• Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

  • Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
  • By: Karyl McBride
  • Narrated by: Karyl McBride
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-21-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.6 (426 ratings)

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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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Critic Reviews

"The author provides parenting tips as well as advice on maintaining healthy love relationships and friendships." ( Publishers Weekly)
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By Barb on 10-29-12

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!

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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".

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By Lou on 07-24-12

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!

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By Marcia Staples on 05-30-15


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

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

By lenkabelka on 09-24-17

Deep, powerful, saved me and my daughter

Very deep and powerful book, requires bravery to go through to the end to the core. Will read this as a bible multiple times. It's a lifetime book which has to kept through out a life time. Get yourself a lot's of tissues and stay brave right untill the end.

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By Donna on 02-29-16


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.

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By C. Underwood on 05-20-16


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

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