Do You Have a Narcissistic/Borderline/Addicted or
You could be Trapped in the Role of the "Good Daughter"
Do You Have a Narcissistic or Difficult Mother?
You Could be Trapped in the Role of the "Good Daughter"
The Good Daughter Syndrome
When the attuned, sensitive, and compassionate daughter of a narcissistic/borderline/addicted or difficult mother feels pressure to be good for mom, make mom look good or make sure mom is okay, she is trapped in the Good Daughter Syndrome.
"I can never make mom happy. No matter what I do, it's never good enough. I'm never good enough."
First time here?
I'm glad you stopped by. Let me ask you, do you wonder if there is something off about your mother? Do you find yourself avoiding her calls and dreading visits home? Any time you talk with her do you end up feeling "not good enough".
I think I know why.
Let me guess, you feel resentful one minute and guilty the next. Mom always weighs in on your life and just won't let you go. You feel like you are stumbling around in the dark not knowing what you are up against- you just know it feels crappy.
You don't have the road map to understanding her difficulty or the " good" daughter trap you've fallen into.
What's worse, you feel powerless to make a change.
Don't despair- if this describes you and your mother, I've have seen it before, experienced it, and can help you.
As a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience treating women, I know about the impact a difficult/impaired mother can have on her daughter. In fact, I've organized everything I've learned about dealing with a difficult mother. I know what you are dealing with and what to do about it.
We can find the solution together here.
Katherine Fabrizio M.A., Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker
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Why is mom so difficult?
Many daughters of Narcissistic, Borderline or Histrionic personality disordered mothers struggle with anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
This free guide tells you how each disorder 1) presents itself 2) what caused it 3) and how it effects you. Understanding is the first step towards freedom.
"Katherine Fabrizio... sees. She sees with the eyes of her soul and reflects to the eyes of her client. She does not boast any knowing, instead, she lets her client reveal him/herself in a safe and all-loving space.
...She sees so that others might know. Know the next step to take, know that their feelings are warranted, and know how to heal their wounds.
Few things have the power to postiviely change an entire life. Katherine Fabrizio changed mine."
Hi, I’m Katherine Fabrizio M.A.
and I understand you - I have been treating Adult Daughters of Narcissistic/Difficult Mothers, Trapped in the Role of the “Good Daughter” in psychotherapy for over 30 years.