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I Have a Narcissistic Family Member

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    Father

    My dad likes to parade around like an upstanding member of the community when he's, in fact, a fraud.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    My father always had dreams of grandeur.

    Was it the drugs or was it an unchecked narcissism? Sometimes I check for disorders, I think that's why he moved hell on earth for me not to become a psychologist. When he was a teen he had these beaten up journals of his grand destiny. He used religion, family , friends to...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    My stepdaughter had a shrine to herself in her

    room. I bought her a photo board for her room, and gave her pictures of her birthday parties, family photos, vacation pictures, pictures of her dad and mom holding her when she was a baby. She jammed them into the board so that she was the only one showing in every single...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    My mum is a narcissist.

    She's so horrible to me, she tries to make me feel crazy all the time and that everything is my fault. She can NEVER say 'I'm sorry, I was wrong' never. ever. She upsets me then says 'SEE' look you 'love fighting' when I'm just telling her my point or saying that she's being...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    My Brother...

    ...tells every woman that he dates that he is better looking than they are. The women think that he's being cute. My brother is serious and tells them as much. My neice continues the tradition by telling everyone she meets that all of her uncles are good looking. What a family...
    kmaramoto kmaramoto 31-35, F Feb 21, 2011

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    I have a narcissistic mother in law

    who hates me. My husband went no contact 18 months ago. She keeps guilt tripping & manipulating family members to persuade husband to reconcile with her & tries convincing them I'm mental & evil & husband needs saving. Husband is having none of it but she keeps trying!!
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2014

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    Frustrating

    Both my sister and my father are narcissists. It makes me so crazy because we can never have a good relationship due to this. They lie, they cheat, they twist and manipulate everything to their advantage. I haven't talked to my dad since August because he's convinced I told lies...
    yisrael yisrael 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    My mother is a passive liar.

    She denies that I worked and says its unimportant I made money. She will then complain that her own money is not enough. If possible, she denies things others do, facts, according to preference. She will even try to convince me that it is so and even make up facts to support...
    npsurvivor npsurvivor 31-35, M Feb 12, 2014

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    Argh

    My mom is either Narcissistic or Histrionic. Perhaps she's both. She will never be diagnosed properly because she does not feel she needs to change, therefore she will never find herself in a therapist's office. Whatever her deal is, I hate her and find it depressing that I...
    mtsv mtsv 26-30, F 3 Responses May 5, 2009

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    My dad is a narcissist

    and its impossible to live with him. He thinks he's the best at everything and thinks that other ppl's needs and opinions dont matter. He's even referred to himself as God a few times (im not exaggerating). He thinks everyone around him is stupid and he openly expresses this...
    atheistblogger atheistblogger 22-25, F Feb 23, 2014

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    It's Driving Me Crazy

    they want everything for them now, and push everything everyone else wants aside. I can't understand how I can be so totally unlike them! Just the opposite really! Now they've got there stereo cranked full blast. I can't even go out of the house without hearing it. Yet when it...
    CarbonHeart CarbonHeart 46-50 1 Response Oct 9, 2009

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    Tired of Me Me Me!

    My sister is conceited.  She doesn't see or talk to any of us very much, but when she does, she is sure to tell us how perfect her life is, how incredible her kids are, and she has once even said, 'doesn't that make you sick?' Well, yes it does!  Not the fact that you...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    My father is a clown of a person.

    He claims that he is the best and has never praised or trusted anyone else. He immediately puts blames for things even for things that don't matter. There is no point discussing with him as it always leads to ignorance, an emotional draining, no solution, information or advice...
    npsurvivor npsurvivor 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    They Say Narcissists Don't Suffer...

