Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Book - 2008
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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".
"Herself the recovering daughter of a narcissistic mother, Dr. McBride includes her personal struggle, which adds a profound level of authority to her work, along with the perspectives of the hundreds of suffering daughters she's interviewed over the years. Their stories of how maternal abuse has manifested in their lives - as well as how they have successfully overcome its effects - show you that you're not alone and that you can take back your life and have the control you want. Warm and sympathetic, filled with the examples of women who have established healthy boundaries with their hurtful mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? encourages and inspires you as it aids your recovery."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781416551324
1416551328
9781439129432
Characteristics: xxi, 243 p. ;,24 cm.

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JankaManka
Jan 21, 2020

This book explains a lot - why you do not know who you truly are, or why you do not know what you want for yourself. All my life I tried to please everyone else but myself. Though I am still working on it, this book freed me and showed me that yes, you can hate and resent your own mother. I recommend it highly for every woman who feels that she is not living her own life.

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occidentalis
Jan 20, 2019

Author has some good points and suggestions, others such as making a collage out of pictures from women's magazines to visualize who you want to be. Yes, I've always wanted to sell Proctor and Gamble products. Take it with a grain of salt and read other books on the subject. This woman's self righteous tone actually triggered me. I need to work on that.

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adreanaline
Mar 28, 2016

Great information! The sensitive topic made it hard to read at once, plus the healing process the author outlines requires inner work. It's not a book that one would read all at once. Borrow it from time to time or buy it for a long-term inner processing.

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hippo_crates
Feb 09, 2015

I was never really sure what the problem was, until I read this book. It connected all the dots for me.

Scopistkb1 Apr 03, 2014

really helpful even if you're not quite sure what the problem is/was between mother/daughter.

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grandmamarianna
Sep 13, 2013

Wonderful book. It gave me a sense of relief, time and time again, for finally understanding so many things. With understanding comes better coping and acceptance and decision-making.

teacupfaerie Aug 16, 2010

For anyone with a self-centered parent this book is dead-on. Sadly enough this is a situation found often enough that a book could be written about it.

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