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]

Fear and Guilt Will Keep You in an Abusive Relationship If You Let Them

You've long suspected something is not quite normal about your relationship with your parents. Perhaps you even sought answers and read about the signs of emotional child abuse. Now, you have come to the hard, cold realization that you've been emotionally abused as a child—and that the abuse has extended into your adulthood. So, what … Continue reading Fear and Guilt Will Keep You in an Abusive Relationship If You Let Them

The Mind Games of Gaslighting [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part 2]

When you look up the definition of emotional child abuse, it includes different kinds of emotional child abuse. In our Types of Emotional Child Abuse series, the first post discussed the silent treatment. In this post, we'll explore gaslighting. The Dark Art of Driving Someone Who Trusts You Crazy In the 1944 film "Gaslight," pianist … Continue reading The Mind Games of Gaslighting [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part 2]

How to Handle Your Critical Inner Voice: An Interview with Psychologist Lisa Firestone

At The Invisible Scar, we've received myriad emails and comments regarding how to deal with one's harsh inner voice, which hounds adult survivors of emotional child abuse. To answer questions from readers, we turned to Dr. Lisa Firestone for her professional insight. Lisa works as the director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association … Continue reading How to Handle Your Critical Inner Voice: An Interview with Psychologist Lisa Firestone