Writing about recovering from childhood trauma and growing up with a narcissistic parent – I think it can be difficult. Not the writing itself, and I know exactly where I stand, in everything I write and will say on the Youtube channel. However, I do feel that perhaps a little triggerwarning or disclaimer could do some good – so here goes.

My dad was the one who most often challenged me. I hated him at those times, and I don’t think I’d do it myself had the roles been reversed. But there is a point in being challenged, provoked and triggered.

The thing is, which I tried to explain in my last post, that we are not responsible for our parents and what they did or do to us. What we are responsible for, is ourselves. We are no longer children, so we have to be responsible for ourselves.

I’m not saying I can guarantee that you’ll be challenged, provoked or triggered by anything that I am going to say. But you might. And if you are, ask yourself why – and do something about it. That’s part of our recovery. Doing something about how we feel, how we react, how we respond to those things.

It’s all about growing up, to be more than our parents taught us to be (and what they were/are, themselves). It will never be about making you feel guilty about your situation. I cannot stress this enough. I am never going to make anyone feel guilty – at least not by choice.

If I were you, I’d think of those moments where you might be provoked as wake up-calls. Sometimes, we need someone to snap us out of a certain state of mind, or we’ll be stuck for longer than necessary. On the plus side, whatever I may write or say, is not personally directed to you as an individual. Take it or leave it – after all, that’s totally up to you.

With all that being said, I really do hope that you’ll find the content inspirational. That’s the idea, anyway. And I most certainly hope that I’ll be inspired by you, because I want us to have a conversation. This is not a one-way-street of communication.

And for that reason I invite you to come along. Let’s take this journey together. Let’s find out just how amazing life can be when we move past our then, and into our future. Let’s expand and grow together, and allow ourselves to be just as amazing – if not more, than any of us ever thought possible.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait.

With love.

 

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Eye C : recovery from childhood trauma (narcissistic abuse by a parent)

I grew up with a covert narcissistic mother and a father who overcompensated in a rigid manner.

 

My mother died back in 2001 and I have spent too many years being a survivor. This is where it’s time to recover and be the best version of myself that I can be.

 

It’s important to me to let this be a space where we are creative and positive in our ways to recover from the narcissistic abuse we’ve been subjected to in our childhood. It’s no easy task, but I’ll be damned if I can’t do it.

 

I hope to see you here on the blog – and on the Youtube channel that’ll kick off on January 7 2022.

 

Until then.

 

With love.
Malinka P.