Lemon Moms, A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

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Book #1: Lemon Moms, A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism walks you through the chaos and confusion of maternal narcissism: what it is, what it does, and how to recover from its devastating effects. With laid laid-back narrative, personal examples, and action-oriented steps, you'll learn how to decode the hurtful, confusing behavior, begin healing yourself, and start moving forward.

This book is for you if your mother has personality traits that negatively impact your life or make having a relationship with her hurtful or difficult. She doesn't need a clinical diagnosis for you to determine that your relationship is hurtful, unsupportive, or non-nurturing. You get to decide that.

If you like detailed writing, personal examples, and a touch of humor, you'll like this book.

Learn how to:

• remove the drama from interactions

• set loving personal boundaries

• identify and shut down manipulative attempts

• learn about gaslighting to identify and know what to do about it

• learn about the Narcissism Cycle-of-Abuse

• learn the signs of Narcissistic Victim Syndrome

• find out if you're experiencing Narcissism Awareness Grief

• use the end-of-chapter questions and action steps for more insight

• and much more!

If you live with a narcissist or toxic person or have one in your life... you already know how much it negatively affects what you think, how you feel, and how you treat yourself. You can change that!

In narcissistic families, there's an unspoken rule: don't talk about it, don't trust anyone, and don't let yourself feel.

If you're done with that and want to move forward to heal in peace, this book is for you.

What readers are saying
"A brilliantly written book that addresses a unique trauma. It provided the psychological antidote I have wanted for a long time. Diane Metcalf writes with confidence and clarity, and her compassionate voice will be a soothing balm for many broken and hurting hearts."
--Romuald Dzemo, TheBookCommentary.com

"While the title of this book playfully refers to those surviving maternal narcissism as having "lemon moms," a play-off on lemon or defective vehicles, this is some serious information. Metcalf treats the reader as an intelligent friend, guiding them through experiences that, as a child, the reader may have been taught to believe were normal. She's careful to explain what maternal narcissism is, why it's dangerous, and how adult behaviors may mirror childhood experiences. A great deal of support can be taken and shared. Lemon Moms is a great starting place to teach the reader how to identify the behaviors, shut down manipulations, and remove the drama from their day-to-day interactions with their narcissist if they are unable to avoid them entirely. Worth reading."
--Victoria Irwin, Editor in Chief, FangirlNation.com

"This book is terrific. I recommend it to all my patients who are working through these kinds of issues."
--Bernard B.Kahan, M.D. Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

"Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism is one of the best books I have read on this sensitive topic of maternal narcissism."
--Award-Winning Author Anita Oommen, Picking up the Shards: Healing the Pain of Mother-Wounds, Discovering the Mother-Heart of God

"The author, Diane Metcalf, has a brilliant gift to share! I'm especially struck with the grace she shows in writing about the abuse."
--Best Selling Author, Judy Paling, "Living Proof: True Stories of One Person's Faith Journey from Wounded to Warrior"

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Lemon Moms, A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

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