Book Recommendations

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Mothers on Trial: The Battle for Children and Custody

Phyllis Chesler

The Secret Life of Captain X: My Life with a Psychopath Pilot


LIVE Beyond your Dreams: From Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success

Riana Milne

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment

Robert M. Pressman

The Manipulative Child: How to Regain Control and Raise Resilient, Resourceful, and Independent Kids

Ernest W. Swihart Jr.

Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce

Joan H. Mcwilliams, Esq.

The High-Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Reclaim Your Life One Week At A Time

Hunter MBA, Megan & LaRochelle RFM, Andrea

MAGIC Words: How To Get What You Want From a Narcissist

Lindsey Ellison

Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal—A Survival Guide

Rosemary Lombardy

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse

Jackson MacKenzie

You’re Still That Girl: Get Over Your Abusive Ex for Good!

Suzanna Quintana

Finding Peace: A Workbook on Healing from Loss, Rejection, Neglect, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse

Troy L. Love

The Self Esteem Workbork

Glenn R. Schiraldi

The Abandonment Recovery Workbook: Guidance through the Five Stages of Healing from Abandonment

Susan Anderson

The Inner Child Workbook

Cathryn Taylor

Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Women’s Workbook

Mary Ellen Copeland

Out of the Mirror: A Workbook of Healing for Adult Children of Covert Narcissists

Beth McDonald

The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship

Julia B. Colwell

Psychopath Free (

Jackson MacKenzie

Red Flags of Love Fraud – 10 Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath

Donna Anderson

Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists

Dr. Craig Malkin

The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist

Debbie Mirza

The Sociopath Next Door

Martha Stout

Unmasking Narcissism: A Guide to Understanding the Narcissist in Your Life

Mark Ettensohn PsyD

How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved

Sandra L. Brown

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Surviving Through and Recovering

Susan Anderson

Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself

Shahida Arabi

The Road Back to Me: Healing and Recovering From Co-dependency, Addiction, Enabling, and Low Self Esteem

Lisa A Romano

Soul Vampires: Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse

Andrea Schneider

How To Do No Contact Like A Boss!: The Essential Guide to Detaching from Love That Hurts

Kim Saeed

The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today’s Generation

Melody Beattie

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

Linda Martinez-Lewi

Healing From a Narcissistic Relationship

Margalis Fjelstad

How to Be Yourself: Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety

Ellen Hendriksen

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Dr. Karyl McBride Ph.D.

Children of the Self-Absorbed: Narcissistic Parents

Nina W Brown EdD LPC

You’re Not Crazy – It’s Your Mother: Understanding and Healing for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Danu Morrigan

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self

Elan Golomb

What’s Wrong With Your Dad?

Kristine Godinez

Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters

Susan Forward

It’s Not You, It’s Them: 30 Days of Hope and Help For the Adult Child of a Narcissistic Parent

Debbie Tudor

You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can’t Make ‘Em Cha-Cha

Kristine Godinez

Radical Forgiveness

Colin Tipping

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program

Sharon Salzberg

Real Love: The Art Of Mindful Connection

Sharon Salzberg

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Paul Mason and Randi Kreger

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family

Eleanor Payson

The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World

Jeffrey Kluger

Ask the Narcissist: The Answers to Your Questions

H G Tudor

Narcissists Exposed – 75 Things Narcissists Don’t Want You to Know

Drew Keys

Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them : When Loving Hurts and You Don’t Know Why

Susan Forward

The Five Step Exit: The Skills You Need to Leave a Narcissist, Psychopath, or Other Toxic Partner and Recover Your Happiness Now

Amber Ault

The Wise Lesbian Guide to Getting Free From Crazy-Making Relationships & Getting on with Your Life

Amber Ault

Toxic Parents

Susan Forward and Craig Buck

Triangulation: Narcissists, Borderlines, Other Toxic People Do It. How You Can Stop It. Why You Must.

Amber Ault

The Forgiveness Handbook: A Simple Guide to Freedom

Clifford B. Edwards

Hoovering: How to Resist the Pull of a Toxic Relationship & Recover Your Freedom Now

Amber Ault

When Your Parent Is a Narcissist

Meredith Resnick

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Lindsay C. Gibson

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Bill Eddy

Will I Ever Be Free of You?: How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce

Dr. Karyl McBride Ph.D

Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do Ex-Spouse Turns the Kids Against You

Amy J. L. Baker

Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom’s Battle

Tina Swithin

Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield

Tina Swithin

Divorcing a Narcissist: Rebuilding After The Storm

Tina Swithin

How to Divorce a Narcissist or a Psychopath

Sam Vaknin

Leaving Madmen: Divorcing the narcissist. Your rules this time

Jay Lynn

Narcissist:: After the Custody Battle

Jamie Keller

Narcissists: Soul Pluckers-Personality Disordered Crush Spirits, Incite Parent Alienation, Ruin Reputations: Narcissists and Psychopaths: Manipulation

Julia C. Boland

Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem

Kimberlee Roth

Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery: Whether You’re Loving, Leaving, or Living With One

Meredith Resnick

Survivor Mom: Memoir: Divorcing a Narcissist, Staying Positive and Successful Parenting

Leona Alberts

You’re Not Crazy – You’re Codependent.: What Everyone Affected by Abuse, Trauma Must know

Jeanette Elisabeth Menter

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

Brené Brown

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce

Elizabeth Thayer Ph.D & Jeffrey Zimmerman Ph.D

The Narcissist You Divorce

Betsy Wuebker