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

Stages of Grief When Realizing A Narcissistic Relationship

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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

Mother’s Day Dread- Narcissistic Mother

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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

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

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