Will I Ever be Good Enough  Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Will I Ever be Good Enough


  • Author : Karyl McBride
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416551324

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Will I Ever be Good Enough Excerpt :

A resource for daughters of mothers with narcissistic personality disorder explains how to manage feelings of inadequacy and abandonment in the face of inappropriate maternal expectations and conditional love, in a step-by-step guide that shares recommendations for creating a personalized program for self-protection and recovery. 50,000 first printing.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough  Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Will I Ever Be Good Enough


  • Author : Karyl McBride
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-23
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439123232

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Will I Ever Be Good Enough Excerpt :

Aimed at daughters experiencing the emotional abuse of narcissistic mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? helps readers overcome the challenges and reclaim their lives. The first book for daughters who have suffered the 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. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and 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. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration. Dr. McBride’s step-by-step program will enable you to: (1) Recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life (2) Discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage (3) Construct a personalized program to take control of your life and enhance your sense of self, establishing healthy boundaries with your mother and breaking the legacy of abuse Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough  Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Will I Ever Be Good Enough


  • Author : Karyl McBride
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1439129436

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Will I Ever Be Good Enough Excerpt :

The first book for daughters who have suffered the 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. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women’s health and hundreds of interviews with suffering daughters, Dr. Karyl McBride helps you recognize the widespread effects of this emotional abuse and 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. They may also have a fear of abandonment that leads them to form unhealthy romantic relationships, as well as a tendency to perfectionism and unrelenting self-criticism or to self-sabotage and frustration. Dr. McBride’s step-by-step program will enable you to: (1) Recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life (2) Discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage (3) Construct a personalized program to take control of your life and enhance your sense of self, establishing healthy boundaries with your mother and breaking the legacy of abuse Warm and sympathetic, Dr. McBride brings a profound level of authority to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? that encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery.

Will I Ever Be Free of You  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Will I Ever Be Free of You


  • Author : Karyl McBride
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476755724

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Will I Ever Be Free of You Excerpt :

The first book for the millions of daughters suffering from the emotional abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, "Will I Ever Be Good Enough?" provides the expert advice readers need to overcome debilitating histories and reclaim their lives.

Mothers Who Can t Love Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Mothers Who Can t Love


  • Author : Susan Forward
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062204356

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Mothers Who Can t Love Excerpt :

With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 bestseller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters—and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence, and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse. Filled with compelling case histories, Mothers Who Can’t Love outlines the self-help techniques Forward has developed to transform the lives of her clients, showing women how to overcome the pain of childhood and how to act in their own best interests. Warm and compassionate, Mothers Who Can’t Love offers daughters the emotional support and tools they need to heal themselves and rebuild their confidence and self-respect.

You re Not Crazy   It s Your Mother Book

You re Not Crazy It s Your Mother


  • Author : Danu Morrigan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1913657116

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You re Not Crazy It s Your Mother Excerpt :

A comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of Danu Morrigan's #1 bestselling book, which has helped tens of thousands of daughters of narcissistic mothers around the world.Do you find yourself emotionally bruised, upset and confused after being in touch with your mother? Do you somehow feel like you're not a real person in her company? If so, you are far from alone. Millions of daughters experience the samehall-of-mirrors dizziness. Many of them have come to the conclusion that their mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and that explains all that they have suffered. This book explores this - maybe it will resonate for you the same way and make you feel understood and validated as never before.This new edition includes a wealth of new insight and understanding learned by Danu over the last ten years, including: Clarity about escaping the toxic dynamic, through The Four Steps to Freedom; managing our fear of regretting our decisions; how Stories steer us without us realising; the NM's performative kindness and performative love; overcoming the trap of The Silent Treatment; distinguishing narcissistic 'niceness' from genuine decency; how to recognise, get, and contribute to healthy relationships.

Never Good Enough Book

Never Good Enough


  • Author : Monica Ramirez Basco
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-03-02
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684862934

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Never Good Enough Excerpt :

Shows how perfection can cause depression, low self-esteem, and other problems and leads readers through a comprehensive program designed to release them from its grip.

