Hi all, I think these two are inter-twined. I have a controlling 82 yr old mother who is a narcissist. I became codependent at an early age because she smothered me. She needed to control & I thought I needed her. NOW I am a adult (finally) and my eyes have opened WIDE to see the insanity. You don't know how many times "I tried" on my own to get free. Only to be pulled back in like on a bungie cord. I can now be FREE. I am reading all I can to help me build my self esteem way up.
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