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  • Borderline Mother

  • Unmask the Negative Impact of Having a Bpd Mother, Understand the Truth and the Methods of Healing the Unique Wounds Inflicted from Infancy to Adulthood
  • Written by: David Lawson PhD
  • Narrated by: Russell Newton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you been deeply hurt by your mother? Did the woman, who should have loved you, nourished you, and protected you inflict traumas that still affect your life today? Are you struggling every day to repair the damage that she caused?

If you were raised by a BPD parent, your childhood would more than likely have been an unstable and painful experience.

Children raised by mothers with borderline personality disorder are at risk of developing the same kind of emotional problems. They may find themselves facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles in order to overcome their parent's dysfunctional attitudes, and it may be necessary to seek professional help to work on such feelings.

If you have experienced these issues as a child, you may have low self-esteem or suffer from anger or depression. Recognising that these problems are not a choice, but the consequences of your mother's disorder, is a necessary first step towards healing your emotional wounds.

Adult children of BDP parents are often afflicted with so much guilt and such a strong sense of profound obligation and shame that they feel obliged to keep secret all that has happened in the family, even when it is destroying their lives.

These people can find it really difficult to share their experiences because mothers with BPD are usually very good at creating the perfect family image for outsiders to the family.

I advise you to listen to this audiobook if any of these symptoms sound familiar:

  • Sudden unexplained anxiety followed by rapid falls into depression.
  • Doubting yourself and your sanity. Mood swings.
  • Endless and repetitive obsessive thinking about your mother.
  • Constantly try to find explanations for what happened.
  • Feelings of powerlessness and despair.
  • A desire to self-isolate.
  • Overwhelming feelings of loss and pain.
  • Extreme attacks of anger. Insomnia or strange dreams.

Many listeners can recognize their mothers and themselves in this audiobook

Often the children of borderline mothers are terrified of their attitudes and remain paralyzed by failing to react, others find courage but find themselves without the right tools to face them.

Looking for help from friends and acquaintances could not be the best solution, they will try to minimize or simply say that you are overdoing it. Don't take it out on them, they won't understand you because they haven't experienced certain dynamics in their lives.

What you need to learn:

  • Understanding the psychological mechanisms of a borderline mother.
  • The main styles of a borderline mother - identify the traits.
  • The serious consequences in adulthood if you don't address these issues.
  • Things you should never do with BPD sufferers/Learn to defend yourself emotionally against them.
  • How to overcome the trauma and begin a healthy healing process.

There are many other situations that will be listed within this audiobook.

©2019 David Lawson PhD (P)2020 David Lawson PhD

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Great & insightful read

my only thing was I had trouble being told to forgive her and not to blame her.

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Horribly boring

The narrator makes this book unbearably boring. I cannot even tell if the content is good because the voice is just so dull.

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Intense, truthful, validating but falls short.

“Outside of the medical text book “Labels” are akin to name calling or a prison sentence. The subject should be titled “Parenting that hurts “ a cycle of pain.
I am the child and the parent in this scenario.
Author needs to arrange the book differently. Waiting too long to offer hope, by that time the reader is too pissed to comprehend a compassionate way.


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  • Candice Bodeca
  • 2022-06-14

This book is horrible

This book is narrated horrible and content was very underwhelming. Nothing much more to say.

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  • Lorilei Baker
  • 2021-07-21

Read understanding the borderline mother instead

Dull dry and robotic. I felt like a computer was reading to me. Plus the author makes a lot of blanket statements and assumptions about the reader.

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  • Jks
  • 2021-04-07

Did not learn anything

I felt like this audiobook was very redundant and I did not care for the narrator's speaking voice (monotone and incorrect inflection). Many sections simply repeated the same information over and over again. I did not learn anything I didn't already know and found the advice in the last chapter to be extremely vague and unhelpful.

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  • J. Barry
  • 2020-08-09

I've read better books on the topic, kind of patro

this book was only okay for me, it didn't really tell me the details of the neurobiology, it didn't really describe how I can help myself, at times I thought it was a bit patronizing and made me feel like a child, I didn't find that helpful

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  • CottonKandy
  • 2021-08-30

Explains a lot….

Very thorough book explaining the characteristics and behavior of a BPD mother.

There were some things that didn’t apply such as the outbursts of violence, I.e., trashing the Christmas tree, but all in all, everything else was spot on and I truly would recommend this, particularly to women, girls, that had to live with a BPD mom.

This will bring you so much understanding and comfort and help you to understand, why you may react the way you do or avoidance behaviors or a handful of many other residual traumas and injuries that were inflicted and ma continue to linger, because of an emotionally unstable mother.

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  • Rachelle
  • 2021-07-12

eye opening.

It was a hard read in the since of my personal experience with my mother. great suggestions on healing.

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  • Vonda Hartman
  • 2020-04-08

The audio book addressed me in a few regions

Really helped me gain an understanding of they way a borderline person things and see things, also has some practical advice on how to deal with the different types of borderlines, have already recommended it to some friends and even my therapist.

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  • Emory Brown
  • 2020-04-08

There is a lot with this perceptible

Several years ago, this audio book helped me deal with the trauma inflicted by my own borderline mother. I now recommend it to therapy clients who describe having mothers with borderline characteristics and now deal as adults with the pain and self-doubt this fostered in their lives.

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  • Kimberley Levine
  • 2020-04-08

This audio book contains unique ways

Listening this audio book was very informative and is a great start into understanding your relationship with your mother. If you are looking to have a deeper understanding of your mother and yourself, I would highly suggest starting with this book.

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  • Kerry Mcintyre
  • 2020-04-08

I am satisfied to listen that discernible

So helpful. As a child of a mother with borderline personality disorder, this audio book was helpful, both in understanding her and relieving me of the guilt and responsiblity of this kind of dysfunctional childhood.