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

Die with Compassion

I spent today with my Aunt, who is the Executrix of her brother's estate.  She drove 2.5 hours to get to his attorney's office.  We then went to the courthouse to get the papers required to access his accounts.  From there we were off to his 1st bank, then the 2nd.  At the 1st bank, … Continue reading Die with Compassion

How Narcissists’ Damage Children

My boss, the one who recently lost her son, was upset yesterday.  She told me she didn't know how she was going to handle the upcoming weekend.  Her son is a senior in college, and this weekend is Senior Night at the football game.  She wasn't too concerned initially, because in high school parents escorted … Continue reading How Narcissists’ Damage Children

Anger, Grief & Death

My bosses 19 year old son died at 4:33 today.  He suffered severe cerebral palsy from birth, and his past 3 years had been particularly cruel.  He had 4 major surgeries, each resulting in major complications.  Yesterday he suffered cardiac arrest.  Today they made the decision to remove the ventilator keeping him alive, and he … Continue reading Anger, Grief & Death

A Dress for My Ex’s Funeral

This is probably really bad for my karma but....... For Mother's day my eldest son and his GF took me to brunch at a restaurant in the city.   The restaurant didn't take reservations, so we wandered around while waiting for our table.  The section of the city is the current up and coming area, … Continue reading A Dress for My Ex’s Funeral