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“Conditional love creates a fear of abandonment, because we know that if we don’t do the thing they want us to do, that they will reject us.” – Terri Cole



Do you have a difficult relationship with your maternal impactor or your mother?

Do you suspect your mother is a narcissist? 

Then this episode is for you. 

One of the most-watched videos on my YouTube channel is about how daughters of narcissistic mothers can survive and thrive. I thought it might be time to update this for those of you just discovering the term ‘narcissist’ and what it might mean to have a narcissistic mother. 

We cover the common signs of narcissistic personality disorder and what it is, how having a narcissistic mother may impact your life and your relationships, and ways you can begin to heal.


  • 3:50 A refresher on narcissistic personality disorder
  • Signs you may have had a narcissistic mother and ways she may have affected you
    • 5:10 You may have a codependent relationship with a narcissistic mother
    • 5:25 Conditional love creates a fear of rejection and abandonment 
    • 7:20 You become an expert at people-pleasing and can’t easily identify your own emotions
    • 9:00 A narcissistic mother can damage your self-image
    • 9:45 Being raised with criticism can make you a perfectionist
  • How to heal if you had a narcissistic mother
    • 12:00 Become an expert on narcissistic mothers and how they affect their daughters
    • 12:35 Heal by drawing boundaries
    • 13:40 Learn to focus on yourself
    • 14:45 Acknowledge and experience your anger
    • 16:11 Turn down the volume on your critical inner dialogue

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