I have begun to wonder if we in America are losing the art of listening to other people. This may seem like an odd topic for someone who is an inveterate story-teller and would like to be heard, but I feel we all need our turn. Several years ago I had complained to a co-worker […]
The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree… This one might only be appreciated by someone else who had the misfortune of being the “scapegoat” in a family controlled by a narcissistic parent. This is about my sibling who was the “golden child”. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of Facebook since […]
Having a narcissistic mother isn’t the only loss I’ve suffered. I lost my only child in 1999. About year after that I found an organized group of parents who had lost only children and was having a conference in Washington, DC. I can’t tell you how healing it was for me to talk to other […]
I’ve been doing a lot of research on narcissism on the internet. Early on I ran across a guy who was a self-acknowledged narcissist and had written a book. Okay — I get this part. But as I continued my research and found the same guy proselytizing the exact same information on multiple web sites […]
I’m kind of glad/sad to find other sites with daughters with narcissistic mothers. Glad to get the validation of reading similar experiences and hurts while sad it happened to other people. Here are some of the sites I’ve found that either have good information or are just fun to read. Narcissists Suck is a well […]
In case some of this material looks familiar, I wanted to mention I’ve moved posts from my previous blog at MadGreiver.com. The reason for the new blog is that I wanted one that coincides more with the book I’m writing, so that led to this new Life After Death Diaries blog.
I want to try to take a shot of explaining what it’s like to be a daughter raised by a narcissistic mother since I’ve found it isn’t easily understood by the vast majority of people who were raised in far less dysfunctional households than I was. Long before I came along my mother had decided […]