Validation, compassion, and guidance for relationships with narcissistic mothers
As the daughter of a mother with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), it may have been difficult to receive the validation and nurturing needed to recognize your value—but there’s a road to recovery. Recovering from Narcissistic Mothers
is filled with guidance and evidence-based strategies for recognizing what narcissistic abuse is, understanding its effect on your life and core identity, and establishing healthy relationships moving forward.
Learn how to navigate communication to protect yourself from the manipulation you’ve experienced. Discover tools for processing your emotions, creating and maintaining boundaries, breaking the cycle of narcissistic abuse, and taking care of yourself. You are not alone! Recovering from Narcissistic Mothers
- An introduction to NPD—Gain a deeper understanding of what NPD is, what causes it, how to identify it, and the different ways in which it manifests.
- The mother-daughter dynamic—Explore the dynamic between daughters and narcissistic mothers, including common relationship traits like role reversal, codependency, attachment, and enabling.
- Real-life experiences—Read others’ experiences with narcissistic mothers, including recovery, self-care, and moving forward.
Reclaim your identity and thrive with practical tools and guidance for daughters of narcissistic mothers.
BRENDA STEPHENS is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and the founder of The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center, which assists survivors of narcissistic abuse globally. She offers training to other therapists to help them support their clients who are children, partners, and others who have been abused by a person with narcissistic traits.
“Recovering from Narcissistic Mothers is an excellent primer for understanding narcissistic mothers and how to heal from the chronic abuse and neglect experienced by their daughters. Stephens offers solid advice on managing one’s relationship with their narcissistic mother, as well as one’s relationship with self. This book is written in easily understandable language, providing compassionate and effective guidance for making significant improvements in one's life. I highly recommend it to any daughter seeking healing and recovery from their narcissistic mother.” —Lisa A. Hamilton MC, LPCC, Licensed Psychotherapist
“Brenda Stephens delivers a much-needed, groundbreaking book with Recovering from Narcissistic Mothers. Written in a tone that blends professional acumen with the vulnerability cultivated through lived experience, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone raised by a narcissistic parent. I will highly recommend this book to clients and to colleagues alike!” —Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, Author of Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide for Enhancing Recovery
“This is a marvelous guide for those seeking to breathe fresh air after the toxic atmosphere of a childhood with a narcissistic parent. It is a jargon-free, but evidence-based, road map to regaining one’s realistic self-identity and potential to form healthier relationships.” —Brien Godfrey, MD