What do you think about this idea of your mother as being the first archetypal woman and your father, the first archetypal man in your life? It makes sense that we would organise our expectations around these roles and archetypes based on our childhood experiences with our parents.
In my clinic, I often meet people who had mothers with narcissistic traits who then find it difficult as an adult to trust women.
I’d love to hear if you resonate with this. Has this been your experience?