(HANDS RAISED IN DEFEAT) I admit, I'm a Facebook junkie. I scroll through my feed at least a few times a day when things aren't too busy here at work. I love reading brief snippets of interaction among "friends"--some of them known only through the Internet, some not. Inevitably I'll see a pretty photo taken by Scott Weber of Rhone Street Garden fame. I'll read about the goings on of former co-workers and read several quotes and sayings and "Like" them and maybe add my two bits.
I can't remember the exact trail now, but somehow yesterday morning I stumbled upon a Facebook page titled, Freedom From Parental Narcissistic Abuse. How interesting and refreshing to read comments written by fellow survivors of abuse and neglect by non-nurturing narcissistic parents! The struggles we deal with become intrinsic and deep-seeded and affect every area of our lives, despite having worked through much of the pain and mixed messages we were taught.
I had not really given serious thought to labeling my parents as "narcissistic" and I'm not sure it's even all that important to have a definition for their behavior. However being able to identify with (and offer encouragement to) others who are working through the fallout of those behaviors is very refreshing--another reason why I love the Internet.
Any thoughts? What are some of the ways you get confirmation on your quandaries or hobbies or...?