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The Narcissistic Family System

The Narcissistic Family System

Q. I’m not sure if my parent was narcissistic and I don’t feel comfortable giving them that label, but I have many of the characteristics listed for an adult child of a narcissist. What does this mean? Narcissism is a heavy label to give someone, especially if it’s your parent. People can have narcissistic traits … Read more

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Stages of Grief When Realizing A Narcissistic Relationship

Q-I’ve realized my parent (or partner) may be narcissistic and my world feels shattered. Now what? Coming to the realization that you have been in or are in a relationship with someone who is narcissistic can dismantle your sense of the world. Whether it’s your parent or partner, you probably feel unsettled after this discovery; … Read more

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Mother’s Day Dread- Narcissistic Mother

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. While most families take this time to shower the mothers in their lives with love and gratitude, what do you do when you have a narcissistic mother? If you grew up with a self-centered or toxic mother, you may be feeling guilt about not wanting to celebrate her … Read more

Narcissistic abuse

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissism seems to be a bit of a buzzword these days. The name gets thrown around to label family members, bosses, and political figures. Some are deserving and some maybe not. How do you know? And what about narcissistic abuse? Can someone who is not a narcissist still be narcissistically abusive? You may have been … Read more

Should You Go ‘No-Contact’ With a Narcissistic Step-Parent?

Should You Go ‘No-Contact’ With a Narcissistic Step-Parent?

If you are considering going ‘no-contact’ with a narcissistic step-parent you are not alone. Many people just like you are wrestling with this same question. When we think of a narcissistic step-parent, Cinderella is the first story that comes to mind. We often picture Cinderella at the end of her story. The magical pumpkin that … Read more

Therapy for Narcissistic Abuse

Why I Work With Narcissistic Abuse

Someone asked me recently why I love to work with those impacted by narcissistic abuse. The truth is, it’s a deeply personal reason. My journey through life includes having to heal from narcissistic abuse myself. I know what it is like to tell someone about the experience and have them look at you blankly. They … Read more

Therapy for Narcissistic Abuse

Healing From Narcissistic Abuse: When No One Understands

Recognizing you are in (or have been in) a narcissistic abusive relationship is a lonely and isolating experience. Most people have never even heard the term narcissistic abuse, let alone understand how damaging it is. So you may find yourself looking for healing from narcissistic abuse, but when you look around, no one seems to … Read more