Surviving a Borderline Parent
It’s amazing where research can lead you. For my current novel, my protagonist is pregnant and the daughter of a borderline mother. I’ve already added “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff to my reading list and bookshelves, and “Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem” by Kimberlee Roth and Freda B. Friedman. I’m still reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and skipping over parts that don’t apply to my character, but I finished reading “Surviving a Borderline Parent.”
The book describes Borderline Personality Disorder thoroughly, and provides stories of parent-child relationships. It describes the disorder and has exercises for the child to use as s/he pursues healing. It was a fascinating read. If you would like to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder, check this out.