Narcissists are selfish people who fake empathy and caring towards others. Children (especially daughters) of narcissistic mothers grow up in a damaging emotional environment. The mother expects the child to be a miniature version of herself, which is impossible. The child often grows up without receiving an emotional connection from mom. During the child’s teen years, the mother often shames and blames her. It’s also possible that the narcissistic mom sees her daughter as a competitor. This upbringing often results in the child growing into an adult who develops codependent relationships with narcissistic partners. The partners simply replace the mother.
- Narcissists can pretend to care about other and feel empathy for them, but they are focused solely on themselves.
- A narcissistic mother will often see her daughter as an extension of herself and attempt to control every aspect of the daughter’s life.
- The adult child of a narcissist will often choose a partner who is a narcissist because this is the only kind of relationship this person has never known.
“With this type of emotional experience, children of a narcissistic mother often move into codependent relationships with a narcissist.”