Does A Narcissist Parent Disappear When Their Children Recognize Their Lies?
My Malignant Narcissist ex-husband did.
And when he tried to come back months later, he attempted to hoover both our son and me.
To say it didn’t work is a bit of an understatement.
Colton is autistic.
He doesn’t have a filter that prevents him from saying exactly what he thinks.
So in no uncertain terms, he let his father know he was aware of his bullshit.
And that he wasn’t going to be fooled again,
It would’ve been funny if it hadn’t been so scary.
As is typical of a narcissist, he instantly turned on his son.
And treated him like a sworn enemy.
It became very volatile for a while.
Colton was subjected to a horrible verbal assault that almost turned physical.
When my ex finally gave up on tormenting Colton, he turned on me, of course.
When he finally left, Colton came out of his room, wielding a hammer.
To our great relief, we didn’t hear a word from the narc again for several months.
As a mother, it’s hard to comprehend that a father could hate his own child.
But that’s exactly what happens with a narcissist.
As long as the child remains fooled by the mask, the narcissist will make token efforts.
They’ll at least pretend to care.
But once the child is aware of what lies behind the mask, all bets are off.
At that point, the narc no longer bothers to pretend.
And often simply disappears from the child’s life.
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