From the Editor’s Mailbox: Being a Trusted Adult to Your Siblings, Going No Contact, and Why Therapy May Not Work for You

Editor's Note: The Invisible Scar does not offer professional advice, only opinion. Here's a look at the most common questions popping up in my inbox lately and some thoughts regarding them. My younger siblings live at home, and they're being emotionally abused by our parents. What can I do? Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse … Continue reading From the Editor’s Mailbox: Being a Trusted Adult to Your Siblings, Going No Contact, and Why Therapy May Not Work for You

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Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers [Book Review]

Some daughters grow up with a nagging sense of something not quite right in their relationship with their mothers, though the daughters can't place their finger on what's off exactly. It's a vague, pervasive feeling of being unloved and ignored. They feel like somehow, in some way, the loving relationship that other people seem to … Continue reading Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers [Book Review]

ACoNs Speak Out: The Highlights of a Recent Study About Parental Narcissism

Editor's Note: This May, research project manager Valerie Coles emailed me about giving adult children of narcissists (ACoNs) an opportunity to participate in her study (along with Dr. Jennifer Monahan) about parental narcissism. Tonight, she sent the highlights of the summary and news. Note that the researcher used the term "perceived" not to invalidate ACoNs' … Continue reading ACoNs Speak Out: The Highlights of a Recent Study About Parental Narcissism

A Hearty Thank You From ACoN Study Researchers

Editor's note: I received the following update from researcher Valerie Coles and wanted to share it with Invisible Scar readers! From Valerie Coles: THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR AID! First, thank you for your help in featuring, distributing, and/or participating in our study!¬† We are truly amazed and humbled at how many ACONs … Continue reading A Hearty Thank You From ACoN Study Researchers

Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Movie ‘Tangled’: Mother Does Not Know Best

Editor's Note: Upon reading this post, some readers may say, "Oh, 'Tangled' is just a movie!" Indeed, "Tangled" is a movie, but not just one. Stories, whether in books or movies or television programs, teach us about ourselves, about what we value, about what we love, about what we hate. No "real-life Rapunzel" or "real-life … Continue reading Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Movie ‘Tangled’: Mother Does Not Know Best

Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. At The Invisible Scar, we are focusing on emotional child abuse, such as the various types, how to help emotionally abused children, ¬†resources for healing, adult survivors of emotional child abuse, and the special case of narcissism. Adult children of narcissistic parents (ACoNs) know a special type … Continue reading Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)