For people reading this post who’ve had a Selfish, Neglectful, Narcissistic parent and want to educate themselves, below are links to reputable psychology sites discussing Dysfunctional Families and how it can effect the generations that follow:
(read all the comments, too. amazing insights and other personal stories)
For those suffering from SUICIDAL THOUGHTS, IDEATION, OR PAST ATTEMPTS — Get Professional Help IMMEDIATELY. Cut ties with any person, family or otherwise, who is connected in some close-knit way with a Narcissist. Why? because the influence that a Narcissist has over those around him/her is insidious and will have a direct impact on your mental health and emotional well-being if you do not leave. You can’t change the narcissist anymore than you can change or “enlighten” those that support or defend the narcissist – you will and forever be labelled and treated as the Scapegoat you’ve always been within that family dynamic. You will never be chosen (or sympathised with) over the one with Emotional Control. YOUR OBLIGATION is to SAVE YOURSELF. KNOW yourself. FREE yourself.
You get one life – don’t let your fears make you live it under the thumb of someone else making your choices for you.
May All Be Well.