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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (507 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karyl McBride Narrator: Karyl McBride Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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

  • recognize your own experience with maternal narcissism and its effects on all aspects of your life;
  • discover how you have internalized verbal and nonverbal messages from your mother and how these have translated into overachievement or self-sabotage; and
  • 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An amazing journey out of pain…Every page is milk and honey to your soul.”

    Tama J. Kieves, author of This Time I Dance!

  • “This book is a must read for every woman living in the shadow of a domineering, self-focused parent.”

    Nanette Gartrell, MD, author of My Answer Is NO . . . If That’s Okay with You

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kayla Fillyaw | 2/17/2014

    " ? Words cannot describe. Full of wisdom, compassion, and strength. Highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/11/2014

    " Definitely a good read for those with narcissistic mothers. Some of the exercises seemed trite, but it allows for a healing/grievance process to start if it hasn't already. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/7/2014

    " If you recognize yourself in the title, you need to read this book. Valuable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jillian | 2/5/2014

    " I read this for book for writing research and thought it was excellent. "

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About the Author

Dr. Karyl McBride, PhD, is the author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? and has spent many years researching the insidious disorder of narcissism and how it impacts adults and children alike. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than thirty years of experience in public and private practice.