Today’s episode is directed to parents who went through abusive narcissistic relationships and who have adult children. We will talk about how triggering it can be to watch our adult child taking our place in that abusive relationship, and the best way to deal with it. I share some advice on how to talk to our children in these situations, and how to deal with the challenging circumstance of seeing our child becoming a narcissist.
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
– The difference between co-parenting young children and adult children with a narcissist
– What is the best way to talk to our adult children about their narcissistic parent
– Why our children look more aggressive with us than with the narcissistic parent
– How to protect our relationship with our adult children
Questioning our children why they are still in touch with their narcissistic parent has the same effect as asking a victim of domestic abuse why they don’t leave their partner. Their system makes them feel weaker, worthless, and even more powerless, and we must wait for our children to see things for themselves, as well as accept that perhaps they never will.