Tag: narcissistic mother

Parentification

In today’s video, I talk about another type of child abuse known as parentification. Parentification isn’t always through the known fault of a parent, as sometimes in single parent families or in families with a special needs child, the parent struggles to keep the… Continue Reading “Parentification”

Infantilization

You might have heard of the term infantilization but you may not realise how incredibly abusive it is when a parent does this to their child. It is only natural for a growing child to start developing independent thoughts, actions and opinions. For a… Continue Reading “Infantilization”

Shame

Shame is caused by negative messages. The shame I am highlighting in this video is caused by dysfunctional parents. Shame is insidious and can have detrimental effects on the way we view ourselves and others. This is something I am very familiar with as… Continue Reading “Shame”

CPTSD= Courage Progress Tenacity Survival Determination

Healing from PTSD is tough! Healing from Complex PTSD is even tougher. In honour of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, I want to tell every single one of you survivors out there that you can look at your PTSD & CPTSD differently, just for… Continue Reading “CPTSD= Courage Progress Tenacity Survival Determination”

Recovery from abuse- 3 basic stages & how to identify whether you have reached the acceptance stage of recovery

Happy Monday fellow bloggers. This is quite a late post, so I hope it reaches some of you. I have just done another video on YouTube, where I talk about the 3 main stages of recovery that someone goes through, in particular concerning the… Continue Reading “Recovery from abuse- 3 basic stages & how to identify whether you have reached the acceptance stage of recovery”

Are you a chronic over-explainer?

Where does over-explaining stem from? People naturally feel the need to make sure their point of view is clearly understood when in conversation with someone else. Nobody wants to be misunderstood when expressing an opinion or thought. What happens however when someone feels the… Continue Reading “Are you a chronic over-explainer?”

Dealing with elderly narcissistic parents

As narcissists start ageing, things actually get much much worse.When they are no longer able to charm others with their good looks, good health & successful business, they start losing control over others and their mask starts to fall. Narcissistic people live their life… Continue Reading “Dealing with elderly narcissistic parents”

What is hoovering?and why you have to protect yourself

  A lot of my posts recently are dedicated to dealing with dysfunctional relationships. I don’t want to lower your mood by any means, but feel it is important to talk about issues that are more common than people think. For those of you… Continue Reading “What is hoovering?and why you have to protect yourself”

Low self-esteem & emotional flashbacks

Healthy self-esteem is essential for good psychological survival. It enables us to feel more fulfilled and secure in our choices, career paths and relationships. When this is lacking however and also goes unchecked, it may lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and… Continue Reading “Low self-esteem & emotional flashbacks”

How to protect yourself from narcissistic parents

A quick 2 minute video on ‘How to protect yourself from narcissistic parents’: Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you would like to use the… Continue Reading “How to protect yourself from narcissistic parents”