Hi, I'm new here...nowhere to really begin except I'm struggling with suicidal feelings and severe depression for many years now. I have a mother who has narcissistic personality disorder, and I did not realize that's what was wrong with her until recently. She's kind of crippled me. I've somehow stupidly reached a point where she now controls almost my entire life. I'm tied to her financially and my daughter emotionally and financially. I don't have any self-esteem and I want to take my daughter and run away to get away from my mother's insanity, I'm saving money to do so in a few months. We're going to a place where we don't know anyone at all to start over. But my daughter who is 14 is pulled back and forth on this issue. She wants to leave but my mother keeps buying her things and promising her more, and then my daughter softens. I feel that I'm going to take my life if I don't get us out of here. But I need some advice, someone to listen, someone to help me through this. I'm constantly second-guessing myself because of my mother's influence and her constant little comments meant to both undermine and control me. I don't know who I am but I need to take control of this situation. I'd like to feel not so alone and to know someone else who has struggled with a relationship with a mother like this. I just feel as if I'm going to take myself out even before I've had time to think it through, my inner rage and desperation is so intense right now. I'm a good mother but not a good human being. I am riddled with doubt and all I want to do is be at peace and away from this mother who is not a mother. She doesn't love me, and never has. Please help me. I can't go to counseling and won't borrow the money from her to do so, she'd just try to undo any success I had with it.