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Still struggling from the effects of a narcissistic or psychopathically abusive relationship?

Many people do and sadly, there is very little information available to be found online or in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome is not officially recognised, nor is it widely even known.

Even when it is accepted, recognised, and known not many people seem to know what to do about it to heal it.... The fact is being in a relationship with a narcissistic mother over a long period of time has long lasting traumatic effects that can be extremely catastrophic to the person suffering them.

DO THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • Ruined self-confidence
  • Doubting yourself and your sanity
  • Mood swings
  • Sleeplessness
  • Extreme weight loss or weight gain
  • Uncharacteristic jealousy/insecurity
  • Feeling like you don’t know the difference between right and wrong
  • Extreme paranoia (being turned into an obsessive detective)
  • Endless, repetitive obsessive thinking about your mother
  • Constantly trying to find explanations for what has happened
  • Feelings of helplessness and despair
  • A desire to self-isolate
  • Feeling desperately misunderstood
  • Overwhelming feelings of loss and grief
  • Extreme bouts of rage
  • An inability to be comfortable with yourself
  • Strange dreams
  • Sudden inexplicable anxiety followed by rapid dips into depression
  • The list goes on.

“NOBODY UNDERSTANDS!”
I hear this frustrated cry from abused people a lot.

I felt the same way when I was recovering from emotional abuse at the hands of a narcissistic/borderline psychopath. If you try and tell people who have no experience with a narcissist (there is no experience like being with a narcissist, its not their fault they can’t understand) about it, they will either deny your experience, tell you you are exaggerating, or look at you like you were crazy.

“Maybe my mother is right, maybe it really is me.”

WHAT YOU NEED NOW:

Someone who has been through the same experiences you have and understands them from the inside.

Someone who has the knowledge, training, education, and experience working on himself and others to lead you through the emotional s--tstorm that breaking with a narcissistic mother can create.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to recognize your narcissistic mother
  • Signs of a narcissistic mother
  • Treatment for children of narcissistic mothers
  • Things narcissistic mothers say for mental manipulation and control
  • Protection tips
  • How to heal now from abuse!
  • Separating from a narcissistic mother
  • And much more.
©2019 Dr. Theresa J. Covert (P)2019 Dr. Theresa J. Covert

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This book recommended for all

This book was recommended to me by my husband's father (who was a psychologist) and his step-Mother. Not only is this book a super helpful self-help book but it will help daughters of narcissistic Mothers begin the healing process. If your Mother is a "narcissistic vampire" this book may save your body, mind and/or soul.

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A great book to help navigate the world

A great book to help navigate the world many of us are involuntarily brought up in and have to deal with as adults. I finally realized through listening to this book that I AM good enough...but I will never be good enough, do enough, be enough for some people, and that's their problem, not mine. It's very freeing to move past all the "junk" and realize it no longer needs to define me and that I have choices. Recommend to any adult child who has a parent with this sad problem.

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Excellent to read.

Excellent to read. I accomplished a a lot of things what author was suppose to explain about. In my case it is some similar with my life story. i have got so many things to learn. Really happy to read this book. recommended..!

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Love this book!!

This is a good book!! This book changed my life, in that it allowed me to finally see the hidden patterns of my narcissistic mother and the damage they caused. It also took me by the hand and showed me a path out of the personal hell that such a relationship creates.

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Not the right tile

The title is deceiving, It spends so much time defining narcissism and the types of narcissist. It doesn’t really speak to what the daughter of a narcissist needs in order to heal.

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This book pays more attention to narcisisim as a whole rather than the relationship between mothers and daughters. I didn't find it helpful at all.

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Helped me to heal myself

I have listened many times. The third time things clicked; some issues I wasn't able to access earlier became more clear. This book actually took me through step by step and I was finally able to heal some things. Every time I listen, I learned something and/or felt understood. This last time was the most helpful and I felt it might be important to share that with others who are healing from this experience.

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Good book, narration/production not great

Good book; informative, would recommend the book.

The narrator’s performance is really, really, really, really distracting here; perhaps the narration style would be more appropriate for a children’s picture-book than for this material.

The production is also poor towards the beginning of the book - several sentences were obviously edited into each other in post-production, as words and phrases are heard twice in a row, or a sentence doesn’t make sense because it’s obviously missing several words.

Maybe I’d enjoy the hard copy more than the audiobook - I appreciate the book itself, but I guess I’m not a fan of this audio version

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Understanding Narcissistic Abuse

A journey through description and roadmap for recovery. Helps explain a lot. I recommend for children and family of Narcissists.

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1 learned alot about NPD that I never knew before.

It was my first audible book so definitely a different experience. I loved the narrator. I have a hard time comprehending and concentrating, but she kept you interested. Great book!

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  • 08-19-20

Unspecific and sloppily written

This book was not as focused as a I would have liked. When describing different kinds of narcissist, it doesn't provide examples of it from narcissistic mothers specifically, but more generally. This leads to the overall impression of this book being a cut and paste job from the authors over books, which all have very similar titles. Likewise, when it discusses leaving the narcissist and why one started a relationship with them in the first place, it does so as a romantic partner rather than a parent. I didn't choose to be anyone's daughter. The overall book is sloppily put together, with incorrect words used e.g. causal instead of casual, giving the impression that the author is just trying to maximise their profits by appealing to every niche of childhood trauma without offering a lot of content to specifically address that. There are some suggestions for recovery, but much of the advice centres around cutting off ones mother, which isn't my preferred choice, so was alienating for me, and I feel failed to bring out the complexities of mother daughter relstionshios where the daughter is taking more of a caring role.

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  • Kayleigh Roberts
  • 11-28-20

loved this really helped me try understand

so right that its sickening to think your own mother woukd behave like this loved