When Is A Mother Not A Mother? When She’s a Narcissist

Photo by Luise and Nic on Unsplash

We often assume mothers carry an instinct to nurture, that somehow mothering comes naturally. At the very least, we believe that the women who appear to choose motherhood want to be good mothers or have it in them to do so. A mother may make mistakes, but on balance, love will carry the day.

But when a mother is a narcissist, she’s not a mother; she’s a monster.

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Amy Punt

Amy Punt

CEO, Punt On Point Media, Two Master’s degrees: Communication/Marketing + Directing for Film & TV. I write at the intersection of trauma/mental health/culture.