Archive for Narcissism – Page 2

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 [...]

Conditional Parenting, Conditional Love

Conditional love is like the word LOVE with the word IF stuffed into it.  Lifove.  If you do this, I'll love you. Lifove feels bad.  I guess I can sort of see how it makes sense in theory, sort of, but my head and heart know it as wrong in practice.  The word conditional and [...]

You! You! You! Narcissism

nar cis sism/nar cis cism. n. 1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. 2. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one’s own body or self, esp. as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development. (American Heritage College Dictionary.) Alcoholics, and all adicts, suffer from unhealthy narcissism. So do [...]