There are lots of people that have these seemingly perfect relationships with their mothers, and things look great on the surface. So what do you do if you don’t have that great mom relationship? If you can relate to this: “I’m always second-guessing myself. I replay a conversation repeatedly, wondering how I could have handled it differently or just to bask in my shame. Most of the time I realize there is no logical reason for me to feel embarrassed, but I still feel that way. I’m really anxious about what other people think of me.” Karyl McBride quoting a client. So many people struggle with dysfunctional parental relationships because of the taboo in admitting it, and narcissism is a complicated topic. This is a great book for beginning to understand the lifelong effects of a narcissistic mother and is great for use in conjunction with therapy.