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In praise of an extraordinary, enlightening book.
on 20 April 2001
Pitiful yet sinister, tyrannical yet terrified, the borderline mother is full of paradoxes which make it difficult for her children to grasp her problems, for which they inevitably blame themselves. This book explains and illustrates this devastating disorder in terms that are easy for the layman to follow. Children of mothers with BPD will feel less alone, less confused and stronger for reading this book. Dr Lawson gives methods for handling the borderline mother in her various avatars of waif, hermit, queen and witch. Though the book cannot offer a "cure", the insights it offers help to make this difficult relationship easier to endure.