Archive for the Parenting Category


Battle with a Narcissist

This weekend, I had to confront my ex. He has been putting our 5 year old on a horse for lessons without ever speaking to me about whether this is okay (we are supposed to make those decisions jointly).… 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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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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Can a narcissist ever be a “better parent”?

I had a conversation the other day with a potential therapist for my son.  It’s a group whose clientele is about 80% families who are divorcing or separating, and has a lot of court experience. … Keep going...

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What I do to feel better when coparenting with a narcissist

It’s not easy.  Really, it’s so not easy.  My kids are with their dad this weekend, and this past Wednesday, my daughter woke up wanting to stay under the covers. … Keep going...

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“Mom, can we go back to before I was born and pick out a new dad for me?”

This is what my daughter asked me the other night, in the middle of screaming tears…. “Mom, can we go back to before I was born and pick out a new dad for me?”

Do narcissist parents impact their parents? … Keep going...

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The importance of “the bubble”

This is something I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, and something I use with my kids regularly.   It’s good for adults, and for kids.  … Keep going...

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Learning about Narcissism, Pathology and Personality Disorders at a YOUNG age

A few of the things that I think are blessings in disguise in the situation of having to co-parent with a narcissist are:

1. … Keep going...

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I have to admit…

I try my best to stay positive.  I try my best to have faith.  I do firmly believe that God will change our situation and hear my prayers and my children’s prayers.… Keep going...

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Holidays and narcissism

AAGGGG!!!  They all lose it around holidays, birthdays and special events.. don’t they?

There are definite times of year when I feel more tension and worry about what’s going to transpire and how it’s going to go than others.… Keep going...

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School pictures and divorce

For divorced families where the parents work together for the sake of the kids (ahhh… fantasy bliss :), the aspect of getting the school pictures ordered for both parents probably doesn’t cause any alarm.… Keep going...

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“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” – Jack Buck

A wonderful quote to remember!

Is it crappy to have to coparent with a narcissist?  YES!

Tree in Bloom

Tree in Bloom

It is toxic to have a narcissist in your life?… Keep going...

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“Oh, Fu@k”

Although I try to always remember the positive, it doesn’t mean that frustration doesn’t set in – it does, on a regular basis. … Keep going...

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Frustration & Forgiveness

I woke up this morning thinking about how I get frustrated with my kids when they don’t listen and are being actively defiant. … Keep going...

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