4 thoughts on “Recovering from the Narcissistic Parent and C-PTSD

  • February 28, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Yes, the author has captured pretty poignantly what lies beneath a narcissistic family! God bless the author.

    For other readers, remember that there are those out there with 2, yes, I said TWO, narcissistic parents. This doubles the pain, doubles the recovery, doubles everything.

    Personally, EFT tapping has been one of my tools for emotional “salvation”. Sitting in the pain, tapping on every memory/event I could remember, and tapping on the physical sensations when they popped up sans any accompanying memory, has given much of the relief I needed.

    EFT tapping is a safety valve that lets off the energetic emotional steam trapped inside for decades (5-6 in my case).

    If you, the reader, feel the emotional pain well up as you read this article, find an “energy” modality and hire someone to help you finally, once and for all, release the pain so you can now enjoy life as it was meant to be. I’m here to say – it can be done! It’s work, but it can be done! You can have the childhood you missed!

  • February 29, 2020 at 5:45 am

    I wish my narcissistic parent HAD abandoned the family! Instead my mother clung to him and it ruined my life. Better to be an orphan than to have a narcissistic parent!

    • May 13, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      Until you’re an orphan adopted by narcissists.

  • February 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Wow! Such a good description of the horrors of C PTSD, and the problems associated with it and Narcissistic parents.
    Avoiding repeating my own story, which is different from the guest author but also filled with similar shocked and numbed feelings, it is possible to reach an empathic stage in spite of the emotional barricades.
    This is my way of saying hang on in there folks aka fellow journey peeps, we are worth it.
    The subliminal operation of PTSD can be so powerful, and yet so is our natural desire to be well just “normal” and accepted.
    If people have some sort of pathological check back to the cause(s) it is somewhat easier.
    Not in my case however, but a little serendipitous conversation with one of the narc protagonists accidentally revealed mine, so that did allow me to begin the journey to find my original emo kid.
    Course, growing up from such arrested development has numerous pitfalls, and is not without setbacks, but it is possible to emerge as a decent human being, both in your own and others eyes, and be an authentic and contributory human being in spite of the original odds.


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