shame

Narcissistic Parents

Narcissistic parents cause “carried shame” in their children. Carried shame is different than “healthy shame.”  The important difference between the two in this case is carried shame originates from the narcissistic parent and is not your own, therefore not easily processed. Healthy shame, on the other hand, is from ourselves. It is not from a […]

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Healing the Self

Many ask how to increase self esteem and confidence after realizing they’re an adult child of a narcissistic parent, ACON. Here’s a link to a post by a successful businessman who shares a vulnerable part of his own journey and shows the brave, human search to heal. www.caseinterview.com/personal-thank-you I hope you find it helpful as […]

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Hypochondriac Narcissistic Mother Survivor Story

A reader shares her thoughts about her elderly narcissistic mother and hopes others can join in the conversation: I am the youngest of four children. My parents were married 61 years, and devout Catholics. Outwardly, we probably appeared to be a wholesome family. In reality, the dysfunction was severe, and centered around my mother, who […]

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Steps To Undo Immature Behavior Due to a Narcissistic Parent

Narcissistic parents are emotionally immature. When you have a narcissistic mother or narcissistic father as your “role model” you may feel you haven’t been able to evolve and progress the way you want to. At times, especially under stress, you may see you inadvertently mimic immature behavior of your narcissistic parent. Or, you may note […]

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