You Might Have Been Raised by a Narcissist

If you grew up with a parent
who put their needs above yours,
you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you were in charge of cleaning house for your parents, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve been lying to bill collectors since you were five, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you grew up not knowing your relatives because your parent didn’t like them, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you grew up with flying monkeys and know how to avoid them, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you were neglected by parents who ignored your needs, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you have night terrors about moving again, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve worn out the carpet walking on eggshells, you most definitely have been raised by a narcissist.

If you kept the family secrets from the church, cops and neighbors, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you dreamed of being yourself, but were afraid to anger your parent, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you spent any part of your childhood hiding your body or your soul, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you have PTSD whenever you walk near the belt section in a department store, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you had to get up early to make coffee for your parents, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve been hit because the car wouldn’t start, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you earned money, but your parents spent it, you were probably raised by a narcissist.

If you grew up being told white lies don’t hurt anyone, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve felt guilty or sorry for being born, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve groveled to a parent who never apologizes, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve been fired because you can’t stop apologizing, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you are the black sheep—the one who got away, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you got your self-worth from people pleasing, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you have been called mentally ill for speaking the truth, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you felt smothered by a controlling parent, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If one of your parents treated you like a spouse, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve rolled over like a doormat so they could use you again, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve felt your parent’s pain before your own, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you aren’t sure who you are because you’ve tried to please your parent, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve been scapegoated so many times the family treats you like satan, Oh yeah, you were raised by a narcissist.

If your parent seems to lack a conscience, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you planned your life choices around the belt, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve been called selfish for spending your own money, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you have a high level of empathy for your apathetic parent, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you have a parent who blames you for their mistakes, you might have been raised by a narcissist.

If you still have a parent who lies to you or about you, you were abso-fuckin-lutely raised by a narcissist.

If your parent won’t follow the rules or laws of the land, you were probably raised by a narcissist.

If you’ve ever worried you might be a narcissist, or answered yes to many of these situations, you are probably NOT a narcissist, but the chances are pretty good that you might just have been raised by one.

 

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