• Narcissistic Mother: A Survival Guide for Daughters

  • Recognize Borderline Personality Disorder. Recover from Childhood Emotional Neglect, Overcome Narcissistic Abuse and Heal Your Inner Child
  • By: Mia Warren
  • Narrated by: Cat Baroco
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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Why can't I be normal and happy like everyone else? Why do I always have problems? Why do I constantly feel as though I am not good enough? Why don't I love myself? Will I ever be loved?

Do these questions sound familiar?

A child who is abused by her parent will try to reduce the effects of the abuse on them, emotionally and psychologically, by scaling the abuse down. You might even find yourself trying to believe that you are not abused and that something happened which caused your mother to react abusively.

However, because many forms of narcissistic abuse, such as manipulation, slander, withholding, and emotional blackmail are not often discussed, people don’t think of these actions as abuse. Therefore, many children of narcissistic mothers don’t even realize that they are abused.

According to a recent study published on the American Journal of Psychiatry, someone with one or more indicators of childhood maltreatment had a chance of developing recurrent depression in later life around 2.27 times higher than that of people who had no history of maltreatment. Evidence suggests that childhood maltreatment may negatively affect not only the lifetime risk of depression but also clinically relevant measures of depression such as course of illness and treatment outcome.

Don’t you think it’s time to stop feeling guilty and inadequate?

Don’t you think you are mature enough to recognize how your narcissistic mother is still affecting your life, get her out of your head, and become who you really are?

I think, then, this book might help. I know you don’t need another book filled in with useless information. You just want to heal.

Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:

  • Ten signs of a narcissistic mother
  • Eleven signs of narcissistic abuse
  • Manipulative tactics
  • The effect on being raised as a daughter of a narcissistic mother
  • Ways how your narcissistic mother affects your mindset
  • Steps to allow your feelings to grow and accept them
  • Methods to learn the art of self-discipline
  • Self-compassion exercises
  • Ways to heal through mindful acts and thoughts
  • Ways to heal your subconscious mind 
  • Six strategies to overcome anxiety
  • Ways to build the life you want, become the person you want to be

Your life is worth living, and you are an amazing person with great talents. Take the step to get yourself the help you need and deserve, so you can learn to understand narcissistic abuse, understand that you are a victim, and find ways to cope and overcome the abuse, so you can reach your full potential and live the best life possible.

I have to be honest: This won’t be easy, but I have been there and I have done that. That’s why I authored this book to help you get unstuck and transform your life forever. The decision is yours. 

Would you like to know more? Click on the "buy now" button now! 

©2019 Mia Warren (P)2019 Mia Warren

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Somebody turned a bulleted PowerPoint into a book

As MANY of the other reviews have pointed out, the author soliciting for reviews not once but TWICE during the book is beyond annoying. Not sure, Mia, why you would want a review before I've even finished your book. And then to have the audacity to sit there and instruct me how to leave a review, and wait for me to finish? Good grief. The last chapter being a "preview" of another of her books is also a let down. This frustrating business is not a review of the book, per se, but a review of the author. As such, it would be unfair to give a one-star review merely for this reason.

In regards to the actual product, despite being a "book" of mostly extensive lists and few real world examples, it was not terribly awful. It might serve as a fair introduction to Narcissistic Personality Disorder if one has never heard of such a thing, and in fact the introduction of the book has some decent information.

Beyond that, it never truly delivers what it promises on how to recognize BPD and how to heal from abuse. It is in no way a "Survival Guide." The author (whose credentials are never presented) recommends a mind set change and gives some very general mindfulness guidance. She also recommends seeking out therapy and reading other books on the subject, which certainly is good advice, but feels like she's passing the buck a bit. The material never dives very deeply into the drivers for both the abuser and the abused. It touches psychology VERY lightly, in a sort of WebMD way.

Between the disingenuous "you are special" platitudes and the unfocused strategies, I'm left wondering who this book is actually for. Perhaps a young adult, having just left home? A very young mother not wanting to make the same mistakes? Either way, it certainly wasn't for me.

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GREAT But Author Has Narc Tendencies Herself!

Good points: It's a relatively quick read, packed w/ an appropriate ratio of background on narc, the signs, and self-help tips.

However, on a couple occasions throughout the book, she literally STOPS you, tells you to go leave a review, while you're learning how to heal.... It was EXTREEEEEEMELY off-putting the first time and mind-boggling when she did it again. As someone who has had a controlling narc as a mother, her badgering us for a review at the MOST inopportune time was VERY reminiscent of the same narc behavior we grew up with. She of all ppl should know that.

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Informative and helpful. But the author's quick note right in the middle to rate her book was distracting and annoying.

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The book is good so far, great voice to read it

From my point of view I have been in tears since the beginning of how close it hits home and revels a lot that I knew but constantly pushed away because I always felt like the villain. 27 years old and wondering why my mom hates me so much but wanting to heal and learn to help myself. Its crazy how a book makes you feel less alone

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Good book

I was searching for some information about being raised by a narcissistic mother and I found this. And it helped! It answered many questions I had in mind, that maybe, I was too afraid to ask. Very helpful.

