Today, we’re talking about something that I know so many of us struggle with, today we’re talking about narcissistic mothers, what the typical traits and behaviors are, and how deeply they damage their children.
I did an article a couple of weeks ago about narcissistic fathers and the damage that they do to their children, and the harm is deeply damaging. In my personal experience, in my family, my father was a narcissist and my mother was a codependent. But, I do know and have plenty of experience with narcissistic mothers that are members of my family that I was exposed to from the time I was a very little girl. And also from before my divorce.
And I will say that if you were raised by a narcissistic mother or father, it’s horrible; either is going to be traumatic and damaging, but there is a particular level of cruelty that I think children go through who have a narcissistic mother.
Mothers are traditionally the nurturers, the unconditional loving compassionate, unending love for their kids. But to have a mother who is selfish, cruel, abusive, cunning, and rejecting among so many other horrible things is just devastating for a child. Possibly, I feel this way because I’m a mother. I just cannot fathom any mother who puts themselves before their children.
So, let’s talk about some traits of a narcissistic mother.
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