Maternal Narcissism

Caring for an Aging Narcissistic Mother

Caring for an aging narcissistic mother is hard. As the child of a narcissistic mother, chances are that when your mother needs you most, your compassion has already been worn threadbare by her ever-changing demands long before she approached her frailest years. You may have had to tend to her needs for as long as […]

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Adult Children of Narcissists

Adult Children of Narcissists (ACON’s) sometime fear that narcissism breeds narcissism. While this may hold true in a minority of cases, it is not always what happens, especially when a child grows to realize that the family he or she was brought up in is not the norm. You may realize and that your childhood experiences are not something you […]

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When Someone “Gets It” Regarding Your Narcissistic Mother

Why is it such a relief when someone else “gets” how crazy our childhood was with a maternal narcissist? Because, as children, we were terrified and alone at a vulnerable time. Before we’re 18, our brains were still developing, our perceptions of self and the world were greatly affected by others, especially our narcissistic mother. […]

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Don’t Self Attack for Feelings About Your Narcissistic Mother

‘It is awful and sad… I am 40… When will I stop being hurt and crying about my mother???’ A recent comment on the blog. As a psychotherapist in my 40’s, I feel it in my bones when someone says on the blog or in my coaching practice, “I’m X years old and I’m still […]

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Maternal Narcissism

Maternal narcissism results in you, as a child, growing up with a woman who is a mother in name only. When my coaching and psychotherapy clients see the pattern of narcissism in how they were “parented” they say something similar to the recent comment on our blog, “Until today I always thought it was something […]

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