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Avoid the author's forum!!!
on 1 October 2012
This is more a review of the author rather than the book. Although I did subscribe to Danu's free weekly emails through her website, these emails stopped abruptly with a message from Danu informing me that she had "got behind in writing them". Coincidently, she had a new book out!!! Hmmm....
Before spending your hard earned cash on this book, I urge you to do your own research on the author.
There are lots of comments on the american Amazon.com website left by women who have been permanently banned from her "support" forum. Or you could google 'banned from Donm forum'.
Danu runs a forum that is supposedly for the support, healing and recovery of daughters with narcissistic mothers. Please don't get sucked into it (like I did).
The forum repeats the very pattern that gets us there in the first place - my therapist told me this, she has a degree in psychology, unlike Danu, who has no professional qualifications in this field whatsoever!!!
I would recommend the book by Karyl McBride Phd - Will I ever be good enough? Healing the daughters of Narcissistic mothers. The author is a qualified and experienced therapist and also the daughter of a narcissistic mother. I think McBride's book is the closest thing to therapy!
I've no doubt that Ms Morrigan's book has some relevant stuff in it, but nothing that you can't read for free on the internet. Just bear in mind that any stories used are stolen from the women on her forum without their permission. Like others, I posted some very personal stuff on there, but once you are locked out of your account, you can never edit or remove that information.
My advice is to steer clear of this book, the author and her websites!
Best wishes in your journey of healing and recovery xx
Just to add check out Dr Karyl McBrides website, and facebook page, and chat group, all healthy stuff!!