Tag Archive | narcissistic family system

Big Brother’s More Than Watching: The Media as Narcissistic Parent

Society, as many of us know it, has changed significantly in the last century. Among those changes are dual-income households, working single parents, and as I’ve heard some people put it, “electronic babysitters”. I know of few parents who haven’t plopped their young kids in front of the television just to get them out from […]

Fleeting Wisdom From Pop Culture: My Take on Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake”

**Author’s note: I do not personally know the individuals I speak of in this post, so keep in mind this is speculation based on limited public knowledge, combined with my personal experience, and the testimony and background knowledge of others who have been through similar experiences. In other words, this has about the same factual […]

Empaths and Narcissists: Opposite Sides of the Coin of Dysfunction?

In my quest to better understand how I (repeatedly) got to be on the receiving end of narcissistic abuse, I have read several books that indicate there are many common traits evident in the victims of narcissists, not only among the narcissists themselves. In Alice Miller’s book, “The Drama of the Gifted Child”, I first read […]

Religious Legalism: Narcissism’s Petri Dish

Here’s something I’ve been chewing on lately. There is the possibility this will offend some folks out there, but as much as this may remind you of your own deeply held and cherished religious beliefs, I am going to try to stick with generalities – those things organized religious groups of every description have in […]

The Inheritance: Growing Up In a Narcissistic Family System

The backtracking I described in my previous post, “The Onion“, led me a book that described my situation like no other: The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert M. Pressman, published by Jossey-Bass Publishers in San Francisco. Before I get into what I learned, I want to emphasize that I do […]

Nature Abhors A Vacuum, Part I: Beware What You Long For

What is the thing you most want right now that you do not have? That, my friend, is probably your greatest vulnerability. The more desperation you have for what you want, the more likely other people will exploit that emptiness in your life to fulfill their own desires. It’s kind of like a predator targeting the very […]

The Interpersonal Theory of Relativity

How do you define “normal” in your personal relationships? Why do you define “normal” that way? What if the environment you grew up in was toxic to your well-being? How would you know it wasn’t healthy? I will put it another way. If you grew up blind, would you have any understanding of what it […]

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