Narcissistic Women. The Concrete Healing Guide for Abused Men: How to Handle a Narcissist. Divorcing and Co-parenting After a Destructive Marriage. Thriving and Dating Again After Narcissistic Abuse. By Caroline Foster

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If you are a man dealing with a narcissistic woman, this book is for you.  Additionally, if you are not sure whether your wife or girlfriend is narcissistic, you will find out.

Reading this book, you will learn:

How to recognize a narcissistic woman before engaging a relationship with her. How to recognize a narcissistic wife, then divorcing and co-parenting. How to protect your children from parental alienation. How to recognize financial abuse and recover from it. How to heal yourself from codependency and narcissistic abuse syndrome. How to change your old toxic pattern of relationships and learn to appreciate healthy, empathetic, rational adult women.

It could be extremely difficult for men to consciously recognize and admit when a woman has abused them. This is just how culture has raised us, as admitting abuse has become shameful for men. Men have a lack of understanding, a lack of resources, they are more shameful to admit that they are being abused by a woman, and it does not help that mental health industry is hyper feminized.

I wrote this book for male victims of narcissistic women in hopes to restore the right balance about self-help resources.

If there were fewer female narcissists, there would not be as many narcissistic mothers!

Narcissistic women are highly destructive, horribly abusive, often extremely covert and can ruin another person. Furthermore, men tend to have a lack of resources. As a result, many good men decide that they are not going to be around women anymore. Narcissistic women are destructive, and men have labeled all women based on their individual experience with usually one or maybe two women in their life. Men are not supported and even the online community let them alone. Here is the main issue.

Before this book was published, male victims of narcissistic women were not considered the way they deserved to be, and female narcissists were not represented the way they should be.


If you are an empathetic man, you have a harder time because of the way our society is, but this book will finally help you to get rid of your toxic relationship and start healing from narcissistic abuse.

If you need to start changing your life, don't miss this book!

Narcissistic Women. The Concrete Healing Guide for Abused Men: How to Handle a Narcissist. Divorcing and Co-parenting After a Destructive Marriage. Thriving and Dating Again After Narcissistic Abuse.

This book is written by a life coach with experience helping people overcome toxic relationships and recover from abusive situations. I decided to review this out of general interest in the topic, especially since I am so often struck by how few resources are available for men. At my library, there's a small section in the Dewey Decimal System devoted towards books about family problems and abuse, but they are almost exclusively directed towards women.

Certainly, women are statistically more likely to be abused, to be abused in physically harsher ways, and to be under threat for their lives and basic physical safety. However, even though most of these authors explain that men can also be abused, and that they are simply focusing on women for the aforementioned reasons, I think that it would be difficult for a man to read a gender-specific book for abused women, since there is already so much shame and stigma for men in recognizing and admitting that they have been abused.

This book helps to fill in the gap by providing male-specific advice. The writing style is sometimes a bit choppy, and there were times when I had to reread sentences to figure out what the author really meant, but even though the writing style isn't ideal, the material is very good. This book has a strong emphasis on taking personal responsibility for yourself, facing harsh realities about narcissistic partners, and recovering from abuse in a way that recognizes the complex emotional, neurological, and social factors at play in a toxic relationship.

The author explains at the beginning that she does not use citations, because in her experience as a life coach, most people don't care about footnotes or a bibliography, and just want to see whether or not the material resonates with them. I think that she should have cited her sources on the rare occasions when she made statistical references, but that her non-academic approach makes sense for the audience overall. This book is basic enough that it provides solid relational and psychological advice without truly needing footnotes.

This book covers a variety of different topics and aspects of abuse situations. The author explains the profile of a narcissist, describes some specific traits and dynamics that are especially common with narcissistic women, and addresses the common trajectory of a toxic, unstable relationship. She writes about both dating and marital relationships, and about the different factors that can affect someone's decision to stay in or leave an abusive marriage.

She acknowledges difficulties here that are more specific to men, such as the fear of the court awarding custody to the woman based on precedent and conventional wisdom, or a father not being able to financially support two households if the mother is unable or unwilling to work. She also writes about challenges associated with co-parenting, and even though she strongly urges men to leave abusive relationships that do not involve children, she recognizes the inherent complications that men face when trying to leave an abusive relationship without abandoning biological children or step-children to an abusive mother.

This book is also full of great advice for self-examination and recovery. Although the author never blames abuse victims for their partners' behavior, she explains how unresolved childhood trauma, low self-esteem, misguided beliefs, and dysfunctional family backgrounds can lead people into unhealthy relationships and make them vulnerable prey for narcissists. She provides practical advice for physical, emotional, and psychological well-being, and even though she encourages her readers to consider therapy, she also provides basic concepts and tools for self-reflection, healing, and growth that do not require a commitment of time or money.

This book is a great resource for men who are in relationships with narcissistic women, or who are trying to recover from abuse and looking for guidance for how to understand and heal from their experience. I would also recommend this to men who are dealing with abusive relationship patterns aside from the full-fledged personality disorder of narcissism, but in that case, they will have to be especially discerning to know what does or does not apply. I would also recommend this to family and friends of men in toxic relationships, and to counselors and pastors who want to be sensitive to abuse dynamics but don't have a strong grasp of what female-against-male abuse looks like, or how to address it.

Overall, this book is a great introduction to an important issue. The writing style is not ideal, and some passages and chapters particularly needed more editing, but the message is clear, and even though this is not a scientifically researched project, it is well-grounded in the tenants of psychology, basic wellness, and relationship counseling. I hope that in the future, there will be more books on this topic, but even though this book has a limited focus and does not delve into all of the empirical information that a more scientifically minded book would share, it has a strong qualitative approach that can help men understand abuse dynamics, process their experiences, and do the inner work necessary to avoid toxic attachments in the future.

I received an advance digital copy through BookSirens in exchange for an honest review. Narcissistic Women. The Concrete Healing Guide for Abused Men: How to Handle a Narcissist. Divorcing and Co-parenting After a Destructive Marriage. Thriving and Dating Again After Narcissistic Abuse. First of relax to the women out there. Plus Caroline Foster has other books on mothers, fathers and other people as well. Guess what? I am reading all of them. My mom and dad weren’t like this but for attracted some jerk people in their lives and to combat agains this type of people I am reading up every bit of information about narcissistic people.

This was about women in dating or marriage. So I have had this happen to me on a softer level plus I even know women today who are not dating prospects but that is the reason why they are not dating prospects.

This book is a very good read I intend to reach each of Caroline’s books on narcisssism. These people aare untreated and really there is no cure for these people. The best thing to do is distance yourself from them. They can be narcisstic undiagnosed aka the jerks of society or be diagnosed with NPD. No cure. I stay away. A good book of information. Narcissistic Women. The Concrete Healing Guide for Abused Men: How to Handle a Narcissist. Divorcing and Co-parenting After a Destructive Marriage. Thriving and Dating Again After Narcissistic Abuse. It really was her the whole time..!

I recognized my wife on almost every page. I’ve never known a more cruel human being or been so constantly attacked. A 180 degree turn from the woman I married. I saw all these behaviors in her but the book explained my behavior too. I divorced her and I can heal. The book certainly gave me hope and direction for myself. Now I understand there is no hope for her pathology. I’ll not let my pity for her put me in harms way. Thanks Caroline! Bill Tate Narcissistic Women. The Concrete Healing Guide for Abused Men: How to Handle a Narcissist. Divorcing and Co-parenting After a Destructive Marriage. Thriving and Dating Again After Narcissistic Abuse.

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