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40. The Parentified Child

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

Release Date: 12/09/2022

115. Should I Confront Her? show art 115. Should I Confront Her?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Our listener this week recalls a family conversation about her grandmother’s toxic behaviour. However, her mother is oblivious to how she displayed the same behaviour, and the lasting effects it had on our listener. Despite her mother’s difficult relationship with alcohol and emotional manipulation, our listener doesn’t want to rock the boat by saying how she’s feeling and asks, can there ever be healing in confrontation? Listen to...

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114. Can I Protect Myself & Keep My Siblings? show art 114. Can I Protect Myself & Keep My Siblings?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Growing up in the shadow of her siblings, our listener has recognised the toxic traits that were always excused and enabled. Despite going low contact, she's struggling with the idea of giving up on her siblings when she's been taught that "family is everything". Can a relationship with her siblings be salvaged, and should it? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going...

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113. Mother in Law + Trauma = Smothering. What Do I Do? show art 113. Mother in Law + Trauma = Smothering. What Do I Do?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Our listener this week shares how her kind and generous mother-in-law is "the nicest person you could ever wish to meet", with an enticing ability to keep the peace. But digging deeper, it appears there's so much more to her fawning and people-pleasing behaviour. As worry and exhaustion bubble to the surface, our listener asks how she can protect someone that doesn't believe they deserve protecting? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult...

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112. Is My Mother Toxic or Am I Being Unfair? show art 112. Is My Mother Toxic or Am I Being Unfair?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) TW: Pregnancy loss Despite a history of cold, abusive behaviour from her mother leading to a trail of broken family bonds, our listener is haunted by the notion that 'life is short'. She is questioning whether she was right to go low contact, or will she regret her decision in the future? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going on. We talk theories and strategies in our...

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111. YNTP Book Launch show art 111. YNTP Book Launch

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) This week we break from the usual format to talk about one of the most surreal weeks we've had, embarking on a whistlestop media tour of Ireland to launch YNTP! Plus, we make In Sight history as we are actually recording in the same room for the first time - catch the video on YouTube! We talk theories and strategies in our exclusive Patreon show, The Freudian Slip. Unlock instant access to over 50 episodes today on our Patreon page, including...

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110. Can a Narcissist Change? show art 110. Can a Narcissist Change?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: , (affiliate links) As her father prepares to reconcile with her abusive mother, our listener feels like she's at breaking point. Her father begs her to put their differences aside for a family wedding, but she can't put her mental health at risk again. For the sake of her father she asks whether a narcissist is capable of change, or is this yet another spin on their Merry-Go-Round relationship? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer...

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109. Interview with Harriet Shearsmith - The Book! show art 109. Interview with Harriet Shearsmith - The Book!

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: , (affiliate links) This week we chat with previous guest Harriet Shearsmith, author and host of Unfollowing Mum. After Harriet's exclusive early access to 'You're Not the Problem', we hear how the book has impacted her, what she's learned from it and how things have been since we last caught up! Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going on. Find Harriet on . We talk theories and strategies in our...

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108. When is a golden child not a golden child? show art 108. When is a golden child not a golden child?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: , (affiliate links) This week we're sharing one of the most popular episodes of our exclusive Patreon show, The Freudian Slip. As part of our series examining family roles, we take an in-depth look at the child that ISN'T the golden child. We explore the background and the ramifications of this role - enjoy! Content warning: mention of medical procedures/pain   We talk theories and strategies in our exclusive show, . Unlock instant access to over 50 episodes today on our...

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107. Why Can't I Communicate With My Husband? show art 107. Why Can't I Communicate With My Husband?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: , (affiliate links) This week our listener explains that no matter the situation or her part in it, she always feels like the problem. She describes her husband as a good man with a warm heart, but struggles to communicate with him in a way that helps him understand her needs. She asks, is it simply different love languages, or something else?  Content warning: mention of suicide attempt Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer...

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: , (affiliate links) This week our listener struggles to come to terms with how differently he is treated compared to his sibling. Despite his brother leaving a trail of chaos and personal attacks, their parents seem to do everything they can to avoid holding him accountable. Our listener asks, what happens now? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going on. We talk theories and strategies in our exclusive...

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