Narcissistic Parents And Parental Alienation
Co-parenting with a Narcissist can become your worst nightmare, especially if you’re going through a divorce. The nightmare has a name. It’s called Parental Alienation, and it’s one of the cruelest ways Narcissists torture their partners.
Narcissists intentionally create drama and chaos to make you miserable. How better to do that than through your children? It starts with them telling the kids you don’t love them anymore. Or you wish they’d never been born.
They tell despicable lies as examples of your bad behavior. They encourage resentment, doubts, and negative thinking in the children’s minds. And if there’s a new person in the Narcissist’s life?
He/she will be seen as a type of savior who protects them from the uncaring parent. Suddenly, you’re being squeezed out of their lives by your Narcissistic ex’s new supply.
This will drive you crazy. Of course, the Narcissist will enjoy it tremendously. Having to share your children with your ex is bad enough. Competing with the new flame for your kids’ affection is like a stake through the heart.
Parental Alienation Has Lifelong Consequences For Children
The biggest victim will, ultimately, be your children. Kids are easily influenced by their parents, so they’ll believe a good bit of what they’re told. When the Narcissistic parent tells them you don’t care anymore, your child won’t know who to believe.
Even if you’re mother/father of the year, confusing doubts will form in their innocent minds. Sadly, the side-effects of parental alienation can last a lifetime. They include:
- Low Self-Esteem
- Inability To Trust
- Lose The Capacity To Love
- Substance Abuse
- Feelings of Betrayal
- Feeling Unloved
Parental Alienation is a no-win situation, with long-term consequences. And though normal people don’t want their children exposed to adult issues, Narcissistic parents thrive on it. Never mind the damage it does to your kids. That’s of no concern to a psychopath.
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