Alas, I can completely relate. Our mother was/is a narcissist, and she too would pit my siblings against one another; always controlling the narrative whenever we spoke or didn’t speak to one another, planting seeds for later smear campaigns. As adults, we don’t have any kind of relationship with one another because of this. She preferred her sons to her daughters, so we (girls) got the brunt of her manipulations, gaslighting, and overall abuse. Our brothers were essentially little gods who could do no wrong (the golden children). It sucks when you are the one who is put in the position of being the responsible parent over her, over siblings, only to have everyone turn on you, use you, take you for granted. I too finally stopped having anything to do with any of them, for my own well-being. My con-artist mother and her flying monkeys were never going to change for my benefit.

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