I found your writings to be forth right; offering clear explanations that somehow led me to
accept that the relationship I was in was NOT ALL MY FAULT. I found the closure I needed
through the clear, concise verbiage of the mindset of the damaged individual I was with.
I found solice in Meaning in Madness- although not what I wanted to learn...I already knew
so many aspects of the disordered personality from personal experience.
I thank you.... For closure, for assisting in my moving forward, for helping me
NOT TO RETURN, and for being honest!
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how absolutely spectacular your book is!
I have read it twice already and in all seriousness, I have lent it out approximately
12 times and every time people come back with a better understanding of a loved one
and ask me where they can purchase their own copy! Thank you for this book! It isn't
just DSM criteria and it isn't just opinions. It is so comprehensive on every level!!!
More people should know about this book!!! Thank you
Richard, I wish I had read your book years before now. The night I sat and read your book, I was overwhelmed with relief, frustration and anger. I found what you talked about in your book to be true...that narcissistic people don't "love" themselves… and this was always very confusing to me when I tried to apply it to my husband. In some ways he acts like he does but, your analysis was dead on. I finally understand the person I am living with. The sad part about this sickness is that no one else sees what I see and feel living with him. I've tried to explain it to my family but, I never felt like they believed me. It is a disease that is "madness" as you say for the victims.
Thank you so much for writing this book and revealing the truth about these disorders.
Richard, I can't thank you enough for putting your Meaning from Madness
findings into print. My 17 and 13 year old daughters and I have been helped
tremendously by your book. My nearly ex-husband displays every narcissistic
trait you describe. Now it makes so much sense, the person he showed me before
we were committed was so different, then much worse when married. My parents are
Narcissistic too, but cave in at times to pathetic Borderline characters - with
Dad dependant on mum. Thank you, I've gained so much clarity on my ex-husband
and parents, and stopped asking 'why' on so many things.
Reviewer: Mary Beth
I am the daughter of an NPD mother. I finished Meaning from Madness the
same day I received it. It is absolutely excellent and so very, very helpful. The
best user-friendly writing on the subject I have ever found, bar none.
I was in an abusive marriage for over 30 years. I just want you to know how many
times I have sent the name of this book (as well as your other books)
to people who do not know what to do. The information is priceless. Thank you.
I want to thank
you for the information that literally helped save me. On my darkest days your writing
gave me the strength to hang on to what I knew was the right path. You helped me
to understand that, even though I felt strong feelings of love for someone that
led me to hope, he was unlikely to change. Your words turned my feelings into
thoughts, and those thoughts into actions.
A year and a half
later, I am living a truly authentic life. As you told me in your writing,
it took time along with the sustained positive input of the good people that surround
me. Thank you, Richard, for doing what you do so well. I am forever grateful.