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

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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

Overt Versus Covert Narcissist

The Circus versus the Magician I just spent time with my uncle, a bon-a-fide covert narcissist of the somatic sub-type (obsessed with his looks & physical prowess).  I had planned to work on implementing boundaries, but it took little time to realize I was fighting a losing battle.   At the end of my time … Continue reading Overt Versus Covert Narcissist