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4.00196850393701 out of 54.00196850393701 out of 54.00196850393701 out of 54.00196850393701 out of 54.00196850393701 out of 5 4.00 (508 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karyl McBride Narrator: Karyl McBride Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781452674131
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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: -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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

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

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

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “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 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 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 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 Jillian | 2/5/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/5/2014

    " A must read for daughters of narcissistic mothers. There is so much guilt involved in trying to disconnect from a dysfunctional parent, and the mind games involved make you doubt yourself. So much of my childhood is in this book, and it really helped me to understand some of my life choices, and how I've repeated dysfunctions that have been in my family for generations. This is truly one of the most helpful books I have ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 1/24/2014

    " This was not a bad book, but not all that exciting to me. It was good to see that I've already done much of what she recommends doing, though it reminded me of how much I've changed. I've had other books about boundaries and codependency that I found more helpful, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'Alex' Andrea | 1/20/2014

    " I was reading something totally unrelated to this subject when this book (well, this idea) was brought up, so I ran to the local library to check it out. Interesting read. I'd advise this book to anyone having issues with relationships with their mothers; bad or good. If you have a bad relationship it might help. If you have a good one, it might help you realize how truly blessed you really are! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulette | 1/7/2014

    " This is me....one of the best books I've read in a long time. Easy to read, practical and concrete! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Morrow | 1/4/2014

    " I can not tell you how powerful this book was for me. It helped with my own personal issues and inadequacies stemming from my mother. The author writes it so you feel she is talking directly to you as a person. I cried so much reading this book and realized so much about myself. I can't emphasize enough how important this book is to women who have narcissistic mothers. Thank you Karyl McBride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marquita | 12/31/2013

    " So far, this book is EXTREMELY insightful. It is comforting to learn the healing process for a daughter of a narcissistic mother! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cora Reilly | 12/18/2013

    " It helped me to deal with some issues that I am still working on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 12/4/2013

    " Interesting and everyone can probably identify with bits of their mothers in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Barnes | 11/26/2013

    " Excellent overview of Narcisstic Personality Disorder, and helpful to daughters of mothers with even a few of the symptoms. I just wish it had gone more in-depth, but an excellent starting point if you recognize yourself in the title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheen | 6/5/2013

    " Wow, it gave a lot of perspective. I'm still processing it, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Johnson | 3/25/2013

    " I'm not much on self help, but I wish I would have read this book 20 years ago. It's helpful and gives HOPE. It sheds light on a sensitive subject, and answers a lot of questions along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Stock | 2/18/2013

    " what a great book on understanding what narcissim is and how it affects woman and daughters. very easy to understand. its not just a book that points fingers but also helps with healing and working on issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/18/2012

    " After reading this book, I FINALLY understood my relationship with my mother! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 7/17/2012

    " Very enlightening for me on a personal level. I just recently realized there was such a thing as narcissistic personality disorder, and it really explains a lot. A good read to get information on the subject and to learn how to start the healing process. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 4/30/2012

    " A very awesome book that explains a lot about how to deal with a Narcissistic mother, and more importantly- how to pull yourself out of that trap and start living for yourself rather than to please her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/12/2012

    " AMAZING. This book has helped me tremendously with the extremely difficult relationship I have with my mother. I highly reccomend it if you think this describes your mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bank | 2/11/2012

    " Excellent analysis and brought to life with case studies . Emotionally painful to read . "

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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.