The memes are this page are devoid of all humor. They can be triggering and upsetting to those who have survived similar abusive situations. They are also excellent teaching tools, however, which is why they are here. I believe they show the subtle ways narcissists and their flying monkeys work.
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Memes Courtesy Of My Parents
I admit, my assessments of these items seems very harsh, but I can tell you that I am absolutely certain they are accurate. After a lifetime of dealing with not only my parents but plenty of other narcissists, I have learned a LOT about how they think.
Keep in mind that my mother and I have not spoken since the big argument I had with my parents on May 5, 2016. She still sends birthday and anniversary cards to my husband and I, even though we do not respond.
This is what was on the inside of my mother’s birthday card to my husband in October, 2018.
My father gave me his Bible in the late 1990’s to place in his coffin when he died. In 2017, he died, and I knew I needed to keep that promise in spite of being no contact with him at the time. What I didn’t expect was when I opened the Bible for the first time, to find he had kept notes about the abuse my mother perpetrated on me and the terrible things she told him about me. I read them for the first time on the day of his funeral. Below are his actual notes, in his handwriting, followed by me typing them out (since his writing is a bit hard to read when it was scanned) along with some of my comments.
Sharing this isn’t easy, because I don’t want anyone (in particular, the flying monkeys who were so awful to me as my father was dying) to make assumptions. This is not about me trying to make excuses for being no contact or ruin my parents’ reputations. I simply am using this as a learning tool. It shows many good examples of gaslighting and verbal abuse.
My father’s notes, part 1
My father’s notes, part 2
My father’s notes, part 3
This is a great lesson in flying monkey tactics, courtesy of my mother and her attorney, shortly after my father’s passing in 2017.
When my mother in-law died, my mother sent my father in-law a sympathy card with this note inside. I should have suspected this would happen. My parents were very impressed with my in-laws’ “big happy family” facade. Naturally my mother would think this was a good time to gain my father in-law’s favor, when he was in a weakened state emotionally.
Here are some typical things narcissists say and what they really mean…
There are plenty of differences between a real apology and a narcissist’s apology. Here is some information to show you the differences.
Ever wonder what the flying monkeys really mean? Here are translations of some of their common phrases..
All narcissistic parents work hard to make their children believe harmful things. These are some examples.
From time to time, we all need a little reminder that we too have rights…
Writing can help bring clarity to a situation like nothing else. Feel free to print this image and fill it out. It can help you to see why the things your narcissistic parents told you were wrong. Admittedly this may not seem funny at all… however, when you start really thinking about the outrageous things your narcissistic parent said about you, it may start to strike you a bit funny. It did me. Some of the things my mother has accused me of are so outrageous, they are actually funny. Yes, they hurt terribly at the time she said them, but after learning about Narcissistic Personality Disorder, I had to laugh at the insanity of the comments. I hope you can too. If you can’t, then I hope you can see why the statements said about you were completely inaccurate!