After a long, arduous relationship with a toxic person, all you want is to start the recovery process as soon as possible.
You’ll also feel like all hope is lost and if you meet another narcissist again, you’re gonna isolate yourself from humanity because you’ve had it.
Many adult children of narcissists have their first toxic relationship in their childhood. These innocent children don’t know that they grow up with a mother who doesn’t truly love them.
They believe their mom loves them because they heard that all mothers must love their children. They all have that maternal instinct that lights up whenever the child is around.
Maybe this belief will be kept alive all their lives. Or maybe, with the help of therapy, they learn to let go and understand that a narcissistic parent can’t and won’t love them.
In The Sopranos, the TV show that accurately portrays a narcissistic mother and her co-dependent children, we are shown different types of relationships. And they’re all toxic. Mother-son, husband-wife, father-children, brother-sister, grandmother-children and so on.
One of the most shocking relationships that the main character, Tony, had was the one with independent but fragile Gloria Trillo.