The first book specifically for daughters suffering from the emotional abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life for yourself. Drawing on over two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women's psychology and health, psychotherapist Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this maternal emotional abuse and guides you as you create an individualized program for self-protection, resolution, and complete recovery.Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness.
©2008 Dr. Karyl McBride (P)2011 Tantor
"The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships." (Publishers Weekly)
i swear i wanted to speed through this book to find the answers i needed but she was calling out my life and it was painful but necessary. its like she knows me and she knows my mom to a T. i cant help but to feel like wow i am not crazy. i recently separated from my mom and it hasn't been easy for her to accept that, but now i know i am not wrong.
this book offers real step by step instructions for how to recover. it's not just a book of stories or a book that you can identify. it actually tells you what steps to take, when to take them and examples of how to do so successfully. Very good! I am in the recovery stage now and this book is helping. I really like that the speaker was calm. I also like how in the book she discusses that sometimes you may have to repeat some steps and it natural. also how she gives examples on how to deal with your mother's reactions as well as assessing your relationships with friends and significant others. very well thought out. glad I listened to it!
Dr. McBride has great info, but her voice is so gentle that I found I couldn't really concentrate and was lulled by it.
One of the most HELPFUL, insightful, intuitive and honest books I've ever read. To have the privilege of having the book in both audible and tangible form was of greatest benefit. Like having a therapist on call 24/7. Understanding my need to reference the book until I become stronger, I'm happy to know I am not alone in my experience.
I had just briefly learned of NPD through a friend - both of us suffering from Moms with NPD - and was amazed at how incredibly revolutionary and helpful this book was. Karyl's experience as a therapist, child of a NPD mother, and mother made the advice that much more authentic. Her voice as a narrator is also so soothing and calming. My sister also listened to this book. We are going through the healing and recovery process, but already feel so much relief and realization having gone through this book.
The book will help you to step out of the childhood filled with anxiety into the light.
Guide to working through negative thoughts and patterns. Helped me to breakthrough the feelings of being unloved and letting it go. Its not my fault. This book is so compassionate to the injured.
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