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If Your Parent Was Depressed

If you were raised by parents who were depressed, there may have been a reversal of roles. Rather than having the experience of being taken care of, you may have had to take care of your parent. Because children feel sorry for depressed parents, you may be unaware of what you missed in their unavailability. […]

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If Your Parent Was Narcissistic

Children can be damaged by excessively entitled or self-centered parents because the parents’ needs for mirroring, praise, and empathy get prioritized over the child’s. Self-centered parents may greatly attend to the child when the child enlarges the parent, and ignore him or her when the child is involved in ways that leave the parent out. […]

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