Trapped in the Mirror, by Elan Golomb, PhD, is part memoir, part clinical dissection/observation of life with a narcissistic parent, and also an examination of clinical work with patients who have stuggled with narcissists in their life. This book is among my favorite books on the topic of narcissism and its damaging effect; I’ve read it over and over. It’s the one that broke the code for me, or as one might say, gave me my first “a-ha” moment about the “phenomodisease.”
“Narcissists—you can’t leave them, it’s nearly impossible to love them, and you feel like you want to pull your hair out whenever you’re around them.”
So begins Anne-Marie Bartok’s article over at AgingCare.com, “A Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for a Narcissist.” Bartok interviewed me for her piece, after reading my post on PsychologyToday.com titled “When Your Parent is a Narcissist”
Click the links if you’re a caregiver caring for a parent or someone else who is narcissistic.