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Healing from a Narcissistic Mother

© by Gail Meyers
I do not know how many paths there are to recovery, nor am I am licensed mental health professional.  What I do know and want to share is what has worked for me.  First of all, it really helped me to map out the recovery process.  I want to know where I am going.  What's the plan?  Volumes have been written about each one of these areas, but in a very general sense there are at least three steps in therapy.  Understanding this helped me understand why the things adult sons and daughters of narcissists are told over and over by professionals are important.

Understanding the ProblemThis is the part where you go to therapy without the slightest idea there is a name for the lifetime of abuse and trauma you have endured.  You are convinced at this point that it is all our fault or you are going crazy, or both.  Then the therapist tells you she believes you are a daughter or son of a narcissistic personality disordered mother.  It might also be from reading articles and t…

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sparkster 22 months ago from Here To Eternity Level 6 Commenter Very interesting and informative. People often fail to realize the extent of this disorder. It took me a long time (over a decade) to realize that my (ex)partner would never admit the truth to me or apologize for her actions even when I was on my deathbed because of the abuse (and abuse by proxy).
Naima Manal 18 months ago from NY It must be very difficult for a child to emerge from this experience without scars. But I hope that many people with this experience are able to find wholeness and closure while maintaining what is important to them from their families, even if it is at a distance.
aviannovice 6 months ago from Stillwater, OK Level 8 Commenter Pretty amazing. I had an ex that had a narcissistic mother, and turned the same way. T…

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