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I Have a Narcissistic Family Member

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 6

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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 2 Responses May 26, 2014

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    My Sister Loves Herself

    but I have a few others as well...cousins and my brother and his wife.. I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE ACT SO SELFISH AND EGOISTIC ANYWAY. I would do anything to be pretty and clever and rich but then I do not want to be the type who hurts others just for the fun of it. I am...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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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 May 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well they haven't diagnosed my sister yet. But my dad think that she might have schizophrenia because she's showing some signs of it. She's going to see her psychiatrist on Monday...
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    Just talked to my uncle in the hospital. He sounds like he's doing better then what the rumours said. Glad I got to talk to him myself. He'll be coming home soon. Maybe I'll get...
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    This was a question I posted about the movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". This movie came out years ago and ever since I heard the name of the movie, I always felt this...
    darkdecember93 darkdecember93 18-21, F Feb 14

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    anyone know any websites/poetry/books that are good about having a loved one who is sick with this?
    darkdecember93 darkdecember93 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Well, yes it hurt, but I can't do anything to change their decision. I am now beginning to understand why they did it...
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Hi everyone. My name is Becca and I'm writing from a UK charity called Stand Alone. We're currently in the process of researching family estrangement, and are looking for...
    beccabland beccabland 26-30 Feb 21

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    dear extended family members, it's great when you requested me to be friends on social media. I thought it would be a good opportunity to connect and catch up on life since you...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Here we go again. I'm going out for a while, and my grandfather feels the need to give me the 20 questions. "you're going out?" "where are you going?" "who are you going to be...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So I am graduating at 16. A year early. I was so excited! I couldn't wait because two weeks after I will turn seventeen. I have worked so hard to get myself here and proved...
    idontknow1921 idontknow1921 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I love my father but him and I can't seem to ever be on the same page. He keeps accusing me, or putting me down purposely to please his wife; my step mother whom I really don't...
    VT100712 VT100712 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    so, my aunt is coming to visit today, and will be staying for several days. I don't mind that, and I don't mind her. However, I do mind the way my mother changes whenever my aunt...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I wish my family was more supportive of my decisions. I wish my family understood that I have things that make me happy, despite how they feel. I wish my family wasn't so negative...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Grandpa is 85 years old,currently live with us! He won't have many years to live in this world ,also I do not wann blame my family ! There are so many sad memories ! I am a big...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Who will u trust when your family can't be trusted Or just choose not to trust again
    VincentW99 VincentW99 22-25, T 1 Response a week ago

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    My family is home for 5 minutes, and already everyone is yelling...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i am 39 and am/was the first born..oldest grandchild etc..until a few years ago..my dad found out he has another daughter 8 months older then me...i tried to be happy about it but...
    meldesavage meldesavage 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Am loosing my temper at work with my brother. I have 25 years experience on my industry and he was out of work for like ever. so now he has like 12,minutes experience and he's...
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    First, I know that everyone is different, they battle their own demons and whatnots, but I just can't tolerate certain traits of people. This person, I don't even know where to...
    cbnfvr cbnfvr 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    **stupid rant incoming** Every day, I start to think more and more about how stupid and ignorant my grandfather is. He picks the most STUPID fights with me, and never believes...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have my little brother but he's really big and nearly taller than me. but these sooooi annoying he always hits me
    sonalichaggar2003 sonalichaggar2003 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    i have a younger brother and i always get the blame for everything bad that he does. i dont understand why my parents are on his side when he is the one doing bad.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    "Could you please for the love of God...Shut the Everloving Hell UP,Pollyanna?!?!!!" I have felt like shouting at my mother more times than I can count. She is frankly a moron...
    MimsatheQuiet MimsatheQuiet 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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