(Second of a 7 part series) part 1 by Zack’s Mom Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anais Nin Here is what I have learned. For ease of writing, I have used the name Joe for my ex. It is not his real name. 1. Choose your battles wisely; focus on winning the war, not the skirmishes. Letting the small stuff go will conserve your strength. My ex remarried and told everyone at my only son’s school that the new wife’s children were my son’s “brothers,” not his stepbrothers, so in time other parents (who had not met the new wife but met my ex) came up to me to ask how my other sons were. I was outraged at this rewriting of history, as it gave the impression that the new wife was my son’s mom. However, when I calmed down, I opted out of … 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.