Family

Raising Children: Ten Things Every Parent Should Know

Raising Children Ten Things Every Parent Should Know Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Raising children who will grow up to be self-sufficient, successful, and happy should be every parent’s ultimate goal. We are responsible for giving our children the skills they will need to thrive in a life …

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Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents: Twenty Seven Traits

Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents Twenty Seven Traits Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine There are many similar traits between adult children of alcoholic parents and adult children of narcissistic parents. The unpredictable, confusing messages and emotional instability of these disordered parents are equally traumatic to children. Adult children suffering from both may …

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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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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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What the @#$%? is Wrong With My Family

What the @#$%? is Wrong With My Family The Chaos, Confusion, and Madness of Growing Up in a Narcissistic Family Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Have you ever asked yourself, “What the @#$%? is wrong with my family”? Are you confused by the bizarre behavior of your family …

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Narcissistic Mothers Accomplice

Narcissistic Mothers and Enabling Fathers  When Children Don’t Stand a Chance Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the right reasons. They are not nurturers. They have no maternal instincts or genuine love to give. To the narcissistic mother, children represent a captive …

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Narcissistic Triangulation Sabotages Sibling Relationships

Narcissistic Triangulation Sabotages Sibling Relationships When Parents Divide Their Children Through Triangulation   Written by Randi G. Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Due to the plethora of crazy dynamics, such as narcissistic triangulation, that exist within a family influenced by narcissistic parents, there are many casualties suffered by the children. Not …

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Pathological Enmeshment

Pathological Enmeshment When Children Are Alienated From a Targeted Parent Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine “Pathological Enmeshment” is where the alienating parent has an unhealthy enmeshment with the child to the point where the child has lost his or her own individuality.” ~Steven Miller, M.D., Internationally-known expert on …

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Enmeshed Families

Enmeshed Families The Enmeshed Family: What It Is and How to “Unmesh” written by Chris Lewis, Ed.S., LPC Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine (Enmeshed Families is an expression) most of us have heard before, often when describing families that are extremely close and tightly wound. But what does it mean? Aren’t families …

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