I Have An Elderly Narcissistic Parent

Growing Up WithOne Was Bad 82 People

    It's Still the Same.

    Definition Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. They believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings. But behind this mask...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    29 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    70 Years With a Narcissistic Mother

    I have an elderly narcissistic parent -- my mother.  The heartache is that I am now 70 and she is 95 and I no longer have the energy to deal with her.  Her mind is sharp and she lives on her own but she makes everyone's life a misery who has to interact with her. ...
    Mariaelana Mariaelana
    66-70, F
    45 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    What the ????

    When I was young I thought all moms were pretty much like mine.  As I became a teenager I went back and forth between "I seriously think my mom is nuts" and "What is wrong with this woman".  Now that I'm an adult, I've come to know that my mom has...
    Triumphant Triumphant
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2009

    Me Too

    my mom hit me and called me horrible names since i was a very young child.  then she would do nice things and expect me to forget i was mad at her for hitting me.  it wasn't just a tap on the rear end.  she would hit me wherever she felt like it.  i would...
    lorraine25 lorraine25
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    My First Husbands Mother Killed Him

    I was married at 16 because I was going to have a baby back in those days you had to get married if the guy was willing to .But we were so young that we never lived together he lived with his parents and so did I.After I had the baby Igot a call from his father it seems his...
    tatra52 tatra52
    3 Responses May 17, 2011


    I have recently realised that I have always been surrounded by narcissistic people.  I was always lonely and miserable growing up - my damaged narcisstic mother controlled my and taught me no life skills whatsoever.  My dad was my ally against her. However my dad was...
    carolinecottrell carolinecottrell
    9 Responses Sep 24, 2010

    It Took a Lifetime to Understand My Narcisistic Parent

    I was born into this situation I have never, until recently, been able to understand it.  I could not understand why she didn't seem interested in anything I  ever talked to her about.   I can never impress her with anything I do or have.  ...
    6 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Daughter Of The Witch

    I am 60 years old and my mother has tried to distroy my life in every way possible .but like a fool I keep letting her back in my life. Right now she has called my son my husband Telling them I am mean cruel selfish. because I will not speak to her.all i want is peace.But she...
    tatra52 tatra52
    10 Responses Mar 22, 2011

    I am 35, and I did not realize

    that I was raised by a narcissistic mother until last year. It was only then I began to heal and undo the wrong things that I had been taught. It has been difficult, but because of the strong women who befriended me along the way, I got the guidance and support I needed. To this...
    sueperman sueperman
    31-35, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    Great to find out at the age of 55

    that all the pieces of the jigsaw at last make sense ie a NPD mother. Between spouse and 3 siblings we have had 5 nervious breakdowns and anorexia. 6 months after mine a few years ago during which I could not speak with her I went and asked her how she was at my brothers church...
    Minethistime Minethistime
    56-60, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    My Controlling, Narcissistic Mother Made Sure She Dominated My Life

    I am 54 and an only child. My widowed mother is 85 and though physically disabled and frail, is still mentally very strong and lives alone in the house she and my dad bought when he retired over 25 years ago. I live over 90 miles away and have my own job, friends and social life...
    bathmalc bathmalc
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2013
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