When Love is Not Enough: Chronicles of LauraJo (Paperback)

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When Love Is Not Enough Chronicles of LauraJo is a first-person account of a young woman suffering from the emotional disorder Borderline Personality (BPD.) The story is told by LuaraJo (LJ) from meticulous journals she kept during the ten years of her ordeal (1976/86) and her mother's commentary. It has taken her mother, a partner in her daughter's journey, over twenty years to get the courage to read her daughter's journals, all numbered in preparation for this book, the one LJ intended to write. The journal entries included in this book have been selected to illustrate the different aspects of LauraJo's personality, and experiences: emotional, humor, sexual, medical and religious. Her personal artwork, sculptures, poems, songs as well as pictures of family and friends are included. This is a family journey...a family who loved when love was not enough.

About the Author


Pat Engebrecht traveled the journey with her daughter, LauraJO (LJ) who was diagnosed with BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder, in 1978, a time when this disorder was not recognized as a legitimate illness...a "wastebasket" diagnosis. She experienced first-hand the treatment of the medical profession toward parents of young adults suffering from this disorder...a judgement that the disorder was caused by poor parenting: abandonment, sexua/physical abuse. An indictment often held by today's medical personnel. LauraJo created a personal CD singing her pain and her love for those who reached out to her: www.createspace.com/2024149. Mrs. Engebrecht is a published author of poetry, short stories and articles and two young adult novels. Under The Haystack, published in 1973 by Thomas Nelson was nominated for the Newbery Award. www.createspace.com/3850853 and Promise of Moonstone www.createspace.com/33850856 Mrs. Engebrecht entered the business world in 1983 incorporating a minority-owned construction company, L & L Developers, to become one of the first women in the building business in Rochester, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781461185789
ISBN-10: 1461185785
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 6th, 2012
Pages: 324
Language: English