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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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.

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 Book Description :

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.

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 Book Description :

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!

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 Book Description :

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 : Augsburg Books
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506473727

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You re Not Crazy It s Your Mother Book Description :

Do you find yourself feeling emotionally bruised, upset, and confused after being in contact with your mother? Are you left doubting yourself--even feeling crazy--as she remembers some incidents totally differently than you remember them, and denies that other events even happened? Does it seem she gets frustrated, angry, or upset when good things happen in your life? Does she seem happy and energized if you have a problem or crisis? Round and round go your feelings, emotions, and half-formed thoughts, till you think you must truly be crazy. And you still end up emotionally bruised, confused, and hurt. If this resonates with you, it is possible that your mother has narcissistic personality disorder. You're Not Crazy--It's Your Mother< explains what NPD is, and what it means for you and your self. This book will help you undertake a journey of recognition and recovery: of moving on, healing, and claiming your own self as the wonderful, vibrant woman you really are.

Toxic Parents Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Toxic Parents


  • Author : Susan Forward
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2009-12-16
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307575326

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Toxic Parents Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dr. Susan Forward's Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them. When you were a child... Did your parents tell you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you are an adult... Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward drawn on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents -- and discover an exciting new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

Difficult Mothers  Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power


  • Author : Terri Apter
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-05-07
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393083927

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Difficult Mothers Understanding and Overcoming Their Power Book Description :

An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters. Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother—the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother—and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.

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 Book Description :

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.

The Emotionally Absent Mother Book

The Emotionally Absent Mother


  • Author : Jasmin Lee Cori
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2010-09-14
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615191239

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The Emotionally Absent Mother Book Description :

Was your mother too busy, too tired, or too checked-out to provide you with the nurturing you needed as a child? Men and women who were “undermothered” as children often struggle with intimate relationships, in part because of their unmet need for maternal care. The Emotionally Absent Mother will help you understand what was missing from your childhood, how this relates to your mother’s own history, and how you can fill the “mother gap” by: Examining the past with compassion for yourself and your mother Finding the child inside of you and learning to mother yourself Opening to the archetype of the Good Mother Allowing friends and loved ones to provide support, guidance, and other elements of good mothering that you missed Through reflections, exercises, and clear explanations, psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori helps adult sons and daughters heal the wounds left by mothers who failed to provide the essential ingredients that every child needs. She traces perceived personal “defects” back to mothering deficits, relieving self-blame. And, by teaching today’s undermothered adults to cultivate the mothering they missed, she helps them secure a happier future—for themselves and their children.

This Time I Dance  Book

This Time I Dance


  • Author : Tama Kieves
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-09-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1440649901

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This Time I Dance Book Description :

These are all things that we have to deal with when going through a career change. What is most difficult is deciding to make the change, especially when you are good at what you do, and wonder whether you should just stick it out in an unhappy-albeit well-paid-environment instead of taking a risk and starting over doing something you love. In This Time I Dance!, Tama Kieves shares the inspiring wisdom that led her from being a successful Harvard lawyer to an even more successful writer and life coach. The best part? She's happy with her career! We all look for what will make us happy in life, but we don't always make the choices that we should when it comes to sustaining that happiness. Tama Kieves shows how to do just that: how to stay happy and employed doing something you love, and what it takes to stop being a stressed-out worker and make peace with your career-and, most important, with yourself. Filled with solutions to the anxieties and roadblocks you may confront on your path, This Time I Dance! is for all those who are unfulfilled at work and uncertain of the practical steps that they should follow to achieve their dreams.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes  A Hunger Games Novel  Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel


  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338635188

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes A Hunger Games Novel Book Description :

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

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 Book Description :

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.

Mean Mothers Book

Mean Mothers


  • Author : Peg Streep
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061943195

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Mean Mothers Book Description :

Drawn from research and the real-life experiences of adult daughters, Mean Mothers illuminates one of the last cultural taboos: what happens when a woman does not or cannot love her own daughter. Peg Streep, co-author of the highly acclaimed Girl in the Mirror, has subtitled this important, eye-opening exploration of the darker side of maternal behavior, “Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt.” There are no psychopathic child abusers in Mean Mothers. Instead, this essential volume focuses on the more subtle forms of psychological damage inflicted by mothers on their unappreciated daughters—and offers help and support to those women who were forced to suffer a parent’s cruelty and neglect.

When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself


  • Author : W. Keith Campbell
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1402216122

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When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself Book Description :

Narcissistic men seem like the ultimate catch: self-confident, attractive, charming individuals who are often the life of the party. The narcissist always knows the place to be and who to be seen with. His attention is initially very flattering, but eventually his behavior is not: he becomes aloof and controlling and may cheat. He still seems somewhat interested, however, and often makes enough nice gestures to maintain a girl's interest, leaving all but him to wonder: what is going on? The country's leading expert on narcissism, Dr. W. Keith Campbell, explains how to identify a narcissist, what it means to love a man who loves himself and how to break the cycle of dating men with this personality disorder.

Marry Him Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Marry Him


  • Author : Lori Gottlieb
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-02-04
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1101185201

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Marry Him Book Description :

An eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call for single women about getting real about Mr. Right. You have a fulfilling job, great friends, and the perfect apartment. So what if you haven’t found “The One” just yet. He’ll come along someday, right? But what if he doesn’t? Or what if Mr. Right had been, well, Mr. Right in Front of You—but you passed him by? Nearing forty and still single, journalist Lori Gottlieb started to wonder: What makes for lasting romantic fulfillment, and are we looking for those qualities when we’re dating? Are we too picky about trivial things that don’t matter, and not picky enough about the often overlooked things that do? In Marry Him, Gottlieb explores an all-too-common dilemma—how to reconcile the desire for a happy marriage with a list of must-haves and deal-breakers so long and complicated that many great guys get misguidedly eliminated. On a quest to find the answer, Gottlieb sets out on her own journey in search of love, discovering wisdom and surprising insights from sociologists and neurobiologists, marital researchers and behavioral economists—as well as single and married men and women of all generations.

A Grief Observed Book

A Grief Observed


  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-10-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571265794

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A Grief Observed Book Description :

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

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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Ask a Manager Book Description :

The ideal graduation gift for anyone about to enter the workforce, a witty, practical guide to 200 difficult professional conversations—featuring all-new advice from the creator of the popular website Ask a Manager and New York’s work-advice columnist. 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 Advance 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) “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 “Clear and concise in its advice and expansive in its scope, Ask a Manager is the book I wish I’d had in my desk drawer when I was starting out (or even, let’s be honest, fifteen years in).”—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Ch