I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange of an honest review

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10/10 recommend

This book so far at chapter 3 is already so good and healing! I definitely recommend getting this book if you are thinking about it

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reinforced my previous research

This highlights a lot of the things I've learned over the years. I liked how compact the information is and it's easy to understand. If there were more narrative stories that might have tapped into that emotional aspect that drives the point home however as this could also trigger a lot of readers I understand why that path might have been difficult to include.

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Would like more help for Covert Narcissistic Abuse

Found this book helpful overall. I am a senior. Would like more references for older women. Also am looking for more help in uncovering the damage done by Covert NMs. I’m questioning the stages of grief model. Was impressed by Resilient Grieving. Hope this is helpful. Thank you

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Simple and positive

I like this simple and positive style.
Wish someone would write a good book for children dealing with a narcissist parent.

This came closest to one that is helpful without being negative

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Moving forward

Written with empathy, care and confirmation of challenges dealt with. Giving you the fortitude to march ahead

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  • 10-13-19

This is my first review and I hate doing this...

I have been an Audible customer for barely over a month and have listened (and partly listened) to about 15 book during this time. So, a few things:

1. This is the first review I have left on Audible, and it is mostly due to the author's insistence, as she interrupted the book not once, but twice, to ask for a review (I did not do it immediately as instructed to do 1/3 and 2/3 through the book, because I wanted to listen to all of it before judging).
She emphasizes how important and difficult it is for authors to get reviews, and the first time I felt understanding (especially since she said she takes time to read every review), despite being annoyed that she cut the narrative short for a few minutes while encouraging the listener to do the review right away (only a few chapters into the book) and explaining the steps do leave a review. I was riding my bike while listening so I did not stop to fast forward, and the interruption annoyed me. Also, it is the first time I have come across this in any of the audiobooks I have listened to.
The second time however, my empathy turned into outright annoyance. We are encouraged to leave reviews at the end of the books and asking several times during is (IMHO) not cool. I like to listen to /read a book and digest it before judging.
BUT.... since the author wants the listener's opinion:
2. This book seriously needs an editor. I can not judge the spelling since I was listening to the Audiobook, but the amount of grammar mistakes made me cringe. I understand "not everyone talks good" and there are variations in speech, as well as what is considered normal in different cultures/accents, etc. but if you are going to publish a book, at least have it revised by someone who knows the basic rules of English grammar.
3. The book is way too superficial and simplistic compared to what the description leads one to expect. You can find the same information online for free. I imagine it may enlighten someone who has never heard of the concept before, but for people who have a minimum knowledge of psychology, have already undergone some therapy etc, it will not bring you any new insights.
I am giving this book low stars because I was fooled by all the 5-star reviews.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-21

Excellent

Really enjoyed this book. Full of value! Iy helped me to realise some parts which I had not fully discovered yet. I only woke up to my mother's narcissistic qualities a few months ago and this book helped me to see where and how I can heal. Thank you!
Highly recommended for those who think they have suffered narcissistic abuse-even if its not from a parent-I experienced a lot of abuse before finding the root!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

Everything now makes sense!

Brilliant read. A lot makes sense and I now feel healed from all the knowledge gained. Thank you for sharing such powerful life changing information and tools. Love Han x

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  • 03-08-21

Helpful and comforting

This book is incredibly helpful in understanding a narcissistic condition. It is eye opening and comforting.

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  • Kate
  • 03-01-21

Great book with lots of answers

It’s like the author had met my mother! It was that accurate. It answered a lot of questions I had. Would have liked a little more self help solutions and some of my behaviours described - the results of having a parent like that. I enjoyed it, finished it quickly. The reader sounded robotic

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  • Cristina Klastrup
  • 01-31-20

Super good book

A very Informative and helpful in understanding the aftermath of a narcissistic mother or parent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-20

New Beginnings

I have struggled with myself emotionally throughout my life wondering why i was so unlovable, why my mother thinks so badly of me and why does she treat me this way. I also wondered why I couldn't leave someone that was so destructive within my life. Another frustrating part i have faced is relationships, why i find them hard and feel i need to keep a guard up, easily running away when i get anxious.
This audio book has answered all of this and to be honest has been hard to finish in one go because it is very confronting. I am now currently listening to it for the second time to write thought, memories as they present to me as i listen to go through them with my psychologist (new thing for me).
This book i would highly recommend to anyone in this same situation to find answers and to start letting go of baggage that is not yours.
I can't thank the Author enough for this information, key to my future and new beginnings to self growth. x

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  • Cindy Tchung
  • 04-23-21

Thank you

Thank you for writing this book and made it into audio. One feedback: can you share a little bit more your background in the author’s introduction? Thanks

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  • Louise
  • 02-22-21

Very easy listening

Thank you very easy to listen to and very informative. First audio book and won’t be my last. Thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-28-20

A very useful tool for self-help

Reinforced the self development I've already done!
A good reminder of various coping techniques
Interesting to see what types of behaviour traits the narcissistic mother can present with

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  • Lily
  • 03-05-20

Less meditation, more healing

The book was very helpful, especially the types of narcissism and how to identify categories of abuse. However I found the healing chapter was quite general and too much emphasis on meditation techniques. Chapter titles would also be helpful for ease of navigation.