Many people don’t realize that they grew up with a narcissistic mother. They don’t know what is wrong with their lives. They don’t realize that they have continued to fill their lives with other narcissists, and this is why, no matter how hard they try, their relationships aren’t working. It’s because they haven’t known what they’re dealing with.
In families, where there is a narcissistic mother, things sometimes seem rather normal. But…upon closer examination, there are certain “rules”. The narcissistic mother is right and apologizes for nothing. With narcissistic mothers, there is no understanding that children go through developmental stages and need help to grow into healthy adults; therefore, she doesn’t spend time teaching her children how to do things and then she is shocked when her child makes a mistake. She then expresses her shock and dismay. The child wonders, “How could I have not known that?” and vows to never be found inadequate again. Narcissistic mothers cannot tolerate a child’s emotional need and views a child’s longings for attachment as excessively needy and will label a child’s feelings as dramatic.
Read more about the dynamics of growing up with a narcissistic mother in the new book, You Might Be a Narcissist If… How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It. Chapter Two is titled, “Growing Up in a Narcissistic Family” and has several real life examples of people who were raised by narcissistic mothers.
The origins of narcissism are explained in Chapter 3: The Creation of Narcissism… You might be shocked about what actually creates narcissistic injuries and traits. Chapter 4 is: The Struggles of the Adult Child of a Narcissistic Family.
Chapters 5and 6 clearly spell out helpful hints you can use to more effectively deal with your narcissistic mother, or with the narcissism in your spouse, your friends, other family members, co-workers, your boss, fellow committee members, or even your own adult children.
This book was written by two psychotherapists and a psychiatrist with decades of both personal and professional experience dealing with narcissism.
Want to know more about the behaviors of narcissistic mothers and how to identify a narcissistic mother? Get your copy of You Might Be a Narcissist If: How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others and What We Can Do About It today!