Having a narcissist in your life is a unique, exhausting and terrifying experience. I wanted to share my experience in the hope that speaking out may help someone who is experiencing this themselves.
Over 26,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with having a severe personality disorder and 60-70% of all child abuses feature a parent with a severe personality disorder. And those figures are based on diagnosed patients and reported abuse cases. The real numbers are likely to be scarily higher. So hundreds of thousands of children are being raised by disordered parents, all of whom are at risk of abuse and long term harm. My name is Sarah Squires, founder of The Nurturing Coach brand, and I help victims of narcissistic parental abuse and parental alienation to deal with the trauma of their experience and give them the skills to protect their children from the ongoing abuse at the hands of their own parent. As an ex-social worker, protecting children is at the heart of all that I do. Whether that be adult children of narcissistic parents or parents trying to co-parent with a narcissist. Having experienced narcissistic parental abuse and parental alienation, I understand how lonely, frustrating and devastating it can be. And I want to help. I also run a training consultancy to train professionals working with children and families to recognise the signs of disordered parenting (in particular narcissism) and how to intervene in a more effective way. This is part of the "wrap-around care" approach I have to tackling these issues. You can't treat the problem without working with those who play their role as flying monkeys!
If you are suffering mentally and physically AND are subjected to narcissistic abuse, step back and take a logical look at what is really going on. The key to good health may not be the stash of pills you have been prescribed but rather making some changes closer to home.
01/08/2017 12:59 BST
04/07/2017 12:41 BST
I do believe that good will always triumph over evil and so when I have been faced with my own demons, I always clung to that belief and eventually came out the other side. Had I not believed in fairy tales, when those bad things happened, it would have reinforced my belief that the world is evil and left me hopeless and afraid.
29/06/2017 13:16 BST
You know you absolutely have to write that presentation. Your unconscious brain however might associate writing the presentation with pain, resentment, not being urgent enough and so it filters other information to your conscious mind which divert you to do other things in order to stop you being hurt.
31/05/2017 13:58 BST
Fairy tales did us step parents a huge disservice with tales of evil step mums. Both Cinderella and Snow White suffered cruelty at the hands of their respective step mums and unfortunately that image has stuck with children. After all, as children we believe fairy tales to be real!
13/03/2017 15:04 GMT
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