How to Talk to a Difficult, Narcissistic, or Toxic Parent (Without Being Pulled into Their Drama)
- Transcend Mediocrity, Book 75
- Narrated by: D Gaunt
- Length: 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 30-10-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: JB Snow Publishing
Difficult parents and difficult people are everywhere. I estimate that there are far more than 30 percent of the population who have personality disorders and mental illness. Those who are actively seeking treatment are counted on the statistics by NIMH (the National Institute of Mental Health), but the numbers seem low in my personal opinion. Many of us know a large number of people who have mental illness problems or personality trait issues who were never diagnosed.
The truth is that many people with narcissistic personality disorder, OCPD, schizoid disorder, avoidant personality disorder, anti-social personality disorder, psychopathy, conduct disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, battered woman syndrome, paranoid personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and many others don't seek any type of diagnosis or treatment throughout their lives. This is particularly true with males and females who are negative perfectionists suffering from OCPD - rigidness, arrogance, and inflexibility. We often label people as being difficult, eccentric, and a myriad of other names, but we don't consider that they have a personality disorder underlying their terrible and unacceptable behaviors toward others.
Many of us come from families full of people who are exhibiting the various symptoms of personality disorders. Whether or not your family member has a "label" for their condition, they have learned, acquired or grown up with a dysfunctional way of relating to other people.
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By Mum4kids on 24-08-17
Fantastic tool kit for anyone affected by feelings of helplessness in dealing with difficult people. The only bit missing is clear examples of how to verbalise and putting the rules and tools into practice. For as far as I know myself it will be hard to find the right words next time I am confronted with mothers toxic behaviour.
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By Elizabeth on 13-07-16
This audio is to the point. I can easily re-listen whenever I forget how to deal with my mom. I feel validated which means I can respond with compassion for myself first and then compassion for her instead of guilt, anger and frustration. It's been a long journey to realize the strange lies and torment a narc can provide to their children. I've had to feel worthy enough to hold my boundaries despite family anger toward me. Without the number one scapegoat, their lives were effected.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By christina whitt on 27-01-16
This book is Very helpful ! The author hits the nail on the head on difficult people!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful