A narcissistic mother who cannot empathize damages her children’s healthy psychological development. Like Narcissus in the Greek myth, she sees only a reflection of herself.
Why doesn’t my mother love me?
Because of her, I see that my body is a magnificent creation – one that should be loved, respected and cherished.
You don’t want your daughter to jump from one damaging relationship to another because you were unable to get your shit together. Because the only person you ever cared about was yourself.
Dear Mother, I am finally learning how to say ‘thank you’ and express the gratitude you so firmly assumed I was incapable of having. Maybe by the end of this, you’ll also learn something, too – perhaps even how to be proud of me.
She is still with me, every step of the way. And there is no way I could ever forget her.
This is the best plot twist I’ve ever seen.
I am afraid that when she asks me why she isn’t perfect and I answer, “but you are a miracle” she won’t believe me.
As mothers and fathers of sons, it’s time that we stop treating sexual assault as something only parents of daughters have to worry about.
This is co-parenting #goals.