Parentification – The Role of the Parentified Child in Narcissistic Families

parentification

Parentification is a term used in psychology that refers to the role of a child in a family where the roles of parents and children are reversed. In this type of family, the child often takes on responsibilities and tasks that should be carried out by parents. This can happen in different ways, and have different effects on the child.

The Narcissist and the Enabler – A Match Made in Hell

enabler

Enablers are often characterized by their unwillingness to set boundaries with the narcissist and their need to please them at all costs. They usually have low self-esteem and feel like they can’t survive without the narcissist in their life.

The Glass Castle – A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle a Memoir by Jeannette Wells

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a compelling memoir about four children growing up in extreme poverty, resulting from the erratic behaviour of their parents, who possibly were struggling with untreated mental illness. At the beginning of the book the family is poor and living a chaotic life. They are constantly on the move … Read more

Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Family Abuse

Charlie Tyrell about breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse

The intergenerational cycle of family abuse is a pattern of violence, abuse, and neglect that is passed down from one generation to the next. This cycle can occur within families, as well as between intimate partners. The cycle of abuse often begins with one person exerting power and control over another. This may be through … Read more