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by Beth McHugh
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: New to this site, my Narcissistic mother died two days ago, coming to talk
Replies: 5
Views: 3557

Re: New to this site, my Narcissistic mother died two days ago, coming to talk

Hi Cathy, Sorry to hear about your mother, but I do understand that you also feel relief that she isn't around anymore. However, there will be grief -- but it will be grief for the mother you never had. This grieving has been going on for some time, perhaps unconsciously, but the actual death may tr...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: My Narcissistic Mother-in-law and my Husband Who Doesn't See it
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

Re: My Narcissistic Mother-in-law and my Husband Who Doesn't See it

Hi labarrett, Thanks for commenting and welcome to the forum. From what you describe, you are in a situation of emotional isolation because your husband cannot see what is happening due to his lifetime training by his mother, and the failure of his father (if he is/was around during his formation ye...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Psychological serial killers
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Re: Psychological serial killers

Hi Apaloosa, I'm sorry you had to grow up with a narcissistic sister -- if she was older than you then that meant that she had power over you in the family unit. You may carry wounds from that family unit, which likely went unchecked by your parents. Narcissists have very fragile egos, hence the ext...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Older women get a pass??
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Re: Older women get a pass??

Hi All is Myth, What has started out as a problem with your MIL is really about the problems you are having with your husband. It's difficult without actually knowing more about your problem to know if either of these significant people are actually narcissists, but your principal problem is the lac...
by Beth McHugh
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Just gone NC the hard way...
Replies: 7
Views: 6669

Re: Just gone NC the hard way...

Hi Emms, No need to feel stupid at all -- you're not stupid, you have had been subjected to emotional abuse, which is easier to dismiss and minimize but is actually just as harmful if not worse than many forms of physical abuse, the latter of which is at least visible. It would really help if you so...
by Beth McHugh
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: Just gone NC the hard way...
Replies: 7
Views: 6669

Re: Just gone NC the hard way...

Hi Emms, I'm sorry you've had this experience with your birth family and it has led to so much hardship for you. The fact that your partner has died at (presumably) such a young age and your parents have not responded appropriately signifies that there is something terribly wrong with the dynamics i...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Topic: Articles on OCD
Replies: 0
Views: 31124

Articles on OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the anxiety disorders and should not be confused with the lesser known Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder(OCPD) which is also discussed on the main website. Most people have heard of OCD, but few understand the differing levels of development of t...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder
Topic: Havign a parent with BPD
Replies: 2
Views: 17606

Havign a parent with BPD

The effects of having a parent with borderline personality disorder can be confusing and painful, particularly as it can take decades to work out that your parent actually suffers from a mental illness. The link below gives one examples - other articles on the main forum on BPD provide insights into...
by Beth McHugh
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder
Topic: More on Borderline Personality Disorder
Replies: 0
Views: 17085

More on Borderline Personality Disorder

For all articles on Borderline Personality Disorder, click on the link below. This will take you to the full suite of articles on this condition.

http://youronlinecounselor.com/Borderline.htm

Best wishes,

Beth
by Beth McHugh
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Borderline Personality Disorder
Topic: What is Borderline Personality Disorder
Replies: 0
Views: 17097

What is Borderline Personality Disorder

Most people have some awareness of this disorder, often through newspaper articles involving court cases where the accused has been found to suffer from borderline personality disorder(BPD). The other public belief is that people who self-harm have BPD. However, BPD has many facets and you may in fa...