SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE REALLY HARD TO GET OVER.
IF YOU ARE AN ADULT WITH A NARCISSISTIC PARENT, YOU KNOW THAT ALL TOO WELL.
Many women and men struggle quietly alone, hiding a secret that feels somehow wrong. Wrong…yet true. More often than not, when they think of their parents, hurtful feelings and memories are the ones that stand out. If their parents are alive, their adult daughters and sons can dread seeing them. And still, they wonder if maybe they’ve got it all wrong. Was it really that bad?
It may feel that no one understands what it was like to have a parent who was emotionally volatile, highly critical, neglectful, or self-centered. There are many variations on the theme, yet people raised in these situations share many of the same feelings:
“I never know what to expect.”
“I keep trying to fix things, but nothing works.”
“I wonder if something is wrong with me.”
“I’m still really angry.”
“Nobody knows this about me.”
“I’m torn. I’m not ready to give up on my mother, but she creates so much stress in my family.”
“I don’t want to pass this on to my kids.”
Therapy Helps Women and Men with Narcissistic Parents:
- understand how their family patterns impacted them.
- understand their parents and the nature of their difficulties.
- feel less stigma and shame.
- develop a plan to cope with the parent and other family members.
- develop new coping skills to handle painful feelings.
- set goals and work towards reaching them.
As Therapy Progresses People Say:
“I feel freer.”
“Things make sense.”
“I have a way to handle things now.”
“I don’t react so much. I can stay calmer.”
“I can make plans for my life.”
If you are an adult with a narcissistic parent, you can find answers and move forward.
If you are unable to attend regular therapy sessions, you can learn more about Skype coaching for adults with narcissistic aprents.