By blaming the scapegoat for the family’s difficulties, they evade their own responsibility.
The scapegoat is blamed for family’s deep-rooted problems.
Child of a narcissist likely struggle with : self-loathing, trust issues, anxiety or depression.
They never displayed any empathy.
They never asked about your feelings, sympathized with you, or cared.
We human afraid of being rejected or any uncomfortable feelings.
In order to save face and pretend nothing is happen, to protect our self-ego, we may act like nothing is happening and everything is fine.
That’s sad because if we don’t admit there’s a problem, we can never heal.
Do you recognize this symptoms from anyone you know?
Many of child abuse survivors still love their parents, and have been fed a constant narrative that they were the problem.
This is very different from the “closed family”.
Closed Handed family is all members in the family is kind of tied together in a unhealthy way. They can’t grow emotionally and individuality is disappear in this type of family.
I cherish closed and supported family, but not the one that over-cling together. The more you love your child, the more you need to let them grow and have their own lives.
What do you think?
Adult children of toxic parents often don’t really acknowledge that their parents did anything wrong, until therapy.
A healthy family is one that cherish individuality. You gained support while manage to develop your own self identity.
In unhealthy / dysfunctional family, the boundaries are violated and everyone is so enmeshed together emotionally.
This structure will destroy child development, his / her individuality which end up ruin his / her relationship with others when they step into adulthood or have their own families.
How’s your family system and how it affect you?