Bloom Like an Orchid

Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse   A friend gave me this orchid last September.  She told me Orchids require sun, so I put it on a shelf by my front door that gets light.  Then I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  A few months later,  two leaves were cracked, one with what appeared to be a … Continue reading Bloom Like an Orchid

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Drama Feeds Narcissists

If you have children, you are familiar with the difficulty of getting them to do chores.  You start calmly explaining what they need to do, they respond "sure", then wander off and turn on the TV.   You wait a few minutes, convinced that they are mulling over the project and intend to get to it … Continue reading Drama Feeds Narcissists

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I have struggled with my bosses.  According to my therapist, I am expecting people who have consistently demonstrated that they don't have my back, to have my back.  An old pattern of mine,  and the definition of crazy! This weekend was my Ovarian Cancer walk.  The walk is held by a foundation I support all … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Bank Of America – Power Mongers

Not sure what a PS is when put before the blog, but had to add this information I stumbled across.  It is all a scam, with tax payers $.   https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/bank-of-america-rico/pressrelease/bank-of-america-rico-appeals-court-reverses-rico-fraud-class-action-against-bank-of-america-allowing-homeowners-lawsuit-to-proceed   Bank Of America.   Wow.  Just wow. The details are complicated, so I'll try to sum up what has happened quickly.  I was … Continue reading Bank Of America – Power Mongers

Swimming in a Sea Of Insanity

  “It hurts to look at the clouds, but it also helps, like most things that cause pain.” ― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook When my middle son was a toddler he would ask me questions.  A lot of questions.  Questions I couldn't answer.  He didn't ask the usual unanswerable questions, like "why is … Continue reading Swimming in a Sea Of Insanity

The Lie Sundae: The Narc’s Weapon

The Worse thing about being lied to is knowing you weren't worth the truth. I recently read these words, by an author I don't know, and I've been thinking about them.  I imagine in  a healthy relationship this might be true.  I've not been in a healthy relationship, so I don't know.  Do healthy couples … Continue reading The Lie Sundae: The Narc’s Weapon