4 thoughts on “6 Ways The Narcissist Turns the Tables on You

  • August 10, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I realize that men are the stereotype for narcissistic abusers (and you did include your disclaimer). But I am a male whose wife has spent the last 10 years manipulating me, making me feel like I’m trash, and doubling down when I try to assert myself. It is minimizing to me, as a male, to see you use the word “him” as the sole pronoun. My pain is no less than a victimized female. I have read several articles about spousal abuse. In many instances, the author will solely use the “he” in place of the word perpetrator. It is almost as if it never occured to them that the tables could be turned.

    As an abused man, it makes me feel ever more weak. The unwritten line of reasoning is “… yeah sure, this does sometimes happen to men, but let’s be real, this is an issue for women”.

    Of course it is your choice to write as you see fit.

    • August 10, 2018 at 10:16 am

      The name of this blog is “Knotted: The Mother-Daughter Relationship” and, yes, as a result, it’s directed at women. And I included a disclaimer. It’s interesting that your only take on the piece is about your injury in reading it. I’m neither a therapist nor a psychologist but you might want to consider your response. Just saying. Best wishes, Peg Streep

  • August 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

    However, the title of the piece is “6 Ways the Narcissist Turns the Tables on You”. Clearly, you did not have “me” in mind when writing.

    Here is something to think about yourself: It is a classic Narcissistic tactic to deflect the criticism to the other person. This is exactly what you did. “Just saying”.

    • August 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Yes, you get the last word, Jim.


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