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Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Dr. Karyl McBride (P)2011 Tantor

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"The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships." (Publishers Weekly)

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    C. Underwood 20/05/2016
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    "helpful"

    This book striked a chord with me. I am lookingvat other titles now. Planning on listening to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 29/02/2016
    Donna 29/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Lifesaving."

    Loved it. Listened twice. Bought the paperback as well. This is my "bible ", my manual, map, how-to guide. It is my story. My saving. Thankyou.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Virginia
    United States
    16/01/12
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    "An eye opener"

    This is a very important book for those women who always felt something was missing in thier lives ... that they didn't have a normal childhood ... that thier moms were different ... women who whatever they did thier moms never seemed to be pleased ...
    This book helps you realize the problem ... face your denial ... make peace with your past and accept reality ... then start the journey towrds healing ...just make sure to take your time and do as the books says ... don't be tempted to skip anything
    The author herslef was a victim of a narcassit mother so she knows what she's talking about ...and not only i found the book extremely helpful but the soothing voice of the author and narrator made a great deal of difference

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Barb
    United States
    29/10/12
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    "A MUST read for everyone!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book can help everyone that has or knows women that have a narsistic mother. Great for daughters, daughter-in-laws, sons, son-in-laws, spouses and even friends of these victims.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Finally, I feel like my brother and I are not alone! This explains so very much. And for the first time I feel like I am OK!


    Have you listened to any of Karyl McBride’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt like Rocky after I finished! I reached the top of the steps and with this knowledge I can deal with the fights. Just knowing that I can clearly see all of the manipulation my mother has used on me for 50 years is so freeing. No one will ever please her and finally I can work through excepting that...because it is her and I am good enough!


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this book many more times...especially before major family events (Holidays, Celebrations...). I can now put her battles for attention "in a box" and find my happiness! My husband says he has seen a change in the way I deal with " mom issues".

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Lou
    Starkville, MS, United States
    24/07/12
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    "Exactly What I Was Looking For"
    What made the experience of listening to Will I Ever Be Good Enough? the most enjoyable?

    The pure accuracy of this book. Dr. McBride's research is spot on. This book has not only helped me understand the relationship between me and my mother but also helped to improve it by providing a new perspective. It has helped me understand unexplained feelings and behavior. I am still in recovery, but I am well on my way to living a better and happier life! If you have a narcissistic mother (whether the damage was inflicted on you or a sibling), you MUST read this book. Thanks so much Dr. McBride!


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    PARKER, CO, United States
    1/01/13
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    "Liberating, Calming, Soothing, and Healing"
    What did you love best about Will I Ever Be Good Enough??

    This book focused primarily on healing, as opposed to diagnosing and blaming.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators voice was soothing, caring, and genuine. The book was well written, and analyzed many different angles of these looming and life long maternal issues. Great read!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lory
    24/06/15
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    "Finally a book that validates my struggles raised from a ignoring narcissitic mother"

    I found this book very helpful in understanding how your woundedness from childhood affects your adult relationships.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine Fotopoulos
    25/07/15
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    "Lovely"

    Listening to book whenever I had free time, and I loved it. She wrote this in a such a calm and reassuring way I didnt feel scared or irrational to my past

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nicki
    Sterling, Vatican City State (Holy See)
    24/06/15
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    "Glad I purchased this book!"

    Excellent clarification if you're wondering "Is this my mother?" She takes you on a clear mental bus ride of how you ended up with negative, self-defeating thought patterns and habits. She gently guides you in setting yourself free of these but without blaming or bashing your mom. Hers is a diplomatic, knowledge-is-power approach.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robin Maria Malott
    Elgin, IL
    5/02/13
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    "Great book"

    If you think your mother may have been narcissistic (or emotionally withholding), this is a great (and painful) read. She gives you new perspectives of how to heal from your childhood, and very effective ways of overcoming.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    New Jersey
    29/05/12
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    "Helpful"

    Very informative book. I think women struggling with manipulative and controlling mothers will find that this book will help them to look at their situation in new ways and recover from emotional and psychological abuse.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    16/12/12
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    "Very Helpful"
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    I found this book incredibly eye opening and helpful. As the daughter of a narcissistic mother, it was comforting to hear that I was not alone in feeling as I do - but it was also very healing. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who suspects they have a parent that is narcissistic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Marcia Staples
    30/05/15
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    "interesting"

    An excellent read... I was amazed how much us daughters take on board....there is hope

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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