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Yes the narcissistic parent absolutely can make their child codependent on them. They groom them by making them the golden child or they can go the other way and make them feel inadequate and dependent on them, either way the child ends up needing the narcissistic parent's continuous approval in order to feel adequate as a person.

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Firstly expect them to respond with surprise anger and disgust because they no longer have control over you. This they will NOT like. Hopefully you are now in a place where u do not need the approval of your family or children. If not please get therapeutic support to bring you to this place.

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From my experience in my work most clients who were unsure and stayed in the relationship because of their partner's insistence regretted their decision.

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