Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBrideFound this book unexpectedly while visiting a new bookstore in my area. As soon as I saw the title, I immediately identified (my boyfriend even said it was basically meant for me) Throughout my life, Ive dealt with issues stemming from living with a narcissistic mother. While she definitely tried to be a good mother, her own traumatic childhood resurfaced often. In her effort to protect herself, she developed what could be categorized as mild narcissistic personality disorder. I know beyond a doubt that my mother has this but it is a spectrum disorder so her narcissism could be considered mild. Nevertheless, it has affected my older sister and I in many facets of our lives (my older sister especially) and we struggle with self-esteem issues, trust issues, and assertiveness. Reading this book was amazing, not only because it was well-written but because I felt that I wasnt the only one who had experienced this. For many years, I would often wonder if maybe I wasnt just crazy or super sensitive when I felt my mother wasnt as forgiving or understanding as other moms. For years, my sister and I would cry together and wish we could leave. For years, I even wished my sister was my mother.
Following a recent extreme family situation, my mother has been brought face to face with her behavior. I can say that it seems she is making changes but will not assume that she has changed completely. However, I am still very proud and relieved that she is willing to improve herself in order to improve her relationship with her daughters. Without a doubt, I will come to this book again for personal use and I will consult it when dealing with client issues as well. This book is very dear to me and I find myself harboring love, admiration, and gratitude for its author because she helped me (and will continue to do so) in my journey towards healing.
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