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Children of Narcissistic Abuse Always Have a Debt to Pay

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

Narcissistic Parents: It's All About Them

Narcissistic Abuse and Guidance with Randi Fine

Narcissistic parents believe they own their children. Whatever they do for the child is considered a sacrifice, so the child always has a debt to pay. Whatever the child achieves is owned by the parent too. Perhaps it was the parent's constant nagging or urging that got the child there, or maybe it was the parent’s genes or talents that made the success possible. And the achievements only matter if they please the parent or give him or her something to brag about. It is always all about them.

~Randi Fine

Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing and Recovery Second Edition