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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

Mar 29, 2020

There are large numbers of children who were "raised" by narcissistic mothers. Psychoanalyst Alice Miller describes the psychodynamics between the narcissistic mother and her child: "The child... was the narcissistically cathected object. What these mothers had once failed to find in their own mothers they were able to find in their children: someone at their disposal..."

So many adult children of narcissistic mothers continue to play the role of servant and adorer. Every energy, gift, thought, sense of initiative is quashed by the narcissistic mother. 

Some of thee individuals awaken at some point in their development recognize that they have been imprisoned in a psychological gulag. 

At a point of awakening you make the decision to move forward on your own and this is in your capable hands. Put yourself first and remember daily self care.