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Narcissists Hate Seeing You Happy


People with strong narcissistic tendencies hate seeing others do well. There are several reasons for this, and we will explore some of them in this article.

First and foremost, true happiness comes from within. Narcissistic people are unable to feel genuine happiness because they severely, or even completely, lack a sense of genuine self.
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Abusive

How Can We Honor Narcissistic Parents???

In the first article, Honoring Narcissistic Parents!?!, we discussed exactly what honor means and, more importantly, what it does not mean ( obeying them blindly.) Please read it before diving into this article; it sets the foundation.

In this article, we'll figure out exactly how we can still honor narcissistic parents without compromising our mental health nor breaking "No Contact."
What Others Are Saying
When I mentioned the topic of "honoring parents" on Facebook, many of my children-of-narcissists friends instantly expressed interest. It's a...
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control

Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb

Far be it from me to imply that I've slipped the shackles of perfectionism. I HAVEN'T. I've been trying for sixteen years (well, off and on.) Actually, I've failed at that too. But if Part 1 about Perfectionism Purgatory rang a bell for you, hopefully this article helps you get free of it.

Here's a few Tips-and-Tricks that've helped me.

Go No Contact with Narcissists: If you haven't done it already, I highly recommend No Contact. You may live...
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Coaching and Therapy

Narcissist Confession: I Feel Helpless

An email confession from a self-identified narcissist:
(reprinted with permission)

I identified with your thoughts on helplessness.

I feel helpless when someone tells me what to do. I also feel helpless when anyone contradicts me.

I need to learn how to cooperate with others. If I learn how to cooperate with others, I can overcome my passive-aggressive narcissism and stop acting like a big baby - maybe?

I wonder if there are other helpless narcissists who know they...
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