“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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