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I Have a Narcissistic Family Member

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 140 People

    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 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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    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 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 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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    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 sister is such and narcissistic idiot

    that it pains me to be around her. She blames everyone for her horrible lot in life and believes people owe her things. She whines about work or anything that involves work and she'd even choose to be a lazy piece of crap instead of helping others or even caring for herself...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, M 2 Responses May 7, 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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    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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    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 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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    I have a terrible experience with family members my mother was on the phone once and I heard her put my family and myself down to my sister in law she seems to like to talk about...
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    Hi. I am a 21 year old student. I have previously been really sick for 3 years, I couldnt finished school at the age that I was supose to. My mom and step dad took me to hospitals...
    karize karize 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes family can be a TRIP.
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Yep -_- they all do but in the end, they're still family. Can't hate them lol, just got love for them. :3
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 10

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    Oh yes, sometimes I feel like I don't really have family...
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F Jan 20

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    My mom is so nosy when it comes to my sex life. I know she's worried and wants to make sure I'm safe and won't get pregnant, but she wants to know every detail that I really don't...
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I need some advice do you tell my partner how badly her father has made me feel ? Basically i am engaged to my girlfriend (lesbian couple ) her sister has recently had a baby...
    kirsto22 kirsto22 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Man I'm so pissed right now. (ok I was until a few minutes ago) holiday break was fun but I can't wait to take a few hundred kilometers break from those folks again. I've had...
    vintervandraren vintervandraren 18-21 2 Responses Jan 2

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    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    My grandfather needs to stop. He takes my things and throws them away, when they're MINE and I NEED them. If I put something somewhere, I expect it to still be there when I want it...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    Between her farting without excusing herself, burping and blowing it into the air, her constant talking (and nagging), trying to change my habits, trying to convert me to her...
    aintnoangel aintnoangel 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My grandma keeps nagging that she wants me to get married and have a child. I'm sorry, grandma, but I'm only 18 and I just got out of an extremely abusive relationship, I don't...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm like the outcast of the family. My family does stuff with out me and I find out about it on facebook. I have have two sisters one younger one older the older one has 3 kids so...
    kdmb kdmb 22-25, F Jan 7

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    As a child, I remember be loved& cared by so many people from my own family. We never had problems nor gossip about others flaws. But when I got married I feel like my husband's...
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    I am 58 years old. I have never seen my father nor has he seen me. I have had a number of step siblings--most of them a great deal older than I. My marriage, which failed, produced...
    Cougarette Cougarette 56-60 1 Response Jan 2

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    My family has always been pretty messed up but recently I am the only one of my parents kids to have built a stable life for myself. I am the youngest of 7 I currently rent a nice...
    Brok3nSoul Brok3nSoul 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I am a mother of a couple young boys. I am breastfeeding them in my bed day and night. Also, I sleep with my sons in my family bed with my husband most of the time. I love the...
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    Everyone has family problems every once in a while.. So I don't feel like I should be complaining about mine, but I need to tell someone.... I really need a friend right now...
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