --
5. The Queen Mother --
6. The Witch Mother --
7. Make-Believe Children --
8. Fairy-Tale Fathers --
9. Loving the Waif Without Rescuing Her --
10. Loving the Hermit Without Feeding Her Fear --
11. Loving the Queen Without Becoming Her Subject --
12. Living with the Witch Without Becoming Her Victim --
13. Living Backwards.
Responsibility: Christine Ann Lawson.
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An examination of the world of borderline mothers and children. Dr Lawson describes four basic profiles of the borderline mother: the Waif Mother, the Hermit Mother, the Queen Mother and the Witch.  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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Personality Disorder Overview - Enter Cautiously

by 176turbulence3 (WorldCat user published 2009-11-02) Very Good Permalink

This is an intriguing and disturbing description of the person with borderline personality disorder, specifically a mother.  While it focuses on the mother and her relationship with her children, it also shows how the relationship between her and her husband affects the children one way or another. ...
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