Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism is a roadmap for adult children. The author provides insights and strategies based on personal experience, as well as an in-depth analysis of the dynamics of maternal narcissism and the unique challenges it presents. Discover How to Navigate Maternal Narcissism.

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Welcome to Lemon Moms, A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism! Do you feel like your mother is not understanding or supportive of your thoughts, feelings, and choices? Do you feel like she’s never there for you or that she only wants what’s best for her and not what’s best for you? If you feel like your mother could be a narcissistic parent, then you need to read this book, written to help adult children learn how to understand and navigate their complicated relationships with their mothers. Written by someone who experienced this type of mother-daughter relationship, author Diane Metcalf walks you through the chaos and confusion that is maternal narcissism: what it is, what it does, and how to recover from its devastating effects. With laid back narrative, personal examples, and action-oriented steps, you’ll learn how to decode the hurtful, confusing behavior, begin healing yourself, and start moving forward. Diane Metcalf provides insight and practical advice to help you navigate the difficult relationship dynamics you’re already familiar with. You’ll learn how to recognize the signs of Narcissism Awareness Grief, how to set healthy boundaries, have empowering conversations with your mother, and more. A relationship with a narcissistic mother is an emotionally draining experience, but you don’t have to do it alone. You can gain the information and skills you need to start moving forward!


1. Lemon Moms is an incredibly helpful and informative guide for understanding maternal narcissism. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of the dynamics involved and the ways to deal with them. I'm so glad I read this book!
Kathleen G.
2. Lemon Moms is an amazing resource for those struggling with maternal narcissism. The advice and insight it provides are invaluable and really helped me cope with the situation I was in. Highly recommended!
Pam C.
3. Lemon Moms is a must-read for anyone dealing with a narcissistic mother. It provides a comprehensive overview on the topic and provides practical advice to help you understand and survive the situation. A great read!
Mary M.
4. I found Lemon Moms to be a refreshingly honest and helpful guide for those dealing with a narcissistic mother. The explanations of the dynamics involved were clear and concise, and the advice was easy to put into practice. Highly recommended!
Michele S.

Diane Metcalf

About the Author

Drawing from her personal experiences growing up in a dysfunctional household, and with the assistance of professional therapists and mindful personal growth, author Diane Metcalf has developed and honed effective coping and healing strategies. She happily shares them with others who are interested in learning and growing. As an experienced advocate, speaker, and writer, Diane is well-versed in topics such as narcissism, family dysfunction, abuse, and recognizing warning signs. Her extensive knowledge is drawn not only from her personal experiences but also from her work in human service fields, including domestic violence, partner abuse, and court advocacy. Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Information Technology. Her transformational books on healing and personal growth, such as the highly acclaimed “Lemon Moms” series, offer emotional support and guidance in understanding narcissistic traits and healing past wounds. Her approach emphasizes self-awareness, intention, self-care, and establishing healthy boundaries as essential components in the healing process.

Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

This book is for you if your mother has personality traits that negatively impact your life or make having a relationship with her hurtful or difficult. She doesn't need a clinical diagnosis for you to determine that your relationship is hurtful, unsupportive, or non-nurturing. Diane Metcalf helps readers to recognize the signs of maternal narcissism, to understand the impact and to develop strategies to manage the relationship.