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“A welcome companion book from a brilliant therapist” (Maren Cooper, author of Finding Grace), this is a comprehensive and actionable guide to understanding and healing from narcissistic family abuse.

A pioneer on the devastating effects of narcissistic abuse, Karyl McBride, PhD, has the answer for anyone desperate for help in overcoming the damage of being raised in a family headed by a narcissistic parent.

Divided into three sections, McBride explores the insidious way a narcissistic environment is developed in a family, how a narcissistic parent damages a child’s emotional growth and ability to trust, and finally, how to not only move on but become truly free. Along with an easy-to-follow five-step recovery program, plus a 33-question quiz to determine if you or a family member is displaying narcissistic traits, this “must-read” (Wendy Behary, author of Disarming the Narcissist) provides understanding and hope for anyone wishing to thrive after abuse.

About The Author

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Karyl McBride, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than forty years of experience in public and private practice, specializing in treatment of trauma. She is a leading authority on narcissism and author of several books including Will I Ever Be Good Enough?, Will I Ever Be Free of You?,  and Will the Drama Ever End? Her work has also been featured in HuffPost and Psychology Today. Dr. McBride can also be found online at and

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 21, 2023)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982198756

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