Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries and Self-esteem
At 56 I am still trying to cope with my dysfunctional, controlling and abusive family. I started counselling in my 20's, but no one ever really got the plot of the complexities involved. This book hits the nail on the head, and I had a lot of 'aha' moments where I thought, this author really gets it. It is good to finally get some validation. Generations of bad behaviour patterns, with 3/4 of my grandparents being totally dysfunctional.... the book has been so helpful, I am about to start reading again, all the passages I highlighted, to keep reinforcing myself that I am on the right path, and not to keep doubting myself when I have siblings screaming at me to stay in my box, with my allocated child number four, mask on. I still have trouble saying my name in a group, sad really, as I was taught to never speak, have needs, but only to be an audience, and to feed egos. Highly recommended.
Wow, this book was enlightening and expressed the confusion of having a mother with suspected BPD. She will not seek help, so the challenge is for me to change. Excellent guidance in this book. Written well with examples you can relate to.