True Union for the “n” Parent

“For the narcissist, true union is much too frightening…joining represents loss of self. The narcissistic person, rather, will annihilate the other in order to “live.” Now add a child to the dynamic. We see the potential for the narcissistic person to grow increasingly jealous, envious, and enraged as their child threatens to transfer the affection and admiration they crave to others (a spouse, or a child, for example)….The parent may act out and find new ways to be noticed.”

Adapted from When Your Parent Is a Narcissist