You may have heard of Jennette McCurdy’s book I’m Glad My Mom Died. Hearing that title, most everyone had a different reaction. Some were shocked that she would say something like that, never mind title her book that. Some were intrigued to see what her Mom could have done that was soooo terrible. What made Jennette and her mom’s relationship so toxic, and what can you look out for in your own relationships? Was she a narcissistic mother? Let’s take a look at a few ways Jennette McCurdy and her mom’s relationship was unhealthy.

TRIGGER WARNING: Our video and Jennette McCurdy’s book, I’m Glad My Mom Died, discuss topics such as eating disorders, sexual assault, sexual harassment, abuse, and mentions of unaliving oneself. If these topics are triggering to you, please feel free to skip this video.

DISCLAIMER: This video is based on the thoughts, feelings, words, and experiences of Jennette McCurdy that were told in her book, I’m Glad My Mom Died. This video doesn’t reflect the thoughts and opinions of Psych2Go or the writer.

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What happens when a dark empath meets a narcissist? We made a video on that too: https://youtu.be/I68jzJ-vcYI

Writer: Brie Villanueva
Script editor: Caitlin McColl
Script manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
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