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Narcissistic Triangulation Sabotages Sibling Relationships

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Narcissistic Triangulation Sabotages Sibling Relationships

When Parents Divide Their Children Through Triangulation

Written by Randi G. Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

Due to the plethora of crazy dynamics, such as narcissistic triangulation, that exist within a family influenced by narcissistic parents, there are many casualties suffered by the children. Not only do they suffer as individuals, the relationships between the siblings suffer as well.

Conflict is a normal part of family dynamics. The fact that a family argues from time to time does not make it a dysfunctional family unit. What makes a family dysfunctional is the emotional pain and confusion that prevails among its members. Families with at least one narcissistic parent are always dysfunctional. Those who grow up in this type of household become saddled with a lifetime of emotional struggles. Some of these struggles are easy to identify, some are not.

It would seem as if siblings suffering together under the strains of crazy parenting would naturally bond together for support, but that does not usually happen in families headed by narcissistic parents. It is no accident that one of the casualties of the NPD family is the relationship between the siblings.