When I read the reviews about this book I wondered why most people thanked the writer. After reading this book I know why. The author has taken the time to write an easy to understand book, generously sharing her own experience which illustrate her points very clearly. Its a trusted resource based on the author’s authentic experience, not just facts and theories. It has been one of the most enlightening books on this subject. The author does not try to sell a particular solution which allows the reader the personal freedom to work out what works for them.
This book has helped me understand my covert narcissist mother and the role she has played in alienating me from my father & brothers (and rest of the family). I never could understand how or why a mother would do this to her own child or why I felt so lonely and disconnected from her as a child...and her nasty treatment of me as an adult.....this book was a great help to me.
One of the few books that was able to mirror my experiences and validate me along the way. I would love to be able to get in touch with the author to thank her personally. If you read this, is this possible? Thank you for helping me to make what was confusing and hurtful, into something meaningful and personally validating.
I couldn't put this book down. I could relate to so much of it it's almost like covert narcissistic parents at all cut from the same mold. It's very comforting and validating to hear from other people who have gone through such a similar experiences and have managed to heal themselves. I really like to thank Diana the author so much for writing this book
Thank you for writing this book. I felt like I was the one who wrote this book. I have been reading it for months now because some of the chapters where painful to me but just because of my experience. It's helping in my recovery. Thank you
This description of Narcissistic mother's was eerily similar my experiences. It's like she lived part of my life. The struggle is so hard to explain to ppl with normal parents that you just sound crazy when you try and explain it. This book has put into words what I've gone through and still live. There are some editing mistakes but that does not detract from this worthwhile read. If you want to feel okay about yourself and understand what's really been going on your whole life with your narc mother, this is a good book to read.