You are expected to act like a parent to your parent(s). Rather than having your parent(s) care for you. You lose love, approval and privileges.
The scapegoat is blame for family’s problem, the rest of its members are stay in denial to their own contribution to this affairs.
Family is anyone who loves you unconditionally.
Isolating – parent keep the child away from family, friends and peers, punish child for engaging in normal activities.
Family members may align with the narcissist. These narcissist supporters can be the other parent, sibling or extended family.
The scapegoat finds him / herself not only rejected by his / her own immediate family. But possibly by those outside it too.
You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage.
Terrorizing – parents threaten the child verbally, yell, scream, or curse, swing from rage to warmth to rage.
Even if you’re empathic towards family, you are accused of being uncaring for not putting others, especially the narcissist first.
By blaming the scapegoat for the family’s difficulties, they evade their own responsibility.