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  • Narcissistic Fathers: Practical Guide for Adult Children to Deal with Emotional Abusive Toxic Fathers and Recover from CPTSD

  • Complex Post-Traumatic ... Recover from Narcissistic Parent Abuse
  • By: Rose Mary Parker
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Li
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Have you ever felt the pain of humiliation from your father? Are you wondering why your father made your childhood so miserable? Do you sometimes rack your brain on why your father seems so different?  

If yes, please listen on. It is sad to see many children carry the pain of parental abuse until the adult stage. In the family with a narcissistic father, there is only one very bright star: him.  

"Dark" sun of the family, the partner, and the children exist only as satellite planets that orbit around it, reflecting their light. The narcissist father always changes personality and behavior outside his home. He can transform himself into the opposite of what appears at home.  

"In front of the world, the relationship with my father is perfect, but behind closed doors, everything changes." 

This only increases the family drama of these children, forced not only to bear daily harassment but even unable to find understanding and comfort in the people they have close to them. Children are challenged continuously through constant comparison. Generally, he elects a "Golden Child" and a "Scapegoat Child". The first is the idealized extension of the father, or "The Chosen One", the one who is destined for great awards and honors, as desired by the Narcissistic Father for himself. The scapegoat child's function is to be the container for the garbage that the narcissistic parent cannot accept to keep. Whether they are Golden Children or Scapegoats, they are sadly alone because children of a narcissistic family cannot ally with the healthy parent, as in these family rules:  

"If one parent is a perverse narcissist, the other is dominated by it". This psychological damage grows into a disorder known as C-PTSD  

“I can’t guarantee that you will definitely recover from the deep wounds inflicted by your Narcissistic Father, because I need your cooperation. Still, I can promise that this will be an essential step in your journey for healing and happiness.” (Rose Mary Parker)

©2020 Rose Mary Parker (P)2020 Rose Mary Parker

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It’s alright.

This book helped me realize that how my dad acts really isn't normal and is toxic but I was hoping it would go into how to stand up to it more or get over it..it didn't go into that enough for me.

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Very helpful

literally described my father and family dynamics. I found it very helpful to finally understand why I feel such a range of emotions towards my dysfunctional family and now I know it's not my fault. I can move on.

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Good!!

The author presents well-researched information in a readable and easy-to-understand format, while offering compassion and hope to those struggling to understand their own relationship with a narcissist.

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  • Alta M. Quezada
  • 08-10-20

Great insight!

I'm a mother of two youngsters managing a dad of this nature. This has helped me make sense of how to support my kids. Much obliged to you

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  • KC
  • 06-09-21

Very Accurate

Scary how accurate this book was. I literally felt like the author wrote this book about my father and my life. The book has helped me to understand why my father behaves the way he does and it has helped provide the courage I needed to rid myself of my father (and unfortunately my mother). The book was also incredibly accurate when describing the wife of a narcissist (my mother). I’m the “scapegoat” child who has some how managed to have a healthy marriage. With the help of this book, my therapist and my family (husband & kids) I know I’ll be okay and the guilt I was feeling is slowing diminishing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with a narcissistic father or thinks they might be. The more I learn the more I am able to process everything and heal. Sending love to anyone reading this review, I know your pain and you’re not alone.

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  • Maria T. Skidmore
  • 06-10-20

Powerful!

The first step in overcoming trauma is having proper knowledge and understanding how it operates, and this book is a total spot on. It's by far one of the greatest work I've listened on the subject. It's validating, reassuring and empowering.

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  • Victor D. Warne
  • 05-10-20

Ten stars!

I could possibly recommend this book enough. If the title seems intriguing or that maybe this might have been you, trust your intuition and give it a listen. Eye-opening and life-changing.

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  • Prity Kukovich
  • 21-07-21

Why “daddy”?

While I am glad that books like this exist for children with narcissistic parents, I found it uncomfortable when the narrator used “daddy” instead of ‘father’. Regardless of how true it is, this book portrays a very dark and hopeless portrait of a narcissistic father which is uncomfortable and heartbreaking for a child listening to it. It just feels yucky to call someone who emotionally abused you “daddy” since that is typically a term of endearment.

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  • Rivas82
  • 05-07-21

life changing

seriously explained so much about things I never understood. What I thought was the dynamic between my dad and I was so abstract from the truth. because of this book I'm on my way to creating solid boundaries for myself not only with my father but with my husband and peers. Thank you to the author. I needed this

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  • Infinity
  • 14-06-21

Case of only children is missing

The author failed to mention situations with only children. They only discussed sibling situations.

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  • D333
  • 09-01-21

I can find ZERO info on this “author”

It honestly doesn’t feel like an actual PERSON wrote this book. Don’t waste your time.

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  • Mark C. Fields
  • 08-10-20

An invaluable guide!!

This book provided answers as to why my father behaved the way he did and helped bring much needed closure to the unanswered questions that I had and the guilt that I felt, thinking it was my fault. A brilliant audio overall.

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  • Julia J. Johnson
  • 06-10-20

A Brilliant Masterpiece!

The most helpful book I've ever listened about toxic fathers. I love this book! I definitely recommend listening to it in conjunction with some type of therapy

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