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

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, ┬áresources 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)