Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Letter to My Malevolent Father

The Pain of a Narcissist’s Daughter

Photo by Şahin Yeşilyaprak on Unsplash

Going through old journals I came upon this heartbreaking letter I crafted for my narcissistic father, who had died years before it was written. It is a reminder of the agony I endured and the despair I experienced recapitulating traumatic enactments with toxic men. It is also a testimony to recovery and resilience. I never thought I’d be free of this



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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 World traveler, love art and nature. I appreciate the absurd.