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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.

Dec 29, 2020

There are large number of children who were "raised" by narcissistic mothers. I used the word "raised" with question because these individuals are incapable of true mothering. Psychoanalyst Alice Miller describes the psychodynamics between he narcissistic mother and her child: "The child...was the narcissistically cathected (chosen) 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 who can be used as an echo, who can be controlled, is completely centered, will never desert them, and offers full attention and admiration." 

Many adult children of narcissistic mothers continue to play this role of servant and adorer throughout their lives...They grow up knowing only that they survive by being and remaining attached, fused and loyal only to mother. 

Some adult children through their own self analysis, psychotherapy, support groups, working with their insights, discover that they deserve to be released from this nightmare of captivity. 

They expand the use of their creative gifts. They begin to fledge with practice like a young eagle flying from branch to branch. At some point they move through the air of each day with great skill and purpose and the full activation of their authentic selves. 

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