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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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

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

Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

My youngest son drove me to a Dr's appointment tonight.    It's often illuminating spending time with captive children, and tonight did not disappoint. My son has recently started working as a cashier in the market down the street from our home.  While waiting for my prescription, he launched into a tirade about how much … Continue reading Acting, Lies & the Narcissist

Begin Again – Without Judgement

ser·en·dip·i·ty ˌserənˈdipədē/ noun the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way This is the state of my life.  It seems like every time I turn around something new is happening that is beneficial and unforeseen.  This morning was a great example. My son's GF just accepted a job with … Continue reading Begin Again – Without Judgement

Divorcing a Covert Narcissist Really Hurts

After 2 1/2 years of this  divorce process you'd think I would be over the pain.   After all that has happened, during our marriage and during the divorce, I am still amazed when I feel like I've taken a dagger to my heart. I know my spouse is a psychopath.  I know he messed … Continue reading Divorcing a Covert Narcissist Really Hurts