Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents
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Growing up with a narcissistic mother or father shapes your entire life, and this requires a special kind of support. This group is facilitated by fellow adult children of narcissistic parents. Each facilitator is also a survivor and thriver. This group is led by certified life coaches Angie Atkinson and Colleen Brosnan, along with our experienced admin team.
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Toxic Parents Want Free Rent in Your Head Forever: Healing for Adult Children of Narcissists & ACOAs –Does this sound like you? Are you the adult child of a narcissist? If so, you’re not alone. Join our free support group for adult children of narcissistic parents. Dealing with gaslighting and enmeshment is difficult for any victim of a narcissist, but when you’re the adult child of a narcissist (ACON) – even if you first identified as an ACOA, it’s a lifelong issue that never seems to lose its grip on you – especially if you don’t know about toxic relationships and narcissistic personality disorder.
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The adult children of narcissistic parents support group is for surviving the challenges of life caused by experiencing extreme childhood abuse at the hands of narcissists. You are not alone, there is help available. Our safe, secure group is for people like you, who want to heal and move forward in their lives.
If you were abused by a narcissist as a child, you may be an adult child of a narcissist (ACON). Many ACONs, often called “adult children” who may also be “children of alcoholics” (or other kinds of addicts) experience symptoms such as low self-esteem and depression. Their relationships with others are often tumultuous and difficult. They tend to distrust authority and frequently feel alienated from other people.
Formed as a result of the many requests for such a group from those who have been long-term members of our support group for family and friends of narcissistic partners, this group consists of those whose parents had NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) as well as those whose parents had a Cluster B co-morbid condition.
The group is open to anyone who has experienced the abuse of a narcissist—mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, brother, sister, aunt, or uncle. An adult sibling with no children is welcome. If you are an offspring of someone who suffered from narcissistic personality disorder but did not express it in the family, you are also welcome.
Our Latest Posts on Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents
Narcissists as Good Parents – Impossible? Maybe not, say psychologists.
Can a narcissist be a good parent? While it may seem like an oxymoron, there is actually a very specific set of circumstances in which it’s possible. Dr. Robin Bryman, Dr. Zamecia McCorvey, Dr. Judy Rosenberg, and Angie Atkinson share thoughts on what it would take for a narcissist to be a good parent.
Loyalty Binds, Narcissists, and Parental Alienation (Plus: The One Way a Narcissist Could Be a Good Parent)
Have you ever had to choose between two equally unpleasant options, or be seen as disloyal? If you were raised by a narcissist, you might have experienced parental alienation, and you might have faced such a choice. What is parental alienation? In its most basic...
Want to fast-track your narcissistic abuse healing with a celebrity psychologist?
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Movies to Empower You During the End of Your Toxic Relationship (Narcissistic Abuse Recovery)
Our list of must-see movies for those recovering from narcissistic abuse was compiled through a poll of our narcissistic abuse survivor support groups. Includes reviews from survivors on why they loved each movie… shared the movies and television shows that help them stay focused on their recovery goals (including leaving the narcissist), empowered to take back their lives, and properly distracted as needed
Narcissists And Selective Memory
Narcissists are known for their ‘selective memories,’ but do they really forget things? While the narcissist most certainly can and does occasionally have moments of forgetfulness or things that really slip their minds, in many cases, it can be a smokescreen for the gaslighting techniques they use to control you and manipulate you into doing what they want. Here’s everything you need to know about narcissists and selective memory.
Self-Identifying as an Adult Child of Narcissistic Parents
Did you grow up feeling like you didn't matter, or like you weren't good enough? Did one of your parents teach you that you weren't as important as they were, or did they control every move you made? Or maybe your parent was more of a lazy, hands-off type who didn't...
5 Things Narcissists Say To Make You Self-Isolate From Others
…people who end up in relationships with narcissists usually suffered trauma during childhood that led to them feeling alone in the world. . .didn’t feel loved and supported…so happy and surprised that someone wants to be “our person” finally, we are seduced and hooked by the idea of it…
Narcissistic Abuse: The Disgusting Truth About People Who Don’t Go No Contact
…many of these ‘new experts’ are actual survivors of narcissistic abuse but some are in it for money…they also don’t realize (or don’t care) how painfully invalidating revictimization can be for victims and survivors of toxic relationships…
The #1 Thing a Narcissist Will Never Do
What is the #1 Thing a Narcissist Will Never Do? Validate You. Watch Video. One of the most difficult parts of dealing with a narcissist for me was the constant invalidation of my feelings, my thoughts, and my emotions. Since my first narcissist was a parent, I would...
How Does A Narcissist Treat Their Spouse Sick With COVID-19?
Today, I'm going to talk about what you can expect from the narcissist if you get sick with COVID-19. Plus, I'll share practical tips on how to deal with managing your day-to-day life if you do. Watch video on YouTube. Since we are in the age of a pandemic, I've been...
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