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Siblings Not Encouraged to Be Close: In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving and close to each other. In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other and taught competition. There is a constant comparison of who is doing better and who is not.

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The Harpy's Child She will approach your doctors, your employers, your best friends, your entire family, with some of her "concerns". She always appears deeply and genuinely "concerned". The second she opens her mouth with the word "concerned" BEWARE!!

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The very existence of a scapegoat role in a family signals there is someone who is chronically avoiding responsibility for their actions. Gail Meyers, The Scapegoats of a Narcissistic Mother at http://scapegoatsofanarcissisticmother.blogspot.com/2014/08/5a-scapegoating-narcissist.html

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My Mother In Law should read this and then realize that MAYBE she does have two other grandchildren....cow! But knowing her she won't see or believe her faults. POS

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It is well established that the "martyred mother" in a dysfunctional family is the one controlling and manipulating the entire family. When you hear something like, "I tried to be a good mother, but..." you know the martyr is on stage manipulating.

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