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The Narcissist Parent’s Psychological Warfare: Parentifying, Idealizing, and Scapegoating

Published in The HuffPost 5/09/2017 at 7:21 p.m. E.T. Lacking a moral compass or the ability to act selflessly, narcissist parents create devastating havoc and damage in the lives of their kids. Unlike emotionally mature parents whose priority is to meet…

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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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Raised by a Narcissist? 11 Healing Things to Do for Yourself Right Now

Published in The Huffington Post on 4/16/2017 at 12:54 a.m. ET. You’ve figured out that one or more of your parents are narcissists. They may be hardcore, with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), they may have narcissistic traits, or they may…

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Seven Sure-Fire Ways to Spot a Narcissist

Published in The Huffington Post 02/27/2017 11:49 p.m. ET. Narcissists are practiced at hiding their true face to the world and initially can be quite charming and skilled at honing in on targets for seduction. But careful observation and an understanding of…

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The Question of Forgiveness for My Narcissist Father

My Narcissist Father Those with Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) endure early and traumatic emotional wounding. My narcissist father is a tragically telling example of narcissist injury. A lovably layered yet also singularly cruel man, my father has carried heavy burdens practically from…

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Child of Narcissists Goes from ‘Death Dealer’ to Healer

A child of narcissists, Charlotte was seven years old when she became in her words the “death dealer” on her family’s makeshift farm. At her mother’s insistence, the family moved from D.C. to acreage in rural Virginia and embarked on…

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A Golden Child’s Story of Guilt in the Narcissistic Family

Published on The Huffington Post May 25, 2016, 3:54 p.m. This is the second of a two-part series about the role of the so-called “golden child” in the narcissistic family. (Read Part 1.) The Narcissist’s Idealized Mirror Image Those familiar with…

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The Terrible Dilemma of the Golden Child in the Narcissistic Family

Published on The Huffington Post May 23, 2016, 10:53 a.m. If you are familiar with the narcissist family system you know there is typically a scapegoat and a golden child. The scapegoat is the cause of all the ills of the…

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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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