Readers often say what they wanted from their narcissistic parent and what they are now giving to themselves.
Here’s a summary which eventually may grow into a bill of rights for children of narcissistic parents:
To be heard.
To be seen for who I really was.
To be loved even though I was imperfect.
To be accepted.
To be happy.
To not be undermined.
To be treated with respect.
To be irreplaceable.
To not be used up.
And I deserve…
Safety, emotionally and physically.
Low to no drama.
A place and people around which I can grow and thrive.
And I will…
Be seen for who I really am.
Be loved even though I’m imperfect.
Not be undermined.
Be treated with respect.
Not be used up.
I will make sure to give that to myself and protect it.
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