Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem

Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem Author Kimberlee Roth
ISBN-10 1572243287
ISBN-13 9781572243286
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 185
Language English
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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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

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