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Narcissism 101: A Glossary of Terms for Understanding the Madness

Terminology relating to narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has been developed by psychologists and therapists over decades of research as well as by survivors of the narcissist personality seeking a vocabulary to understand and talk about their experience. This…

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Narcissistic Covert Incest: Being ‘Loved’ Too Much

Published on The Huffington Post April 22, 10:59 p.m. ET. When she went to college, Ali of Portland, Oregon, was surprised to find herself telling a friend that she hated her father. The friend asked if her father had abused her,…

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The Challenge of Setting Boundaries with Narcissist Parents

Even for the most secure adults from the healthiest families it can be difficult to break away from parents and their influence. For adult children of narcissistic parents (ACoNs), it is a life-long challenge. Violated Boundaries with Narcissist Parents ACoNs typically…

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Adult Children of Narcissists: Wounded Warriors

Recently I read a self-appointed narcissism “expert” declare that adult children of narcissists (ACoNs) are doomed to repeat the family pattern and become narcissists themselves. With a bit of research, I learned that she was a serial enabling partner/spouse of…

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Raised by Narcissists? Why You Can’t Afford the Wrong Therapist

Published on The Huffington Post April 25, 2016, 3:51 p.m. If you have the misfortune of having been raised by one or more narcissists, chances are you’ve heard classics like these: “You’re just too sensitive.” “You need to learn to let…

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Tolstoy Was Wrong: Narcissistic Unhappy Families Are Kind of All Alike

Published on The Huffington Post April 20, 2016, 5:16 p.m. In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy famously said that all happy families are alike but that each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Speaking as the child of narcissist…

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