Narcissism

Stopping the Honeymoon Phase of Narcissistic Abuse

by on January 15, 2018

Sam saw a pattern. After her narcissistic husband would explode combining verbal assaults with mental and emotional abuse, he seemed calmer for several weeks. Then, as if there was a timer set on his frustration tolerance, one minute comment could spark the abusive rage again. The rages were awful. He would call her names, twist… (more…)

Why Adults Throw Toddler Temper Tantrums

by on January 15, 2018

“This is ridiculous,” James said after witnessing his soon-to-be ex-wife losing it because she didn’t get her way. She sounded like a 2-year-old who didn’t get a piece of candy with the same level of irrational reasoning. Her arms were flinging around, she threw a few small objects, her voice raised a couple of octaves,… (more…)

How to Introduce the Concept of Narcissism to Others

by on January 6, 2018

Nancy was determined after the last family gathering to find out what was so dysfunctional about their interaction. Within minutes of assembling, her mom oscillated between belittling her and her dad while making her brother look like he was a king and ignoring her younger sister. After seeing a therapist about the matter, Narcissistic Personality… (more…)

How to Survive a Narcissistic Mother In-Law

by on January 6, 2018

Clara braced herself for a long weekend with her in-laws. It was her husband’s birthday and his mother invited them by saying, “Only I know how to properly celebrate our special day.” Their relationship had always been strange but the physical distance helped minimize contact. His mom treated her son like he walked on water;… (more…)

Can Narcissism be Fixed?

by on January 6, 2018

John and Sue were frustrated by their adult daughter who by 35 years old had two failed marriages (everything was the ex’s fault), lost the last five jobs (her bosses hated her and wanted to get rid of her), had several plastic surgical procedures (she HAD to have these), and was now living back at… (more…)

Mommie Dearest: Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

by on November 27, 2017

The 1981 movie, Mommie Dearest, which is based on the autobiography of Joan Crawford, was written by her daughter, Christina Crawford. While there is much speculation as to the truth of her story, other daughters of narcissistic mothers would say the story rings true for them. The infamous wire hanger scene where Joan rages over… (more…)

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