Will I Ever Be Free of You?: How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist and Heal Your Family (Paperback)
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“A compact but thorough guide to successfully handling and surviving a divorce.” —PsychCentral
The bestselling author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers draws on her expertise in treating men, women, and children damaged by narcissists in this practical guide to divorce and its aftermath.
Narcissism—a personality disorder that goes beyond mere selfishness and vanity—is a prevalent cause of marital and family problems. Narcissists do not have the capacity to love, understand other people’s emotions, or feel empathy. They are grandiose in their need for praise and attention, they overestimate their abilities, and they diminish people around them with emotional abuse. Being in an intimate relationship with a narcissist destroys your hopes, dreams, and peace of mind and erodes your children’s emotional health and your finances.
Does this sound like what you have to deal with? If you ever look at your partner and wonder in despair if you will ever be free, the answer is yes, you can be.
A leading authority on narcissism, Dr. Karyl McBride offers proven therapeutic advice that will help you protect and nurture yourself and your children through your difficult divorce, from separating from your narcissistic partner and navigating the court system, where a narcissist can be especially destructive, to a restorative healing program of trauma recovery.
About the Author
Karyl McBride, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than thirty years of experience in public and private practice, specializing in treatment of trauma. She is a leading authority on narcissism and author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers. She is a contributing blogger for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and her recent book was featured in the New York Times book club. Dr. McBride can also be found online at WillIEverBeGoodEnough.com, KarylMcBridePhD.com, and Facebook.com/DrKarylMcBride.
"An important, groundbreaking book. Dr. McBride opens our eyes to these toxic individuals who damage their spouses, children, and inevitably the legal system. This innovative program will help families chart a course and create health and healing through the divorce process."
— Renee Richker, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Dr. McBride has put together a terrific, step-by-step guide for dealing with divorce from a narcissistic spouse. There is a huge need out there for this information, and Dr. McBride's long-term experience in therapeutic and legal settings makes her the perfect person to put it out there. I know I will be personally recommending this book for years to come."
— W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of THE NARCISSISM EPIDEMIC
“As a family law attorney, I would give this book to certain clients with a highlighter and sticky notes. Enough said.”
— S. Scott Lasher, Esq.
"Karyl McBride's Will I Ever Be Free of You? is a smart, practical guide to a perplexing problem - severing your tie to a highly narcissistic partner. Full of good advice and moving examples, it is as readable as it is s sensible and helpful."
— Terry Real, author of The New Rules of Marriage
"Compact but thorough guide to successfully handling and surviving a divorce—if you’re married to a narcissist... Packed with useful advice... Proactive, goal-oriented, sound advice on how to heal, and how to move forward.... The author isn’t satisfied with helping the thousands of men and women whose lives have been damaged by narcissists and are involved in high-conflict divorces. She wants to help the children, too."
— PsychCentral.com, Therapy Soup