Say you're getting married and don't want to invite your parents due to the abuse they visited upon you as a child. And say those same parents are now bullying you for an invitation. What do you do? If you're this bride, you send them an invitation that's so acid-dipped that you can feel the burn from here.
This invitation, created by Redditor Skitzocat and originally posted several months ago (but going viral now, probably due to Valentine's Day) was made in response to her parents' demands that they be included in an event at which they were not wanted. And because Skitzocat's parents are narcissists, there was no way they were going to get the message that they're not allowed (they're uninvited) unless it was sent loud and clear. And damn, was this message serving some pain.
Here's how Skitzocat describes the situation:
So my narcissistic parents abused me for 16 years before I ran away from home. Now they're trying to bully their way (via family, they haven't bothered to speak to me personally) into getting an invitation to my wedding. There was really only one way to respond.
And here's the invite:
Due to the fact that Skitzocat's parents are narcissists, it's unlikely that even this will get through to them. Perhaps they'll even blame their relationship problems on her. But, as with many things that are therapeutic, their understanding isn't what's important, it's the survivor being able to release their feelings and continue moving on through life. I hope Skitzocat's wedding was awesome and that her life is fantastic and that her parents didn't show up and ruin it. (Have you met a narcissist? I wouldn't put it past them.)
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