Archive for Healthy Boundaries – Page 2

How to Break Free from a Parent’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part Three in a Four-Part Series)

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  This is the third post in a four-part series by One Angry Daughter, who shares her experience and resources for Adult Children of Narcissists on her blog, One Angry Daughter What's Next? Due to all the strong emotions attached to the NPD-inflicted loved one, the first instinct is to try to save the relationship.  [...]

How to Break Free from a Parent’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

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  This is the second post in a four-part series by One Angry Daughter, who shares her experience and resources for Adult Children of Narcissists on her blog, One Angry Daughter A Diagnosis After I was done explaining the situation with my family and my mom in particular, the therapist declared that “less is more [...]

How to Break Free from a Parent’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Part One of a Four-Part Series)

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This is the first of a four-part series by One Angry Daughter, who shares her experience and resources for Adult Children of Narcissists on her blog, One Angry Daughter Turning Point I was weeks shy from the birth of my first child, when I found myself in the office of a therapist.  On the eve [...]

Troubleshooting Narcissism

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If you grew up with alcoholic parents, addicts, or otherwise self-centered, child-like parents, you are already familiar with (if not enraged by) narcissism. Sometimes, the most infuriating fact of interacting with a narcissistic family member is, well, something that’s impossible to avoid:  talking with them–having “conversation.” I can’t help put conversation in quotes because conversations with [...]

Reader Mail: Boyfriend’s Mom is an Alcoholic, What do I Do?

Hi Amy. My name is Lisa, and I found a link to your blog on Wikipedia today on the article discussing “Adult children of Alcoholics”. I will just give you a little background about myself and my boyfriend: I grew up in a house where both my parents are teetotallers. The extent of my experience [...]