698517_42121740Yes, fathers can be narcissistic, too. But somehow, narcissistic mothers seem to be often on many therapists’ radars.

In The Narcissistic Mother’s Game, a daughter shares her experiences (they are chilling) growing up with, well, let’s not mince words, a selfish, totally self-referential mother who got pleasure from hurting others.

The comments section shows that she is far from unique.

In fact,many daughters of narcissistic mothers are blogging, writing books, creating web sites and chat rooms—even becoming therapists so they can help others who’ve been through the same thing.

If you are the victim of a narcissistic mother (or father) or know someone who is, there are some helpful resources on the web (arranged in no particular order):

From the Web:

Parrish Miller Reprints Characteristics of Narcissistic Mothers Whew. Painful reading.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Site about book of same name. Helpful book and web site.

The Narcissist In Your Life

Narcissistic Mother

Children of Narcissistic Parents (Band Back Together)

Books:

Will I Ever Be Good Enough (see web site, above)

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self 

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents

Articles/Blog Posts From PsychCentral:

Narcissistic Mothers (Cyndi Lopez)

The Narcissistic Mother And The Symbiotic Therapist

The Narcissistic Mother’s Game (Therapy Soup)

What Makes Alienating Parents Tick (Therapy Soup)

How To Spot A Narcissist (Sam Lopez De Victoria)

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    Last reviewed: 23 Apr 2013

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& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2013). Help! My Mom’s A Narcissist. (Resource List). Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2013/03/help-my-moms-a-narcissist-resource-list/

 

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