So, I finally read my first “self-help” book. It wasn’t actually a self-help book, but it’s quite close.
“Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers” by Karyl McBride, Ph.D.
This book made me cry, like ugly cry. But, I don’t ever cry that’s the thing. Every time a tear falls, I literally suck it right back into my tear duct. Mama didn’t raise no cry-er, pun intended.
So minus all of my mediocre humor this book was AMAZING. Dr. McBride looks into the relationship between daughters and narcissistic mothers and how that plays into their lives later on. She approaches it from a psychoanalytic framework while also using her writing skills to employ an everyday conversation.
The good doctor states at the beginning that she is “a therapist, not a writer”, but her journey of discovery required this book. Her journey, amongst many others’ are recorded beautifully within this text, filling the pages with comfort and warmth even though she is breaking down your emotional barriers.
I always knew why I was empty, but I never knew anyone else had felt the same way. And it was not because my mother did not love me, it was because of a tenuous and strained relationship that I know stemmed from her mother, her mothers mother, her mothers mothers mother and so on. I cannot recommend this book enough, if you’re ready for your journey and you know that your journey stems from your younger years you absolutely need this book in your life.
I give this book a 10/10 mustachios