Trapped in the Mirror Book

Trapped in the Mirror


  • Author : Elan Golomb, PhD
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062227027

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Trapped in the Mirror Excerpt :

In this compelling book, Elan Golomb identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. Simply put, the children of narcissist—offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters—share a common belief: They believe they do not have the right to exist. The difficulties experienced by adult children of narcissists can manifest themselves in many ways: for examples, physical self-loathing that takes form of overeating, anorexia, or bulimia; a self-destructive streak that causes poor job performance and rocky personal relationships; or a struggle with the self that is perpetuated in the adult's interaction with his or her own children. These dilemmas are both common and correctable, Dr. Golomb tells us. With an empathic blend of scholarship and case studies, along with her own personal narrative of her fight for self, Dr. Golomb plumbs the depths of this problem, revealing its mysterious hold on the affairs of otherwise bright, aware, motivated, and worthy people. Trapped in the Mirror explores. the nature of the paralysis and lack of motivation so many adults feel stress and its role in exacerbating childhood wrongs why do many of our relationships seem to be "reruns" of the past how one's body image can be formed by faulty parenting how anger must be acknowledge to be overcome and, most important, how even the most traumatized self can be healed. Rooted in a profoundly humanist traditional approach, and suffused with the benefit of the latest knowledge about intrafamily relationships, Trapped in the Mirror offers more than the average self-help book; it is truly the first self-heal book for millions.

Why Can t I Ever Be Good Enough  Book

Why Can t I Ever Be Good Enough


  • Author : Joan Rubin-Deutsch
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 1572243147

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Why Can t I Ever Be Good Enough Excerpt :

A therapist offers a simple yet profound tool that can lead to healthier relationships and shows how to rewrite or create brand-new "contracts" for changing internalized behaviors learned in childhood.

Narcissistic Mothers Book

Narcissistic Mothers


  • Author : Caroline Foster
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 1088455557

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Narcissistic Mothers Excerpt :

If you are an adult child of a narcissistic mother, this book is for you, and if you are not sure whether your abusive mother is a pathological narcissist, you will find out. If you read this book: You will become aware of all the reasons why your childhood was so traumatic, sometimes without you realizing it. You will learn how to deal with your narcissistic mother without being her victim any longer. You will find out all the dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors that You have developed over the years. You will start healing from the symptoms of Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder, a typical disorder affecting adult children of narcissistic parents, even if psychotherapy is required. Abuse by narcissistic mothers is hidden emotional abuse that destroys children's development. The "taboo" of speaking badly about mothers makes it more difficult for affected people to seek healing. Adult children of narcissistic parents are often plagued with so much guilt and sense of deep obligation and shame that they feel duty-bound to keep whatever happens a family secret even when it is shredding their lives. The solution is not forgiving or forgetting, but first of all understanding and working on your self-development, and finally taking control of your life. Book Content Recognizing the Problem What is Pathological Narcissism Inside the Mind of a Narcissist Types of Narcissism Narcissistic Strategies of Manipulation Pathological Narcissists as Parents Signs of Narcissistic Parenting The Narcissistic Mother Enablers (The enabler father) The Narcissistic Mother and The Roles She Chooses for Her Children Types of Narcissistic Mothers Narcissistic Mothers and Their Sons Narcissistic Mothers and Their Daughters Effects of narcissistic abuse on Adult Children Solutions How to Protect Yourself from Narcissistic Mother How to Handle a Narcissistic Mother If You Live with Her No Contact with Narcissistic Mother Taking Back Your Power Move Out from Toxic Environment: Practical Tips Carin

It s My Turn Book

It s My Turn


  • Author : Tina Fuller
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-01-19
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781300653783

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It s My Turn Excerpt :

Want to gain freedom from your manipulative and self-centered parent? This book gives you the tools and coping strategies needed to break free from the grip of narcissism, by using my 4-step program P.A.C.E. The only person who should be controlling your life is you!

The Narcissistic Family Book

The Narcissistic Family


  • Author : Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release Date : 1997-07-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0787908703

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The Narcissistic Family Excerpt :

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, attention and approval by satisfying their parents' needs, thus never developing the ability to recognize their own needs or create strategies for getting them met. By outlining the theoretical framework of their model and using dozens of illustrative clinical examples, the authors clearly illuminate specific practice guidelines for treating these individuals. Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman is a therapist, consultant, and trainer. She is known for her work with dysfunctional families, particularly with survivors of incest. Robert M. Pressman is the editor-in-chief and president of the Joint Commission for the Development of the Treatment and Statistical Manual for Behavioral and Mental Disorders.

