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Family Scapegoat Quiz FSA

Are You the ‘Family Scapegoat’? (10 Question Quiz)

It would be nice to believe that when children turn into adults they are somehow magically released from the ‘family scapegoat’ role. However, this is not at all the case. In fact, many individuals who come to me for therapy suffer from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) due to continued family abuse that has resulted in them feeling psycho-emotionally paralyzed and worthless – even suicidal.

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Scapegoated by Family and in Contact? Try These 12 Self-Care Strategies

SCAPEGOATED BY FAMILY & IN CONTACT? Try these 12 Self-Care Strategies! (From the author of the best-selling book, Rejected, Shamed, & Blamed).

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Narcissistic Parents and the Martyr Parent Ploy

One of the ways that a narcissistic parent marginalizes their child is to demean them and put them down – This is particularly the case with the ‘scapegoat child’. An example of such marginalization tactics is evident in what S.P. named the ‘Martyr Parent Ploy’, which we consider to be a form of covert narcissism.

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5 Critical Things to Know About Family Scapegoating Abuse (FSA)

Because family scapegoating processes can be insidious and subtle, many adult survivors do not realize that they are suffering from a most egregious (and often chronic) form of systemically-driven psycho-emotional bullying and abuse, with all of the painful consequences to body, mind, and spirit…