What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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The main thing lacking in this article is the one thing that every single one I've read lacks: most of us don't have the luxury of "going no contact" or creating "boundaries". Most adult children of narcissistic parents, like myself, are given no choice but to care for their aging parents. Society expects it. The law expects it. Our faith expects it. Once the parent becomes old or sick. we are drug back into their grasp, with nothing to say about it. That's right. NOTHING. It's a fallacy to assume it's as simple as walking away. A narcissistic parent is no different than an abusive spouse (been there as well, and my childhood is the reason why; we always gravitate to the familiar, even when we don't do it intentionally). The law provides very little actual, real protection from abusive partners and absolutely NONE from abusive parents. This needs to change.
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