I Can’t Please My Mother, But I Still Want Her Approval… From An Adult Child of a NPD Mother

As a child, I remember thinking that my mother has to be the best mother in the whole world. I felt like she had all of the correct answers, and as far as I knew, she did. As a teenager, I felt that my mother was strict, but I thought she was “correct” and other parents were just misinformed. Then, in my early 20’s, I started…