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Tactics of a Narcissistic Mother by Gail Meyers

Narcissistic Mothers Gaslight the Scapegoat Child

© by Gail Meyers
What is gaslighting?  What are the signs to look for?  What steps do you take if you are being gaslighted?  Gaslighting is a little known, but insidious form of abuse.  It is also a favorite of abuser, manipulators and narcissistic personality disordered mothers.

"Gaslighting is the systematic attempt by one person to erode another person's reality, by telling them that what they are experiencing isn’t so – and, the gradual giving up on the part of the other person." Robin Stern, author of The Gaslight Effect. It is important to note the gaslighting does not have to be severe to have serious psychological consequences.

The term came from this 1944 movie entitled Gaslight. This is an absolute must see for adult sons and daughters of narcissistic personality disordered mothers.  Yes, it is a black and white movie, but I assure you this psychological thriller won't disappoint.  It is an enjoyable movie even if it wasn't so educational f…

The Terminal Illness and Death of a Narcissistic Mother

© by Gail Meyers
The  death of a parent can be one of the most stressful and traumatic events in life. It is a often a difficult time no matter what your age or your relationship with the dying parent. If the parent has narcissistic personality  disorder you can find yourself in an even more overwhelming, confusing  and painful situation. Whether you have been no contact or you interact with your narcissistic parent on a daily basis, your emotions, friends, family and even your pastor may tell you to rush to the bedside of this parent.

That is a choice each of us must make for ourselves.  These people may have good intentions, but the average person can not even begin to fathom the situation.  It is common for those around the  narcissistic personality disordered mother's scapegoat to give such advice, which is part of what kept me trapped in a cycle for so many years.

Before  anything else, know that there is support out there. Even if you have felt alone and like no one understa…

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