My Child, My Mirror

When many people hear the word narcissism, they think of the legend of Narcissus who was so vain he worshiped his image in a pond until he fell in and drowned. I once saw a cartoon of a father staring at his own reflection in a lake while his daughter kept calling out, "Daddy?!" The... Continue Reading →

Gaslighting

Jaci told the truth, but the narcissist didn't like it. When she said she remembered the event and didn't agree with him, the narc said, "You must be mentally ill." Then he called in the flying monkeys and before long, Jaci began to doubt herself. The narcissist gaslights you because they don't want you to remind them... Continue Reading →

My Least Favorite Things

People who punish as much as they're able, Gossip and whining and pride on the table, Gifts and affection all tied up with strings, These are a few my least favorite things. (Please feel free to join in and sing like Julie Andrews.) Family secrets and abject denial, Threatening and judging and people on trial Sneers... Continue Reading →

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

A few months ago I would not have read this book. I wouldn't think it applied to me or my mom, but now I see how it could apply to the relationship of many mothers and daughters. The main factor being any daughter who feels she is not good enough and any mother who lacks... Continue Reading →

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