Sobriety requires finding natural ways to be happy. Positivity is the key! Here are simple ways to hack into your happy chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin. Remember drug addiction has reduced your capacity to produce these chemicals.
Thirty Healing Affirmations for Daughters of Toxic Mothers, written by Rayne Wolfe, originally posted on the blog 8 Women Dream, but taken from Randi G. Fine at http://randigfine.com/30-healing-affirmations-for-daughters-of-toxic-mothers/.
Narcissistic mothers teach their daughters that love is not unconditional, that it is given only when they behave in accordance with maternal expectations and whims. As adults, these daughters have difficulty overcoming feelings of inadequacy, disappointment, emotional emptiness, and sadness.
The narcissistic family tree. In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving & close to each other. In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other & taught competition. There is a constant comparison of who is doing better & who is not. Some children are favored or seen as the golden child & others become the scape-goat for the parents projected negative feelings. Siblings in narcissistic families rarely grow up feeling emotionally connected to each other.
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