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My boyfriend’s narcissistic mother is targeting me. What do I do?

We are continuing with our weekly segment answering your questions about depression, anxiety, phobia and general life-problem. For this edition, we are responding to questions about narcissism from the website Quora , Youtube and Email. In the future, we hope to answer your questions, so please contact us via email ( or any of our social media accounts. All questions will be answered without using your name for reasons of anonymity.

The long and the short of it is that you have to treat your boyfriend’s mother’s problem for what it is… a disease. Imagine how you would react to a person suffering from schizophrenia or someone who simply is very stressed due to having cancer, you would probably have a lot of empathy towards them.

The next time you meet your boyfriend’s mother, let her be the way she is. Accept her actions whilst keeping in mind that it is her disease that is controlling her. Tell yourself that you have done nothing wrong and that everyone else knows so. Of course, this might be quite taxing so make sure you limit the times you see her to times when you have the energy that you need.

Philip Andersson

Life Coach

Cross Culture Therapy


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Philip Andersson is a life-coach who is currently studying to become a psychotherapist. He treats people suffering from depression, phobias and anxiety. Having been raised in Hong Kong and having lived in England and Japan as an adult, Philip also treats people who are overcome with feelings of displacement and rudderlessness associated with a global-nomad lifestyle such as Third Culture Kids, Cross Culture Kids, Migrants and Asylum Seekers.

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