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Author Lawson, Christine Ann.

Title Understanding the borderline mother [electronic resource] : helping her children transcend the intense, unpredictable, and volatile relationship / Christine Ann Lawson.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.


Edition 1st Rowman & Littlefield ed.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Apr. 2, 2013).
Originally published: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, 2000.
"A Jason Aronson book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Make-believe mothers -- The darkness within -- The waif mother -- The hermit mother -- The queen mother -- The witch mother -- Make-believe children -- Fairy-tale fathers -- Loving the waif without rescuing her -- Loving the hermit without feeding her fear -- Loving the queen without becoming her subject -- Living with the witch without becoming her victim -- Living backwards.
Summary "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" --from the publisher.
Subject Borderline personality disorder.
Mothers -- Mental health.
Maternal rejection.
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Illness
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9780742599932 electronic bk.
0742599930 electronic bk.

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