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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

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"The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships." ( Publishers Weekly)

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MOST HELPFUL

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.

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So helpful

This book coupled with therapy makes me feel hope for my future. Lots if things brought up that I can work on

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A breakthrough!!

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.

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Extremely helpful!!!

What did you love best about Will I Ever Be Good Enough??

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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Great help

Very helpful, much to work with. I am already feeling better. A start towards peace.

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Great book

A well-written, nicely presented journey of daughters of narcissistic mothers. If you find yourself listening to the 2nd chapter, and could relate to the story, I guarantee that you'll not stop and will listen till the end.

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Soothing enlightenment with excellently delivery

Would you consider the audio edition of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? to be better than the print version?

I think the narrator did an excellent job of presenting what the book tried to represents, thus I think the audio version would be better. However, I do not have the print version and could see highlighting some areas of the book if I had it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Will I Ever Be Good Enough??

That a person cannot try to fix or heal a person that does not feel anything for anyone. In addition, the examples presented leads to future narcissistic or co-dependent mothers, and continues if cycle is not broken.

What does Karyl McBride bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The clarity of her voice provides an authentic note of personality as she describes her experiences as a child, teen, student, and adult.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Mommy Dearest Returns

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While I listened hanging on to every word, I found myself thinking of great sayings or pointers in each chapter that caused me to start over on each chapter. Thus, it is a book that is worthy of listening to very slowly, perhaps a chapter a day to let pointers sink in. It is worthy to note that the narcissistic mother may not recognize these traits in their self as damaging to others because they relate to envision how it is to be anyone other than themselves. Great story to share with others. I was surprised that the mother was aware of her doing the book...

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excellent book!!!!

This book has been helpful in understanding my childhood and learned behaviors. I really liked the recovery section

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Sadly, spot on!

My research into my mother all began when she called my ex a narcissist. He was, which now makes me realize my mom is and that's why I went down the path I did. My path unfortunately took me too a dark addiction, highly abusive relationship and cps removal of my children. This book has opened my eyes and has shown me that not only did I not deserve her evil....but to be proud of myself as she never will be. This book offers healing and for that I am forever grateful.

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Very helpful

This book was very helpful and on point! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more and overcome narcissism issues.