“She laughs at all his jokes – even the bad ones, even the ones that are mean toward other people. She laughs at them all.” That’s what my dd said about the Ex’s girlfriend. Don’t we do it? Don’t we start compromising, start denying our own reality a little bit at a time? It’s not uncommon for girls to laugh at jokes that are not funny, especially in the beginning of the relationship. Who hasn’t laughed at a boring joke or smiled with feigned interest, when the reality of the “guy of our dreams” conflicts with the fantasy we had of him? Who hasn’t been a bit reluctant to give up the fantasy? But then reality does set in and we look for something better. But for those who get caught in the web of a narcissist, and don’t leave, the truth of the narcissist doesn’t seem to set in. … Continue reading
Well, you really can't parent "with" a narcissist - narcissists have no comprehension of teamwork or collaboration. But you may have the misfortune of trying to raise a child who has a narcissistic parent.
These are the writings of parents attempting to retain some semblance of sanity, as we try to deal with the game playing, gaslighting, manipulating, sabotage, entitlement, self importance, image priority, lying, and verbal abuse of narcissistic fathers or mothers of our children.
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The greatest harm done is in making us feel alone.
We're not. You need be silent no longer.