For some reason, I felt strongly that God wanted me to remind my readers of two facts that many children of narcissistic parents struggle with. I’m sorry this isn’t a new or unique word today. I firmly believe it is important, & something God wants you to remember though, so that is why I’m sharing it
Fact #1: Your narcissistic parents are NOT your responsibility. They are adults, entitled to make their own choices (even the bad ones). It is NOT your job to fix your parents or protect them from the consequences of their horrible behaviors. Your parents’ lives are 110% their responsibility.
Fact #2: While your parents have the right to live their lives their way, you posses the same right. You are entitled to live your life however you see fit. This also includes the right to protect yourself from your toxic, narcissistic parents. You are NOT being a bad son or daughter by protecting yourself from your parents or refusing to tolerate their manipulations & abuse. Tolerating abuse is never honorable, loving or good for either the abuser or the victim.
I know these two facts can be difficult to remember sometimes, Dear Reader, especially when you’re still in a relationship with your narcissistic parents, but you need to remember them! They will help you to refuse to accept the blame & responsibility for things that you shouldn’t accept blame & responsibility for. They also will help you to avoid falling for the cruelty & gaslighting of your narcissistic parents.