"Compact but thorough guide to successfully handling and surviving a divorce-if you're married to a narcissist... Packed with useful advice... Proactive, goal-oriented, sound advice on how to heal, and how to move forward.... The author isn't satisfied with helping the thousands of men and women whose lives have been damaged by narcissists and are involved in high-conflict divorces. She wants to help the children, too." * PsychCentral.com, Therapy Soup * "Karyl McBride's Will I Ever Be Free of You? is a smart, practical guide to a perplexing problem - severing your tie to a highly narcissistic partner. Full of good advice and moving examples, it is as readable as it is s sensible and helpful." -- Terry Real, author of The New Rules of Marriage "As a family law attorney, I would give this book to certain clients with a highlighter and sticky notes. Enough said." -- S. Scott Lasher, Esq. "Dr. McBride has put together a terrific, step-by-step guide for dealing with divorce from a narcissistic spouse. There is a huge need out there for this information, and Dr. McBride's long-term experience in therapeutic and legal settings makes her the perfect person to put it out there. I know I will be personally recommending this book for years to come." -- W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of THE NARCISSISM EPIDEMIC "An important, groundbreaking book. Dr. McBride opens our eyes to these toxic individuals who damage their spouses, children, and inevitably the legal system. This innovative program will help families chart a course and create health and healing through the divorce process." -- Renee Richker, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Author of the bestseller Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
Dr. Karyl McBride draws on her expertise in treating children and partners damaged by narcissists in this practical new guide to divorce and its aftermath.
With more than three decades of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. McBride guides you through the emotional fallout and challenges of being married to and divorcing a narcissist. The court system assumes that both parties in most high-conflict divorces are at fault, but a narcissist can wreak havoc in the divorce process. Dr. McBride shows how to navigate this kind of divorce and how you and your children can heal afterward.
Written for those considering or already going through divorce, as well as the professionals working with them, Will I Ever Be Free of You?
has three parts: Recognizing the Problem, Breaking Free, and Healing from the Debilitating Impact of Narcissistic Relationships. You begin by learning exactly what narcissism is, how to identify it, and how it affects relationships, then how to begin and carry on through a divorce and make the best decisions for you and your children. Dr. McBride lays out a roadmap of trauma recovery for the whole family, offering a step-by-step program for recognizing and healing from the particular emotional damage that narcissism causes.
This guide offers new therapeutic strategies and practical guidance for protecting yourself and your children through this difficult time.