Sensitive Children and the Adult Child in the Abusive Narcissistic Home

Very informative and fits my childhood and current recovery perfectly..

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In a home affected with an abusive narcissistic parent emotions are repressed and become twisted.  Rules are built on shame, guilt, or fear.  Feelings are often not shared and when they are expressed, it is done in a judgmental manner placing blame on one another.  The narcissistic parent is self-involved and feels no empathy for their children.  They are incapable of mirroring real love and try to get their children to fulfill their unmet dependency needs.  The narcissistic parent’s unresolved drives for attention and caretaking takes center stage as the child’s early developmental needs are ignored and denied.  The self-involved parent shames the child for having desires and makes them feel guilty.  All of the family attention and energy is focused on the demands of the narcissist.

Sensitive children growing up in abusive narcissistic homes build their personalities based on what they have to do to survive.  Many of these children…

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4 thoughts on “Sensitive Children and the Adult Child in the Abusive Narcissistic Home

      • I found the reblog helpful. It’s very difficult for people to understand things such as PTSD and acute anxiety disorder, unless they go through it themselves. Even then, the path to understanding has only just begun, may never end, but the journey does have it’s own rewards. You just have to keep walking.

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