It’s hard to admit that I have a narcissistic mother.
I lived a big part of my life not knowing what narcissism is and how does it affects the dynamics of a family. I had only ideas my head picked up from movies and the lay people’s knowledge about the disorder: how narcissists like too much make-up, how they look too often in the mirror because they love themselves or fish for compliments on what they are wearing.
Many children grow up in households where one or both parents are narcissistic. In worst cases, the effect of an education given through a narcissist’s eye will make the adult still depended on seeking approval from others and from the parent in question.
At best, the adult child will move away from the parents’ house and try to seek professional help for the emotional damage he/she had to bare during the first years of life.