IS IT ME? OR IS IT MY MOTHER?
Is Mom: Narcissistic? Borderline? Histrionic?
What It Looks Like, How it Started & The Effect It Has On You
You come away from an encounter with your mother shaking your head. You can’t ever get it right.
Unless you do everything her way the encounter almost always goes south.
You aren’t sure why it has to be this way.
Why does it have to be so hard?
You know mom is difficult but you don’t know exactly what is wrong with her.
Is she Narcissistic, Borderline or Histrionic?
There are important differences between these disorders. Mom may have traits of one or more of these disorders.
You feel like you need to know.
If you knew what to look for you might begin to get a handle on where she is coming from.
Either way understanding and knowledge is power.
As a child, your were at the mercy of mom’s personality. Now as an adult daughter you can start to take some control of your experience.
You can’t change or heal her but you can better cope and navigate your approach when you are informed.
Here is a primer to help.