Books on Overcoming Narcissism

Not only bestselling but also award-winning. And featuring in Darling Magazine online and off-line. Plus reviewed recently by a series of writers for book and self-help blogs.

This book opened the eyes of many victims of narcissistic abuse. It made them understand what narcissism is, how they got affected by it and what to do about it. An overwhelming number of people connected with me to share their stories and ask for support.

Narcissism is a disorder, which is often difficult to detect. Easily denied because the narcissist is clever at hiding their true self and manipulating people around them. This is why it took me 40 years after I left home, at the age of 58, to see my mother for what she really is: a toxic, manipulative and cruel woman. It was only then that I cut the cords. Now, three years later I am creating closure by publishing this book. Aimed to help others to recognise the narcissists in their life quicker than I did. The book also offers tools and techniques to keep yourself safe and sane and deal with them from your power.


5.0 out of 5 stars           A life-changing read        From the first line Mariette makes this book so easy to read and the personal documenting is utterly empowering. I could relate to so many of the situations in this book, It is life-changing to realise you are not alone and to learn positive ways to improve your life. I couldn’t put this book down, just brilliant.

I found this book so insightful.
I read it in 2 days and could relate to so much of what Mariette was saying about her upbringing and experiences, i found it so helpful for Mariette to go through a checklist of a narcissist as it confirms what you may suspect or already know about the narcissist in your life… If you have been a victim of a narcissist you would never want anyone else to have to go through this horrendous life-changing experience and this is one of Mariette’s goals with this book. It is so inspirational as Mariette gives the reader great advice on what you can do to take back control and keep you sane and safe. I loved it and would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with a narcissist. Life does get better without them in your life!

I really appreciated Mariette’s frank encounters of her own experiences. Her way of breaking down the behaviour of narcissists is very accurate and detailed, leaving the reader in no doubt in recognising what they are dealing with and also that they is no point in trying to change the behaviour of a narcissist. I have had a ‘major’ narcissist in my life and now understand why my views and opinions were never valued or accepted and why he always had to decide absolutely everything. A must-read for anyone with a controlling person in their life!

‘How come that someone intelligent and savvy allowed this abuse to go on for decades. Surely, you must have noticed?’

This is what my friend said after we talked about the book that I was writing. Then I got emotional. Another person who didn’t take me seriously. Like so many in the past told me to ‘get on with it’ and ‘make it up with her’.

You only have one mother.

Don’t I know…

If you have a narcissist in your life, this book is for you. You will move from being a victim to victor by understanding how they operate and strategies to move away from their mind-messing power. If you are not sure if you have one in your life, this book is for you and will give you a crystal-clear answer. – Michelle Watson

What is narcissism?

‘If you are not sure about that unpleasant person in your life, this book is for you. From Victim to Victor has enabled me to work out a step by step plan to help break the chains from my narcissist once and for all. The helpful hints and tips have been a godsend during an incredibly dark period in my life. Thank you, Mariette, for sharing your insight and helping me to realise that I am not alone.’ – Charlie Witherspoon

How to deal with narcissists

‘This book was a revelation. I have met many people who have a rather strange outlook on life (and here I am being kind) and having read Mariette’s comprehensive description of narcissism and narcissistic traits, I now understand what the issues were. I am grateful for the knowledge. – Valerie McBride Munro.

‘Dutch people have a reputation for honesty and warmth and Mariette’s writing confirms that.

This book will help many people to find their self- belief, self-esteem and true self as they evolve from victim to victory. It seems appropriate that this book will ‘emerge’ at the same time roughly as society does, coming out of the Covid-19 crisis.’ – Linda Sewell

‘Mariette’s knowledge of narcissism helped me to gain clarity and understanding I so desperately needed. The examples of techniques adopted by narcissists resonated deeply, and I was able to view my so-called ‘romantic relationship’ through a completely new lens whilst finding a sense of self-compassion as to why and how certain patterns of behaviour continued to play out. I managed to accept that I was in a psychologically abusive relationship for over 4 years. Thanks to what I learned from this book, I have been able to walk away and now know that I will never find myself in such form of relationship ever again.’ – Nathalie Simmons

This accessible self-help book is written from the perspective and perceptions of a victim of narcissistic abuse. A victim feels powerless and trapped, but with knowledge and skills, a victim can easily turn into a victor.

This book offers all the support you need to turn into that victor.

Why would you read this book about narcissism?

  • If you are confused about what a narcissist is and wonder if you have one in your life, this book is for you.
  • If you are not sure if the self-obsessed git or the rude bully is a narcissist, this book is for you.
  • You want to know how to deal with narcissists and how to overcome narcissistic abuse? This book is for you.

The author shares her own experiences and those of others in defining narcissism from the point of view of the victims. Covering the feelings and emotions towards a narcissist, challenging situations and practical techniques and tips to deal with narcissism in day-to-day life.

She interviewed and connected with hundreds of people, who shared anecdotes and stories. Some of which are presented in this book.

What makes this such a great hands-on self-help book is the checklist on how to define a narcissist and to get an insight in how your narcissist impacts on your life. How do you feel, think and behave around your narcissist (or the person you wonder about)? How strong is their influence?

There are worksheets included to get through this process.

But that is only the starting point.

This is followed by a range of tools and tips on how to deal with your narcissist. Always aiming to keep you safe and sane and the one who takes control.

After reading this book you will:

  • Understand what narcissism is
  • Being able to recognise narcissism instantly
  • Have an insight how their abuse affects you
  • Being able to take control and step away from their unhealthy influence
  • Know strategies on how to deal with narcissists and other difficult people

You will move from being a victim to victor by understanding how they operate and strategies to move away from their mind messing power.
Available to pre-order now. Via Kindle for £ 7.26 or the paperback edition directly via this website for £12.99.

‘From the first line, the author makes this book so easy to read and the personal documenting is utterly empowering. I couldn’t put it away. To relate to so many of the author’s words, and realise you are not alone, is life-changing. From rollercoaster ride to teacup ride is the perfect analogy.’ – Alison Walker

Victim of narcissistic abuse

Dr Mariette Jansen has written this book from the perspective of the victim of a narcissistic mother and later in the life of a partner. Her experience as a psychotherapist and life coach adds to the depth of content. A soothing and accessible style and makes this book an easy and informative read.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand more about Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

‘I always thought something was awry! But never had any real idea as to what was wrong………. with me. A random conversation with a friend made me think and helped me realise, that perhaps the problem wasn’t mine to own. That’s when I started to identify with what the issue was and I learnt that I have two narcissists in my life. Victim to Victor has helped me transform my thinking and built my confidence as well as given me a huge amount of guidance on how I now deal and respond to these two unfortunate souls.’ – A Wilkinson

Are you thinking you are suffering from narcissistic abuse? Why not check it out in a free coaching call Mariette? Book your free session via this link.