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Given me my life back,
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This review is from: Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers (Paperback)
This book has literally saved my life. I can now safely say I am in recovery.
For years I have been struggling with binge eating disorder, lack of self esteem and general inability to get on with my life through lack of belief in myself. When I lost weight following a strict diet, and began to put the weight back on due to binge eating I really wanted to figure out why I was sabotaging myself and how to overcome it.
I suspected my mother was narcissistic. I read about it online and purchased this book. After going through the first chapters I was already having flashbacks of my childhood and the difficulties I went through. I began to regain my sense of self and confidence and confronted my Dad who was able to fill the missing pieces in my memory and validate my mothers condition.
I have been working through the recovery stages, going through the grief process while I'm reading about the further recovery stages. I am excited that I have a new life ahead of me and one that I can really be who I want to be for the first time in my life.
I recommend this book to anyone who has a narcissistic mother. Be prepared to cry, get mad, feel sorry for yourself and begin to feel a whole lot better!