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

Written by:
Karyl Mcbride Phd
Narrated by:
Karyl McBride

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2011
8 hours 0 minutes
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.
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Michelle P

This book is really amazing. It helped me understand why my mother was the way that she was. Doing this has not allowed me to start taking steps to help myself and to live life without her influence over me in full force.

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I could identify with everything! Finally, a name for my mother's behavior towards me- narcissism. She was the one with issues and I was her victim. And she had been the victim of her mother's narcissism. But I finally feel vindicated and so much about my own childhood was explained to me in this book. The author is a therapist and had her own narcissistic mother so she really gets it and explains it clearly. She also reads her own book. Very enlightening reading!

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Anne C.

Fascinating, although a bit broad and generic. Definitely worth a listen though

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A lot of important information!

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