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Wicked stepmo.'s picture

The SKs are seeing a new therapist, because OSD doesn't want to see anyone I know. Unfortunately after 30 years I pretty much know all of them.

This SW is one of my old supervisors. Since I will not be participating I wrote her an email identifying all the issues that I know BM, SO and SKs will not admit to.  Especially the PARENTING issues. 

In writing everything down I came to a lot of realizations about Thier issues and family dynamics that were enlightening. Putting it down in writing was very therapeutic for me. 

What I learned was BM is "BPD"

OSD is the "Golden Child"

SO is the " Codependent Enabler"

YSD is the " Scape goat"

And all of them are stuck in their roles in Thier dysfunctional family.


GrudgingSM's picture

And it's been so triggering for me because that was the toxic dynamic I grew up with (I was the golden child). now I have to watch it unfold and can't do anything to fix any of it, and as a recovering golden child, it's so hard for me that I can't have that sense of power and that feeling that I can make it okay. Sorry. I know all of tht was about me and not your situation, but it's helping me to type this out and see it in front of me too. So thank you.

CLove's picture

Except SD14 Munchkin YSD is the co-dependant enabler and DH is the scapegoat.

halo1998's picture

GWR..the golden child

SD - scapegoat

This is the pattern from Beaver's family of origin...

Beaver SR - BPD

Beaver's brother number 2 - scapegoat

Beaver - Golden Child

Beaver brother number 1 - forgotten child

And the cycle will continue since GWR shows all the signs of BPD....