Fierce Cork Woman is British-Irish, in her 40s, married with two children. She has a degree and PhD in a hard science and has at various times been a research scientist, writer, teacher and educational consultant.
Her mother-in-law (MIL hereafter) has narcissistic personality disorder and her husband is in the early stages of coming to terms with his mother’s dysfunctional behaviour and its impact on the family.
FCW is in contact with a community of similar people via the web and has gleaned much useful information, many tips and insights in her years of dealing with MIL and is blogging this here to help herself make sense of it all and to help others in similar situations.
FCW is not a professional psychotherapist and cannot give individual advice to anyone.