How to Turn Your Child into a Doormat: A Personal Account of Growing up in the Shadow of a Narcissist
In the wee hours of the night, her child-self awakens her and speaks of experiencing a convoluted type of abuse— narcissistic parental abuse. No longer able to deny what happened in the past, she works at putting the pieces together to understand why she is so emotionally and mentally damaged. In the process, she discovers there are others who have suffered the same plight—adult children of narcissists, domestic violence victims, and prisoners of war. What they shared in common was the experience of being brainwashed.