This book could not have been delivered at a better time. My mother has histrionic personality disorder, and my father is her enabler. For as long as I can remember, I suffered from her emotional neglect and abuse. She is a master manipulator. During my growing-up years, I simply wanted to die. How can a mother be so cruel? How can a father just sit back and watch it?
I am now 35. I broke all ties with them several years ago. I still hurt. They make sure of it. Yesterday was my birthday, and they had to stir up trouble. I turned to this book.
I have stayed out of therapy, because I did not think anyone would understand the outlandish things my mother does. Sister Renee Pittelli gets it. From an academic stand point, and from her experience, she understands narcissistic families. This is the book I have searched for for years.