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Publisher's Summary

Do you think your father might be toxic?

Many people do and sadly there is very little information available to be found online or in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome is not officially recognised, nor is it widely even known.

Even when it is accepted, recognised, and known not many people seem to know what to do about it to heal it.

But first, a warning:

Before we go further, let me make something abundantly clear: This audiobook does not contain a "magic wand" that will bring you instant answers without having to do any work.

What I’m about to share with you takes both time and effort and has worked wonders for me and my private clients. And I believe it can help you too.

But this only works for those who are willing look deep inside themselves and are committed to finding true happiness.

So with that said, let me tell you:

As a child:

  • You felt like you were never good enough
  • Your father didn’t seem to care about your feelings
  • Your father was very controlling and manipulative
  • You were made to feel bad or wrong if you got upset
  • Your needs weren’t met

As an adult:

  • You still feel like you are not good enough
  • You feel confused, anxious, sad in your relationship with your father
  • Your father puts you down, and never celebrates your achievements
  • Your father is very critical, manipulative, controlling, and tells lies
  • They still don’t seem to care about your feelings or your needs
  • You feel like you are the one parenting them

This audioook is for you if you have been in a toxic relationship with your parent and you just want to make sense of it and make some changes.

What are you waiting for? Buy this audiobook now!

©2020 Dr. Theresa J. Covert (P)2020 Dr. Theresa J. Covert

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This book explains so much about my childhood

This book explains so much about my childhood, especially the idea of the narcissistic father pitting his daughter against the mother. I've only began to properly rebuild my relationship with my mother since moving out. Since they've got divorced, me and my mum found out about narcissism and we're both helping each other heal from over 20 years of this bullshit. I idolised my dad as a kid and when him and my mum split for the first time I was about 10. He manipulated me, made out like the split was my mums fault and literally said things like "she doesn't want us to be a family anymore" when he left her. (I didn't know this until years later) I'm now having to deal with a lot of guilt and self resentment that it was my fault my mum took him back when she could have been free of him years ago. She said it wasn't, that she was the adult and chose it, but I can't help feeling that if I wasn't around, she wouldn't have suffered as much for so long. In the end he became violent. He doesn't speak to me much now, because I've refused to feed his ego. I've refused to be the person that deals with his emotional baggage. I'm no longer of value. jeez.

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For Daughters, more that Sons

I am the son of a Narcissistic Father. I found this book to be really written for the daughters. Sons are very rarely mentioned -other than as siblings of the daughter victim. Perhaps what the author is saying is pertinent for sons, but she cannot know, since she's writing primarily as the daughter of the NPD father. I think it was misleading to (sub) title this book for being the "Son or Daughter of a Narcissistic Parent...." Maybe it was the publisher that drove that decision. So, I don't want to take anything away from the author. I think she does an excellent job of covering the relationship from the perspective of a daughter. However, until I see the same book written from the perspective (and by) a son of an NPD father, I have my doubts. My experience as the son of an NPD father is different that was described in this book - but I cannot tell if that's because I'm a son (not a daughter), or some other complexity. I dropped one star from my review because of that.

There's one thing that I can be sure of - the recommended approach to dealing with a NPD father (or mother) is the same, whether your a son or a daughter - severe all ties with the toxic parent - and/or limit all communications. Protect your personal (and family's personal) information and goings-on.

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Listening to this audiobook next to your father

Listening to this audiobook next to your father is an olympic sport. What a great book. Totally enjoyable.

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highly recommend

possibly the most accurate description of my life experiences. validating and encouraging. many thanks to the author.

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The author is genius in that she doesnt fluff the reader with pep talk. She uses empathy from her own childhood to parallel scenarios with your own. A great motovational source for me as I have had a horrible relationship with my father. I have learned from her to forgive myself and go for it!

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My father was very verbally abusive

My father was very verbally abusive in private. And the ideal father when others were around. People thought I was lying. Unfortunately this created an opening for a family friend to molest me when I was a child. I am now in my 50's and able to deal with these emotions. And see my father for the flawed man that he was.

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Explains a lot

Just discovered my dads a narcissist and idk how to feel about it. Explains a lot tho

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Great book,

Great book, Who do you become when both parents were narcissistic? Like this book. Really good one.

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Highly recommended!!

My father was just angry and used his kids (primarily me and my brother) to vent stress,anger and frustration physically and verbally. In public, he was the "nicest man"....

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Needs empowerment

I wanted to give this to my teen to read. I did not feel empowered reading this book; instead I felt I could blame everything on the narcissist. Read as part of a larger discussion with a therapist.

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Not for everyone

Probably great if you're the scapegoat child in a family with a narcissistic father, who's not done much healing yet. I felt it lacked nuance when it came to the golden child and/or when the distinction isn't that clear. I also felt like it was aimed at people who have only just started to realise the situation you're in, not done anything about it, no self work. If you have, you may not identify as much with the descriptions of the affected children.

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  • 10-26-21

very informative

revealing ..emotionally tough to take in as a survivor start to healing. thank you.