Archive for the Controlling parent Category


A Glimpse into MY Ex’s Narcissistic parenting

In an effort to understand more fully what’s going on for my children, I have decided to send with them a recording device. … Keep going...

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Dealing with Narcissists: The Circle of Control

I am not sure who the author of the leadership tool “Circle of Control” actually is so that I can give credit to them. … Keep going...

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What goes on at Daddy’s house

My children have been hesitant to say what’s happening at their father’s house, opening up gradually to me and my daughter’s therapist as they grow trust that they can tell without it being conveyed to their father. … Keep going...

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Therapy objectives for children of abusive parents

Took my daughter last week to her therapist.  We spoke about her conversation with me on her dad hitting her face. … Keep going...

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A Narcissist’s Rage

My children returned last week again complaining of their father’s raging.  My daughter said he was “yelling so loud the neighbors would be able to hear”, and that she asked him to be quieter. … Keep going...

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How can I teach my daughter to not be in an abusive relationship when she’s an adult

if I can’t protect her from abusive behavior as a child?

If my teen or adult daughter came to me and said that her boyfriend/husband hit her in the face… I would tell her to leave the jerk as fast as humanly possible.… Keep going...

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Does the definition of abuse need to include ‘intent to harm’?

My eight year old daughter disclosed yesterday that her father hits her on the face.

Just like an abuse victim, she rationalized it. … Keep going...

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A Narcissist’s Match.com Profile

This was my ex’s match.com profile for a short while.  I am going to post it here without changing a thing, and tomorrow, I will post it again with interpretative comments. Keep going...

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Severe anxiety as a child of a narcissistic parent

I have been placing my children in God’s hands for every visitation.  I know that these visits are stressful on my children, but I have focused on placing my faith in God that he will answer our prayers to have a better schedule for my children when the time is right.… Keep going...

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“Mom, can I sleep with my socks on?”

This is what my daughter asks me.  Why?  Because at her Dad’s house, he won’t let her sleep with her socks on.… Keep going...

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