• Surviving a Borderline Parent

  • How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem
  • By: Kimberlee Roth, Freda B. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (188 ratings)

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Surviving a Borderline Parent

By: Kimberlee Roth,Freda B. Friedman
Narrated by: Pam Ward
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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. 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 - and make the major decision whether to confront your parent about his or her condition.

©2003 Kimberlee Roth and Freda B. Friedman (P)2016 Tantor

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complete validation of what I only suspected !

To give a fair review I must listen again and give the information within it time to settle in. Otherwise, I run the risk of sounding like an infatuated school girl.

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Check out the books this one references instead

Almost everything in this book that seems worthwhile came from another book. Everything else seems like scattered anecdotes and advice that reads identical to the guilt tripping of a borderline parent delivered in a naggy grating voice that might as well belong to your borderline mother.

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A worthy listen for a particular audience

This book was useful in helping me to call out things I already suspected. It can't resolve existing issues or heal wounds, but it can help you get started down a path to it. I know I have been much firmer about setting boundaries and feel like I carry a little less guilt these days about interactions with my own suspected borderline parent.

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Eye Opening and Spot On Details

I’ve reviewed other books on this topic but this book hits home with me the most. The information in the book is so valuable and informative. I’ve been soul-searching for this kind of knowledge. I’ve always felt like my experience was unique to everyone else until I found this book. Now I’m able to put my experiences in perspective and heal from my past.

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This has brought a lot to light. I'm glad I can go back and listen again.

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wow. amazing book and perfect narration this book

this book was so insightful. It helped me see that some of the methods I have currently been using we're actually beneficial and healthy. as well as introduced New concepts and made connections I had not previously made before. I definitely recommend this book for any one his parents had a mental disorder

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  • 02-08-20

Very helpful

This book was so validating and helpful. If you were raised by a BPD parent, this was the only book I’ve found so far that is about YOU and not just them. A very helpful resource I would recommend even to anyone who thinks their parent might have BPD.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-16-19

Everything I ever needed

This book is everything if you suffer from a borderline parent! Finally someone gets it right

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  • 12-21-20

Massive Impact

Opened up a rabbit hole I have been blind to for years and saved me!

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  • 11-07-20

Bad narration

I bought this book for the interesting subject matter, but narrator was terrible. Her tone is overly didactic/preachy and condescending. Such a shame - the subject matter was potentially very interesting, but I couldn't get past the narration....

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  • Claire
  • 06-14-19

This book is like my bible

I was given a copy of this book years ago & was so pleased to find it on Audible. It explains so much & gives me hope.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-30-18

so comforting

I finally felt validated and heard. reassuring me that it was not just me. this book offers so much advice and support