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How being raised by a narcissist can affect us. Happy New Year to all PTSD members.

How being raised by a narcissist can affect us

I wanted to share this article in the hopes that it may be a tool for recovery. I know it really speaks to me at this time, as I am talking and writing about the narcissism that further made my father alcoholic and totally abusive. I wish much healing in 2010 for the group! The article begins with a fantastic quote... "Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. " Michael Levine CDC Adult Health Problems Linked to Traumatic Childhood Experiences A woman raised by a narcissist parent told me something that probably reveals how narcissists work.

From the outside, looking in, the narcissist family does not appear dysfunctional. A narcissistic woman I knew had a pet dog to keep her company, and one day some one told her that her dog had worms and he gave my mother medicine to give to the dog. Once, my father came to visit at the same time. Narcissistic Parents’ Psychological Effect on Their Children. Bill Hudson not happy with son Oliver's Instagram: 'He is dead to me now, as is Kate' Bill Hudson isn't taking son Oliver Hudson's less-than-pleasant Father's Day message sitting down.

Bill Hudson not happy with son Oliver's Instagram: 'He is dead to me now, as is Kate'

Following Oliver's Instagram post in which he wrote "Happy abandonment day ... @KateHudson" in reference to their estranged father, Bill has a few things to say regarding his two children with Goldie Hawn. "I say to them now, 'I set you free,'" Bill tells The Daily Mail in an interview.


Narcissistic Abuse: The Narcissist's Smear Campaign. © by Gail Meyers The narcissist's smear campaign involves gossip, lies and slander.

Narcissistic Abuse: The Narcissist's Smear Campaign

You can become the target of a narcissist's smear campaign for numerous reasons. It can be anything from their insane jealousy, to the fact that the narcissist knows you see through their facade, to concealing their abuse or for simply disagreeing with them. In my experience, the smear campaign is always used by abusers for what they consider premeditated damage control in anticipation of exposure. My alcoholic pedophile step-father used it during the years he sexually abused me, as well as continuing in it once I was an adult. Of course, that was first and foremost to keep me quiet about the abuse. The smear campaign may be going on behind your back during your relationship with a narcissist and may accelerate when the relationship ends, regardless of who ended it.

What is Gossip? The Triangulation of Gossip. Narcissistic Parent: Collateral Damage. Transcribed from my video at

Narcissistic Parent: Collateral Damage

Being the child of a parent who has narcissistic personality disorder or is simply a narcissist is extremely challenging. The person grows up deferring to the parent as the main person in the room always. They are not at all allowed to feel or have problems. They are consistently having to fight for any and all attention as the parent is the only one allowed to have problems of feelings.

This video talks about this syndrome and also about how people might begin to free themselves from this type of suffering existence in their own adult relationships. Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents Resources. What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents Resources

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person has an inflated sense of self-importance as well as an intense preoccupation with themselves. Read more about Narcissistic Personality Disorder. What Are The Symptoms Of Narcissistic Personality Disorder? The symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder include the following: Children of Narcissists:

It’s All About Me! Recovery for Adult Children of Narcissist. Honor Thy Narcissistic Mother: The 4th Commandment And Going “No Contact” Producer’s Note: In the Protestant church the “honor they mother and father” commandment is the 5th commandment.

Honor Thy Narcissistic Mother: The 4th Commandment And Going “No Contact”

In Catholicism it is the 4th. Two weeks ago as I was crawling into bed, my phone pinged with a text from a childhood friend, Serina. Little emoji party horns were all over it, with an invitation. Her father was turning 90. Would my family celebrate with them? In May, I decided to go “No Contact” with my narcissistic mother. Or perhaps when my father—they had been divorced some 30 years– was in ICU, the beginning of his final illness, and I asked my mother if she could take a few vacation days to watch my children so that I could be at his bedside.

For years, when seeking help from counselors and priests after she had emotionally eviscerated me again, when I would start with, “Well, on Christmas morning. . . ” I would be brusquely confronted, “Why was she there?! It took until this past May, after the housewarming. 6 Signs of Narcissism You May Not Know About. The recently published 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) lists precisely the same nine criteria for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) as did the previous version, published 19 years earlier.

6 Signs of Narcissism You May Not Know About

So these longstanding diagnostic yardsticks are by now quite familiar—not only to professionals but to interested laypeople as well. Because only the extreme, or “classic,” narcissist fits all of these criteria, DSM specifies that an individual need meet only five of them (barely more than half) to warrant this unflattering label. As a starting point, I’ll reiterate these selected criteria—before, that is, adding six important ones of my own, which either complement or extend these “official” yardsticks. My particular measures for identifying pathological narcissists are based not only on my exposure to the voluminous writings on this character disorder, but also on 30+ years of clinical experience. 1. Characteristics of Narcissistic Mothers. 1.

Characteristics of Narcissistic Mothers

Everything she does is deniable. Toxic Grandparents – A Blog About Toxic and Non-Toxic People. A percentage of the general population is dysfunctional and/or abusive.

Toxic Grandparents – A Blog About Toxic and Non-Toxic People

That percentage, like everyone else, has children. Then those children grow and have children of their own. The not-so-loving grandparents expect to have a relationship with their grandchildren. The only problem is, they’re not good grandparents. Many adult children of toxic parents feel torn between their parents’ (and society’s) expectation that grandparents will have access to their grandkids, and their own unfortunate firsthand knowledge that their parents are emotionally/physically/sexually abusive, or just plain too difficult to have any kind of healthy relationship with.