Yes, I know I said this before. What’s different? My minor child is no longer a minor. So with that, I feel a certain amount of safety about being able to speak more freely though you can never be too careful in these situations. I do feel a little safer over my child’s safety now they’re legally an adult.
We’ve also gone through the darkest part of those tumultuous teen years where genetic and environmental narcissism accentuates and amplifies regular adolescent narcissism. I think we’re seeing the light now. Having gone through that and surviving 18 years of parenting with a narcissist, 13 of them separated/divorced, I’m happy to say I’ve survived and I think I can say I have a few things to share about my journey that may be of help to others.
It’s not the end of the journey, but we’ve made the shift from minor child to adult child. And I feel hopeful. That says a lot.
My deepest apologies for not responding to comments posted eons ago! But I got swallowed up in the black hole of drama and crisis only a narcissistic “partner” can incite. Not only in person but from “afar”. I hope you are doing well and have found resources and other kindred spirits to help you on your path and your children’s.
I’m turning off registration right now as I update the appearance and security of this blog and take care of the spam that has hit this site since my absence. Registration is now open.
Mostly, I want to reopen this blog as a safe place for people to share their stories, so when the blog is ready I’ll be once again accepting guest authors to share their experiences. Just speaking your truth with others who can hear you, truly hear you, and sympathize is life saving. It has been for me.