Things You Know When You’re the Child of a Narcissist

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I went half my life without realizing my mother was a narcissist.

She was self-centered, eccentric, and lacked empathy, but I didn’t put the pieces together until her narcissism became undeniable.

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Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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Christine Schoenwald

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Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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