Child Abuse

Childhood Narcissistic Abuse and Adult Empathic Sensitivity

Childhood Narcissistic Abuse and Adult Empathic Sensitivity Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Having worked with hundreds of NPD abuse survivors over the years I have noted, again and again, the undeniable correlation between childhood narcissistic abuse and adult empathic sensitivity. If there is an exception to this rule …

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Toxic Mothers on Mother’s Day: Why They Don’t Deserve Your Time

Toxic Mothers on Mother’s Day Why They Don’t Deserve Your Time By Lenora Thompson on Psych Central Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Who doesn’t want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother’s Day? But for thousands, it’s just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her “love” is toxic. …

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Engulfing or Ignoring: Types of Maternal Narcissists

Engulfing or Ignoring Types of Maternal Narcissists Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine As is true with all narcissistic parents, mothers may be engulfing or ignoring. They may be one way or the other, a combination of both, alternate between the two, or engulf one child and ignore the …

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Narcissistic Mothers: Destroying the Lives of Children Everywhere

Narcissistic Mothers Destroying the Lives of Children Everywhere Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Narcissistic mothers are not loving, comforting, protective, supportive or reliable. They are as far from the idealized version of a mother as one can get. Motherhood is supposed to be an instinctually selfless endeavor. Loving, …

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Emotional Child Abuse in Narcissistic Families

Emotional Child Abuse in Narcissistic Families Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Emotional child abuse in narcissistic families is a criminal act of domestic abuse that goes largely unnoticed. The devastating effects of it last a lifetime. Children in families with narcissistic parents understand that their family operates by a …

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Roles of Children in Narcissistic Families

Roles of Children in Narcissistic Families Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Though there has been much written about the roles of children in narcissistic families, few understand the lifetime burdens these roles place on children, and the scars they leave. When there is more than one child in …

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Adult Children of Narcissistic Abuse

Adult Children of Narcissistic Abuse Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Adult children of narcissistic abuse can learn about their past, validate their past, heal from their past, make peace with their past, but they will never make sense of their past. Being unable to make sense of your …

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Parental Alienation: When Children Are Turned Against the Loving Parent

Parental Alienation When Children Are Turned Against the Loving Parent Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine The most heartbreaking work I do is helping parental alienation victims; desperate parents whose children have been turned against them by a vindictive narcissistic ex-partner. These loving parents feel helpless when the children …

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Understanding and Healing From Complex PTSD

Complex PTSD Understanding and Healing From Long-Term Trauma Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Complex post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as C-PTSD is a response to the chronic stress of social or interpersonal prolonged trauma. C-PTSD is differentiated from PTSD by the length of exposure, inability to escape the …

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The Trauma of Parental Alienation

Coping with the Trauma of Parental Alienation The Life of the Alienated Parent Written by Edward Kruk, Ph.D. Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine According to the work of Dr. Craig Childress, parental alienation is first and foremost an attachment-based trauma. Attachment-based parental alienation is essentially a role reversal of a normal, healthy …

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