Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness.
I will take everything negative about my mother and flip it in my life: I will create a welcoming and warm home life; I will express love and encourage others daily; I will extend myself to those in need and I will remember: a life well-lived is the best revenge.
I can NOT emphasize this enough when I counsel women with abusive Narcissist mothers. You have a duty and an obligation to PROTECT your children from the very things your mother did to you. She WILL do those same things to your children, it is only a matter of time and there are NO exceptions to this rule. ~ A.L.N.