If you’ve never heard of narcissistic abuse or don’t have a loved one who suffers from it, you can’t possibly comprehend the damage that results from it. A narcissistic mother can affect the child’s psychological development and now there are studies to prove it.
A narcissistic family unit keeps the children in a state of fight or flight. There is a lot of anxiety and conflict in this type of family and that makes bonding a difficult thing to do.
Robert Redford’s movie ‘Ordinary People’ launched in 1980 provides us with few insights into the inner mechanics of a dysfunctional family. Briefly, the movie paints the story of two parents who need to deal with the aftermath of losing their youngest son in a boating accident.
Their older son, Conrad survives the accident but is left with an overwhelming sense of guilt.
If you grew up in a narcissistic family, you know that cutting ties with a narcissistic parent is not the easiest thing to do. The parent might suffer from a narcissistic injury as a result of you attempting to keep her away or, in worst […]
If you just found out you have a narcissistic mother, don’t freak out. Try to pause for a minute and think. Your mother might be narcissistic but this doesn’t have to make you change the reality so it hurts less. I know, it is incredibly […]
Narcissistic parents abuse their children in subtle ways.
As a result of volunteering for a support group that helps abused adult children, I learned how exactly narcissistic parents behave. My goal with this post is to raise awareness of the emotional abuse that often stays hidden in families with narcissists and with those who enable their behavior.
You know that feeling you get when you’re visiting your mother for holidays, you bring her gifts and all she says to you is ‘I don’t really know if this shirt will fit me. Couldn’t you get me something else?’Then, you help her set the […]
A narcissistic parent is hard to spot due to the mask he puts out in public. Sam Vaknin, self-proclaimed narcissist and author of the book, ‘Malignant self-love‘, describes the narcissist as a traumatized person who suffers from abandonment issues, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. He even goes as far to suggest that the narcissism is a severe reaction to trauma, a form of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) that mutated into a personality disorder.