Sons of Narcissistic Fathers (SoNF): The Damage It Does and How to Heal

No one knows the devastation a narcissistic father can cause quite like his son. Sons of narcissistic fathers experience the pain of constantly feeling like they are not good enough. They try to prove their worth to their fathers time and time again. However nothing is ever enough for their father, who constantly criticizes and belittles them. This is not only damaging in the present, but it also has long-term implications for their future.

Thankfully, there are several online communities who support survivors of narcissistic fathers. With their help, you can begin to heal the damage that has been done and reclaim your life. You are not alone.

Sons of Narcissistic Fathers have it rough

Some examples of the abusive behaviour of narcissist fathers include:

  • Constantly putting down their son and making him feel worthless
  • Making unrealistic demands and then punishing the son when he doesn’t meet them
  • Telling their son that he is a disappointment or a failure
  • Excluding their son from family activities or belittling him in front of others
  • Using threats and intimidation to control their son
  • Blaming their son for the problems in the family

How to protect yourself

If you are the son of a narcissistic father, there are several things you can do to protect yourself:

If you are a SoNF, know that you are not alone. There is hope for healing and recovery. With time and effort, you can reclaim your life and happiness.

There are many sons of narcissistic fathers out there who understand what you’re going through and can offer support. Seek help from an online community or therapist, and start on the road to healing. You deserve it.

For Further Reading

You might also want to check out the following posts about narcissistic families and the impact of childhood trauma:

And finally, this is my story. I was the scapegoat daughter of a narcissistic father.

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