” I do not love; I do not love anybody except myself. The trademark of a narcissistic mother is her inability to give love or empathy to her child.
I am capable of affection for those who reflect my own world.“ ~Sylvia Plath Does your mother fail to show any genuine love for you…or empathy?
A narcissist mother may come off as a loving, caring parent because she will have an exclusive and possessively close relationship with her children in order to control and manipulate them.
Although most parents watch with pride as their child begins to learn independence, a narcissistic parent feels every step away from her is an absolute act of betrayal.
Or was it simply to remind me that I didn’t have such a special husband and that I wasn’t as lucky as I thought I was?
) for your own good” that I accepted everything anyone threw at me even when looking at certain things ‘logically’, there was no way that the intention behind saying certain things, was for any ‘good’ at all.
A narcissistic mother does not have children for the same reasons a healthy person would.
She does not look forward to their births to see what they look like or watch their personalities develop.
She has them strictly for the sake of having more mirrors to look at herself in she wants little miniatures of herself.
” Even the articles about ‘setting boundary stuff’ are about ‘not engaging’ and not expecting them to change.
I never read an article that says, if your family is abusive, humiliating, harassing, degrading or devaluing you, if your family or friends disrespect you privately or publically, then “stay away from them!
Other characteristic signs of a narcissistic mother are habitual lying and constant criticism of the child under the guise of being a caring parent.