    I read once that Narcissists don't suffer from their mental illness--just the rest of us do. Not only do Narcissists refuse to treat their personality disorders because of an unshakeable belief that they are perfectly fine, but also because they are not suffering. It's all of us...
    mtsv mtsv 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I Do

    The definition of my mother IS : inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity, erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. I can say this...
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    ow do you deal with an N family?

    my family are the worst..monsters..they have put me through unspeakable abuse and because im so brainwashed and witness good things keep happening to them i dont know what to do. more bad happens to me as more good happens to them--is there karma and a God out there? im so...
    sonia5599 sonia5599 22-25, F 3 Responses May 26, 2014

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    If we're going by professional diagnoses,

    I AM the narcissistic family member but, to be honest, I'm not the only one. My mom was a narcissist, my dad's a bit of a narcissist and I've got a brother who's kind of a narcissist as well... I guess it runs in the family.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M 2 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Ever since I was little and I was told that there was something different with my mother, she just seemed more childlike and very different.. Like something I could sense without...
    hazynflaweddoll hazynflaweddoll 26-30, F 2 Responses May 5

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    WantingToGoHome WantingToGoHome 51-55, F 1 Response May 6

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    What keeps me strong when the going gets tough is that i know that one day in Heaven, if I ever make it there that is, where there are no illnesses or diseases, I will get to meet...
    muffin93 muffin93 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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    My mom was diagnosed paranoid Schizophrenic when I was 3. Since we're all in this group, I'm assuming we all know what its like. However, I can't get my mom to take her medication...
    ElouiseLou ElouiseLou 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My son kicked his addiction to heroine 6 years ago. My heart breaks today knowing he's back using. I thought love cured everything but my son needs strength now. All my love won't...
    1with101 1with101 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Yesterday my mom told me she has a stage 1A tumor in her breast
    mimidoodle mimidoodle 13-15, F May 1

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    My grandma on my dad's side was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has lived a long, and amazing life. To hear her talk, she is ready to go. I will definitely miss her.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 4 Responses May 4

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    My father is clinically diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.
    taintedvixen taintedvixen 31-35, F May 10

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    I've lost two sister a father to that evil cancer
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10

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    My dad is addicted to ice. In other words, methamphetamine. He took it 3 years ago, that's what he said. He blames it on me, blames it on my mum, he said it's because we didn't...
    xparanoiax xparanoiax 16-17, F May 15

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    I live with a family member. I recently told her I was moving in June. She asked me for rent in May knowing that I told her I am moving in June. There is also a family member...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F May 21

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    Even though it's an established fact that I hate humanity entirely, there is something about certain family members - they who I shall not name - that irks me in a entirely...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    a family member is a gang banger... and hates that I'm a "prettier version" of her (which makes no sense Cuz we are related by marriage) and she has threatened me before and now...
    InsaneSusy InsaneSusy 18-21, F May 5

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    Said family member is coming into town this weekend for her once every 3 or 4 year weekend visit. It's always amazing to me how easily some can forgive and forget. I'm not the type...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response May 13

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    Hi Everyone, I have been reading your posts for a while and have realized there are many people, like me, who would like to meet up with others who have no family. Please join my...
    NiftyUK NiftyUK 51-55 2 Responses May 15

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    This happens so many times. I'll get a message actually talk with someone and as soon as they find out I have a family no response back. Read my fcking profile it's all over it...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 10 Responses May 6

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    tales of stupidity #57: just because you turned 18 doesn't mean you should drop out of school and post your nekkid pics on fb where your family can see it!!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel like I can't have opinions in my family because apparently I'm too young and inexperienced to have an opinion. It's like everything I say doesn't matter because I'm just a...
    roselalonde413 roselalonde413 16-17, F May 5

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    I have two cousins (one a couple years older than me and one a couple years younger) with whom I was very close. Initially the older cousin and I had a very strong bond but we...
    LivLyfLuv LivLyfLuv 36-40, F May 19

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    SORRY THIS POST IS LONG.... I have a sister who's already 21 and is still so immature. She is either evil or crazy. Her kindness is incontinent. Like sometimes she wakes up irate...
    patrickgutier patrickgutier 18-21, M May 4

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    I just have the ones that only talk to you when they need something. grrrr
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I have an older sister that verbally abuses me daily. I know it's normal for sisters to argue, but I never say anything back. Sometimes some sarcasm but she's just cruel. Calling...
    haydenkate haydenkate 16-17, F 3 Responses May 12

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    So I borrowed my aunts suburban to travel for a doctor appointment and I'm staying with my cousins and grandma because who wants to get a motel. Anyways my uncle and I went to the...
    Gabbysam Gabbysam 16-17, F 2 Responses May 15

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