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  • March 21, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    My son was the one with the behavioral disorder. His non compliant, emotionally abusive behaviors kept our home a place of distress and uproar from the time he was three years old. He was diagnosed as a sociopath twice in his teens and now, thirty years later, has been diagnosed as a narcissist. His sister spent her childhood cloistered in her bedroom. She came out for meals and whenever made to do so but she hurried back into her room as soon as she could. She reported her brother’s abuses when parent/s were gone.

    We, her parents and later I, as a divorced mother, did our best to love her, parent her, support her but we failed. We failed her miserably. She can’t afford counseling. She’s struggling to recover from her first 18 years and she carries a white hot anger at parents and step parents. I remain outside her life because she appears to prefer life without me in it and because I think having space away from people she sees as toxic will foster greater peace in her life. Any suggestions regarding how this now 45 year old woman can find healing will be appreciated. She will speak to me if I call her.

    (I am recovering from having a narcissistic mother and spouses. I apologized to my children for not being able to teach them what I did not know or give what I did not have — but the more I learn and the healthier I get, the more I see the chasm between what was and what could / should have been.) THANKS!

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