Difficult Mothers  Adult Daughters Book

Difficult Mothers Adult Daughters


  • Author : Karen C.L. Anderson
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633537163

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Transform Your Relationship With Your Mother If you liked Melody Beattie's Codependent No More or Henry Cloud's Boundaries, you'll love Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters Difficult mother? The best news on the planet is that your mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be happy. In fact, author Karen C.L. Anderson will take it a step further and say, your difficult mother doesn't have to change in order for you to be free, peaceful, content, and joyful. Narcissistic mother? You can emotionally separate without guilt. Inspired by her own journey, Anderson's Difficult Mothers, Adult Daughters shows women how to emotionally separate from their difficult mothers without guilt and anxiety, so they can finally create a life based on their own values, desires, needs, and preferences. Learn through the experiences of others: The book is filled with personal stories and experiences, practical tools, and journal prompts that can be used now to feel better. Anderson compassionately leads women struggling in their relationships with their difficult mothers through a process of self-awareness and understanding. Karen's experience with hundreds of women has resulted in cases of profound growth and transformation. Funny and compassionate: This book is about Karen discovering and accepting the whole of who she is (separate from her mother), and making her discoveries accessible to women struggling to redefine their challenging relationships with their mothers. Her writing is relatable, real, funny, and compassionate. What you'll learn inside this book: Why mothers and daughters can have difficult relationships How to heal and transform your mother "wounds" How to tell your stories in a way that empowers How to handle the uncomfortable emotions that seem inevitable The art of creating, articulating, and maintaining impeccable boundaries How to stop "shouldering" How to "re-mother" yourself and acknowledge, honor, and meet your needs

Ask a Manager Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Ask a Manager


  • Author : Alison Green
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399181825

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From the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist comes a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice! There’s a reason Alison Green has been called “the Dear Abby of the work world.” Ten years as a workplace-advice columnist have taught her that people avoid awkward conversations in the office because they simply don’t know what to say. Thankfully, Green does—and in this incredibly helpful book, she tackles the tough discussions you may need to have during your career. You’ll learn what to say when • coworkers push their work on you—then take credit for it • you accidentally trash-talk someone in an email then hit “reply all” • you’re being micromanaged—or not being managed at all • you catch a colleague in a lie • your boss seems unhappy with your work • your cubemate’s loud speakerphone is making you homicidal • you got drunk at the holiday party Praise for Ask a Manager “A must-read for anyone who works . . . [Alison Green’s] advice boils down to the idea that you should be professional (even when others are not) and that communicating in a straightforward manner with candor and kindness will get you far, no matter where you work.”—Booklist (starred review) “The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”—Library Journal (starred review) “I am a huge fan of Alison Green’s Ask a Manager column. This book is even better. It teaches us how to deal with many of the most vexing big and little problems in our workplaces—and to do so with grace, confidence, and a sense of humor.”—Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide “Ask a Manager

The Narcissist You Know Book

The Narcissist You Know


  • Author : Joseph Burgo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476785691

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In the tradition of The Sociopath Next Door, clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo’s The Narcissist You Know is a “clear, easily digestible” (Kirkus Reviews) guide to help you identify, disarm, and coexist with extreme narcissists. In today’s social media and selfie-obsessed culture, we are living in an age of narcissism—and a society that often celebrates this potentially harmful trait rather than understanding it as a psychological disorder. Scientists are beginning to learn that narcissism exists on a spectrum—much like autism—and most of us exhibit some mild narcissistic tendencies. But one in twenty people fall into a category the author refers to as Extreme Narcissism, in which these self-absorbed characteristics result in destructive behavior that harms not only the individual but everyone around them, including friends, family, and coworkers. With more than thirty years of experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists, Dr. Joseph Burgo has developed a useful guidebook to help you “spot narcissists out there in the wild” (Glamour) and then understand and manage the narcissistic personalities in your own life. Relying on detailed profiles, vignettes from the author’s practice, and celebrity biographies, The Narcissist You Know offers easy-to-understand tools and solutions you can use to defuse hostile situations and survive assaults on your self-esteem should you ever find yourself in an extreme narcissist’s orbit.