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Starred Review. After 26 years of practice, therapist McBride discovered a distressing commonality with her female patients: a narcissistic mother. I had treated scores of women who shared many of the same symptoms.... oversensitivity, indecisiveness, self-consciousness, lack of self-trust, inability to succeed in relationships, lack of confidence... and a general sense of insecurity, McBride writes, and she ties these traits to growing up without a nurturing maternal figure. According to the author, as many as 1.5 million American women have narcissistic personality disorder and can be detected by their self-absorption, inability to empathize and fixation with looks and appearance. McBride presents specific steps toward recovery that daughters of any age can use as they grieve for the love and support they didn't receive, set healthy boundaries with their mothers and access an internal mother as a source of self-comforting. The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships—all of which tend to be weak points of the daughters of narcissistic mothers. An excellent bibliography rounds out this revealing book, which ends on a hopeful and pragmatic note. (Sept.)
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"The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I felt like she wrote this book about me. I did not realize that my life was impacted so wholly by who raised me. This book is amazing. Read morePublished 4 days ago by bekkib73
This book has taught me how to work on myself now and stop worrying about my narcissist parents. I was always angry , upset, and looking at how to make my mother happy but the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book helped me understand what I went through as a child and as an adult! I can now recover with a understanding.
I have tears of pure joy!! Thank you so very much.
Lots of great advice. Helps when doing work on yourself and with boundaries.Published 9 days ago by emese c simm
I wish I could show you all the notes in the margins and underlining I've done as I read this book and how it's help lift some of the loneliness and shame you feel as a motherless... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mango Margarita
Incredibly helpful book. Has helped me a lit to overcome and understand many aspects of being the daughter of a narcissist mother. Glad I bought it.Published 11 days ago by Kelly W
Well written book to help daughter understand and heel from the damage caused by a narcissistic mother.Published 12 days ago by Book Lover