Should We Have Compassion for Aging Narcissistic Parents?

You don’t expect it to happen. But it does. Your narcissistic parent one day seems old to you. Frailer inShould we have compassion for this aging narcissistic parent? body, but not so much in personality.

She may need help getting groceries. Maybe she can’t drive anymore.

Suddenly, no matter what boundaries you’ve erected in the past, you find yourself facing a dilemma. Without you, your mom can’t get groceries, get to the doctor, or pick up her medicine.

When this happens, what are your responsibilities?

The Demands of an Aging Narcissistic Parent

Over the last couple of years I’ve lived this dilemma with my father. He lived alone in a one bedroom apartment. His personality had finally driven everyone away, so he was left with a single friend that sometimes provided rides or picked up a few groceries. Continue reading