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  1. Therapy Route 18/09/2018 at 11:39 am .

    Brilliant to see that people are taking this seriously. It was only well into my twenties that I started to realize that I have grown up with narcissistic parents

    It was only through training as a psychotherapist that this started to take shape. They were (and still are) no doubt trying their best so this would complicate the picture. Children are often infused by their parents’ outlook, they (and I) easily identify with their parent’s subjective experience and don’t have the necessary ego strength or enough solidity in their identity to be able to say “Erm, no that part is definitely you and not me”. This renders them at a major disadvantage I n alter life as significant energy (and in my case, expensive therapy) is required to interrogate every element of their identity to establish what is true and what is the result of identifying with parental projections.

    A task complicated by feelings of guilt and shame at the thought of how injured these loved parents would be should they discover how their image is changing in the minds of their children. I wondered how we might be able to introduce parents to these effects when we work with them and wanted to ask if this forms part of your program?

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