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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.

Nov 6, 2022

It is remarkable that some extraordinary individuals survive their narcissistic families. With a narcissistic mother as matriarch and a favorite narcissistic daugher (or son) who is her top lieutenant, it becomes impossible for the other children to have the psychological space and peace to grow and become accepted for themselves. Non-narcissistic brothers and sisters are both dismissed and severely punished. Behind the closed gates and doors of the narcissistic family, horrible deeds occur. 

The narcissistic mother exploits her children. Those who are favored by mother are adored, indulged and given no limits. The favored child often treats his/her brothers and sisters with disdain and disrespect and acts very superior.

For many children of narcissistic mothers the time of reckoning comes. They can no longer take the extreme abuse, the constant lies and recriminations. Some of them marry to escape the matriarchal war zone. Others leave this war zone and find their way to become independent and free of this mire of psychopathology. 

Those who save themselves are to be deeply commended. You have chosen a pathway of healing, restoration and the evolution of the true, authentic, creative self. 

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