Rejection is a huge part of narcissistic abuse. It may not seem like it at first, but when you think about it, it really is.
Rejection isn’t only kicking someone out of your life. Rejection can take many other forms.
Telling someone that they aren’t good enough is a form of rejection.
A parent failing to protect their child is rejecting the child.
Not allowing a child to have any rights is rejection.
Not hearing a child is rejection.
Invalidating a child is certainly rejection.
Treating a child as if the child has no value is rejection.
Rejection in childhood is extremely damaging. It can destroy a child’s self-esteem, inhibits their ability to trust people, & makes them relate to others in unhealthy ways. They can develop anxiety or anger problems.
To undo this damage, prayer is vital, in my opinion. Ask God where to start.
I also believe that learning what the Bible has to say about you is very important. I created a list of positive affirmations, & put them on my website. Feel free to print them out if you like. They can be found here: http://cynthiabaileyrug.com/Positive-Affirmations.php
Another thing that I find is important is realizing that any parent who rejects her own child has problems. Narcissists are incredibly dysfunctional in their thinking, which is why they hurt even their own children. They have problems! Normal people don’t deliberately hurt anyone, especially their own children.
Dear Reader, just because you have been rejected by your parent doesn’t mean you are bad or flawed or whatever they said about you. You are a child of God, & God doesn’t make mistakes!
Psalm 27:10 “Although my father and my mother have abandoned me,
Yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child].” (AMP)