Escaping Narcissistic Abuse – the Mt. Everest of Recovery

If you are stuck in a toxic relationship, there are concrete steps you can take to escape. Comparing this endeavor to climbing Mt. Everest, here is a list of steps to take to begin recovery. Using these steps to establish a new base camp for your life.

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Mother!

If you'd like to watch how life with a narcissists goes, watch the movie Mother!  It is difficult to watch because it is so crazy, but it a great representation of how, and why, someone can be trapped by a narcissist. Happy Labor Day weekend!

Impenetrable Boundaries

Every once in a while I find myself re-learning the importance of impenetrable boundaries when dealing with a narcissist.  This week was a refresher course. It started on Monday when my ex narc claimed that his* PowerSchool** was blank, could I tell him what our son's grades were.  I know - seems mighty innocuous, right?  … Continue reading Impenetrable Boundaries

The Art of Diminishment

I am painting my townhouse, and the act of painting has plunged me back in time, forcing me to recall how my ex-narcissist began his campaign of diminishment.  It began with our home renovations. I planned all the renovations.   I came up with creative  design ideas to maximize space, I chose all colors, light fixtures … Continue reading The Art of Diminishment

Balance & the Narcissist

Balance has been on my mind lately, primarily because my lack of it keeps launching me down stairs.  After 6 weeks laid up with a broken foot, I'm determined to regain my balance.  My physical therapist assures me that despite the neuropathy in my feet I can, and will, regain balance. I almost didn't go … Continue reading Balance & the Narcissist

Non-Negotiables and Narcissists

Narcissists Thrive on Non-negotiables!   During the love bombing phase the narcissist learns what your non-negotiables are and emulates them, leading you to believe you've met your "soulmate".  Even if you don't actually believe in soulmates, you will by the time the narcissist is done love bombing you.  All of your non-negotiables, even ones you … Continue reading Non-Negotiables and Narcissists