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How exactly narcissistic parents abuse their children?

Narcissistic parents abuse their children in subtle ways. As a result of volunteering for a support group that helps abused adult children, I learned how exactly narcissistic parents behave. My goal with this post is to raise awareness of the emotional abuse that often stays hidden in families with narcissists and with those who enable their behavior. Narcissistic parents are…

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20 hidden traits of a narcissistic parent

A narcissistic parent is hard to spot due to the mask he puts out in public. Sam Vaknin, self-proclaimed narcissist and author of the book, ‘Malignant self-love‘, describes the narcissist as a traumatized person who suffers from abandonment issues, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. He even goes as far as to suggest that the narcissism is a severe reaction…

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Relationships

How to set boundaries and protect your beautiful self

It’s not easy learning how to set boundaries in a relationship, especially if you’re coming from a toxic family system. Setting boundaries should not only be learned by those dealing with toxic or narcissistic family members or friends but by everyone, even those in healthy relationships. Boundaries is a subject I learned in my recent therapy sessions and, setting them…

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