Alcoholism was secondary to her full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Only by birthright was she the girl’s mother; mothering was not part of her personal job description; on the contrary, her mother was highly qualified in the art of cruelty.
The girl’s father was Mother, NPD’s, Enabler. He neither stopped the abuse, and in fact, sometimes joined in with laughter. Eventually, he became a mere shell of his former self, as the girl’s mother, the demon, reigned her abuse over the father, too.
The girl’s sister, the Golden Child, could do no wrong; whereas, the girl, the Scapegoat, could do nothing right. Punished in shameful and humiliating ways, she had nearly fully broke by the age of five years old.
She was born as a target; subjected to all forms of heartless abuse, the demon used her as a plaything in accordance with her fuel needs. All of her mother’s playthings would eventually be discarded, but not before suffering grueling decades of devaluation.