Narcissistic men are always on the prowl, the search for the perfect woman. She must be beautiful, even ultra-gorgeous, adoring of him, compliant and willing to be manipulated and follow his orders. There are many women in this category who have made this decision to put their lives and destinies in absolute alignment with a narcissistic partner. The psychological truth about the nature of narcissistic men and their attitude toward women is the reverse from the image that is perpetuated.
When the narcissistic mother chooses a son as the perfect child, the answer to all of her dreams, this is fateful for her child's life and for every woman with whom this budding narcissist will have a partnership or marriage. There is a deep psychopathology between narcissistic mothers and their chosen sons. Although there is no literal seduction of the son, the narcissistic mother is erotically and psychologically fused with him. In these family constellations, the husband has been neutered by the narcissistic wife. These women keep their spouses around for image purposes and the lifestyle and secure financial arrangements.
The narcissistic mother at times fuses psychologically with her son. She does not make a distinction that he is separate from her. She possesses him like an indispensable object. Frank Lloyd Wright's mother referred to her son as her Prince. This is the classic role of the chosen narcissistic son. The enmeshed son is flattered by this form of adoration and feels an enhanced ego as a result of his mother's extraordinary attentions. Unconsciously, the narcissistic son despises the woman who gave birth to him for her fusion which she will not break. Beneath the surface the narcissistic son despises his mother for harnessing him to her. Another byproduct of this use of the son as an object of adoration and psychological imprisonment is the narcissist's hatred of women in general which originates from their fear of women. Much of this comes from the primal narcissistic mother's pulling the puppet strings of her narcissistic son's life. He has become her creation. Deep down he is a false grandiose self.
Inside these narcissistic sons are empty, feel restless, enraged and worthless. They have never been allowed to develop as authentic human beings. The psychological seduction by the narcissistic mother foments a hatred of her that lies deep in the unconscious of the narcissistic son.The narcissistic mother never allows her son to become a real man. She eclipses his manhood with her erotic promise of psychological fusion. This is devastating to the narcissist. The emasculated narcissistic son spends his life taking advantage of women--wooing them, seducing them, discarding them--one right after the other. He cheats on women, treats them with disrespect, uses them as objects and eclipses their lives. The narcissistic mother's damage to her son lives long after her in the ravaging effects the narcissist has on every woman that he brings into his life. Learn to identify and deal with narcissistic men (and women). Visit my website: thenarcissistinyourlife.com
Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.
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