The Final Years of an Aging Narcissist

I hope I don't burn in hell for writing this...... I had an uncle who lived about 1.5 hours away from me.  He was a flamboyant narcissist.  He and his wife would come to my town every month or so, sit at my kitchen table and rattle on, telling me the same stories of their … Continue reading The Final Years of an Aging Narcissist

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Anxiety & Narcissistic Abuse

Anxiety has followed me all of my life.  In recent years I've managed to temper it's impact.  In new situations, like my recent travel to Sri Lanka, I can leave anxiety at home. Oddly, it still haunts me in some ordinary, day to day circumstances.  I assume the association between many normal life events and … Continue reading Anxiety & Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissists Feed On Shame

Shame is a new concept for me.  I lived it, but I never understood it.  From as early as I can remember I've felt a deep sense of shame, a belief that I was inherently such a bad human I deserved nothing. As a child I was called "practically perfect".  My family thought this was … Continue reading Narcissists Feed On Shame