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by Beth McHugh
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Grandchildren of a Narc
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Grandchildren of a Narc

Hi Clare, Yes, distance helps, but the scars remain. Sometimes it can help to point out narcissistic behaviour in others. They may not be narcissists, but only narcissistic traits. But when you notice a person behaving in this way, and it may even be in a movie, you could try pointing that out to yo...
by Beth McHugh
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Grandchildren of a Narc
Replies: 3
Views: 1845

Re: Grandchildren of a Narc

Hi Clare, Thanks for posting your problem -- it is a common one. The reason you have picked up that your MIL is a narcissist is that you are not part of the family and so can see the behaviour as being "odd". The adult children do not, because this is the normal behaviour of their mother. At least y...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: approaching end of life crisis
Replies: 2
Views: 3105

Re: approaching end of life crisis

Hi Islandlife, Thanks for sharing your story on the forum -- it is quite a harrowing one. It's quite likely your FIL has more than one disorder -- in some cases co-morbidities occur with cases of personalty disorders. Plus as you are witnessing, the problem escalates as the power base of the narciss...
by Beth McHugh
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: aging narcissistic parent/gaslighting/new revelations
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Re: aging narcissistic parent/gaslighting/new revelations

Hi MSC, Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story. If you click on the link at the top of the page you will be able to access many articles on the aging narcissist if you haven't already done so. Knowledge is power with this illness, and as a child of a potential narcissist, you will ca...
by Beth McHugh
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: It's taken me 48 years to realise!
Replies: 1
Views: 9861

Re: It's taken me 48 years to realise!

Hi Kay, Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like your mother is displeased and is unable to communicate that in a mature way, and so goes for the passive-aggressive style, which can be typical of narcissists. It's good that you are reading up on narcissism -- by clicking on the link to the main...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Narcissist aware NPD, devastated
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Re: Narcissist aware NPD, devastated

Hi Agkingsmill, How did your husband find out that he has NPD? Did the counselor tell him this? Do you think he has NPD? Narcissists behave in certain defined ways and if he is upset about being told he is a narcissist then, my suggestion would be that he isn't a narcissist at all. NPD's don't think...
by Beth McHugh
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: ageing narcissitic mother
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: ageing narcissitic mother

Hi Koslowski,
I offer online counselling as I find I get quicker results that phone counselling. Writing your thoughts is very powerful. There is more about how I work on the site if you need more information. Or contact me at enquiries.

Best wishes,

Beth
by Beth McHugh
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: ageing narcissitic mother
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: ageing narcissitic mother

Hi Koslowski, Thanks for sharing your story. You are certainly taking on a lot looking after your mother 24/7. Do you have any help coming in to give you respite to do the things that you need to do for yourself? It's important to do this for yourself even if your mother was an angel. The reason you...
by Beth McHugh
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Nasty narcissistic mother
Replies: 3
Views: 2692

Re: Nasty narcissistic mother

Hi Lirv, It's because she has brainwashed you since birth. When you are with her, it's easy to fall into childhood patterns of reacting, even though you could be CEO of IBM in your daily life. Also, unless someone in the family has had therapy and has "worked it out", simply being with your birth fa...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Nasty narcissistic mother
Replies: 3
Views: 2692

Re: Nasty narcissistic mother

Hi Lirv, Firstly, it doesn't sound wicked at all to wish your parents were in different positions. You and your brother and sister have been brought up by what sounds like a very selfish lady, if not a full blown narcissist. It's harder for the children in these situations as you knew no other type ...