Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Author Dr. Karyl McBride Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1439129436
ISBN-13 9781439129432
Year 2009-09-08
Pages 243
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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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 womens 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 McBrides 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