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  • The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

  • By: Robert M. Pressman, Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families - families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love.

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  • this book is a fortune

  • By Ali on 09-27-12

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Reviewed: 04-07-13

Would you listen to The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment again? Why?

yes, i could relate to many of the stories and see my own situation and the book helped me to accept my own (Lack Of) relationship with my parents.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the variety of examples and the way in which they were told.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i was more at peace after reading this book and more able to let go of the "fantasy" of family that i had carried with me for so many years...thinking it could be "fixed" if only i could "fix it"... i am more prepared to just "let it be."

Any additional comments?

i would recommend this book to anyone who has has emotionally abusive parent (s)

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