Narcissistic Families – Hidden In Plain Sight

Narcissistic families do a very good job of looking “normal” to the outside world.  But inside they are full of self-loathing, hurt, anger, anxiety and pain. The impact of having a narcissistic family of origin can last a lifetime and reveal itself in relationships, behaviours, thoughts and feelings. This guide will reveal the truth behind… Continue reading Narcissistic Families – Hidden In Plain Sight

Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse

Codependency and narcissistic abuse go hand in hand.  The codependent needs to feel wanted and needed.  The narcissist desperately wants and needs that level of attention and commitment to meeting their needs. It is a toxic dance though.  Where no love can survive. “Dear Codependent Partner, I will never say these words to you in… Continue reading Codependency and Narcissistic Abuse

False Memory Creation In Attachment Based Parental Alienation

False memories are a common feature of attachment based parental alienation and are a shared delusional disorder with the aligned parent.  It is one of the hardest elements especially when allegations are made by both children and parents. Professionals have a duty of care to investigate and gather evidence. But how reliable are the memories… Continue reading False Memory Creation In Attachment Based Parental Alienation

What is attachment based parental alienation?

Attachment based parental alienation describes both the impact of a narcissistic borderline parent’s disorganised attachment style and the attachment suppression behaviour in the child.  It is based on well accepted psychological constructs known to the majority of mental health professionals: Attachment (Bowlby) Family systems therapy (Minuchin) Personality disorders (Beck) Complex trauma (van der Kolk) Child… Continue reading What is attachment based parental alienation?