Love

passive aggressive relationships Last week I ran into the spouse of one of my BFF's.  They are currently separated, at her request.  The only impediment to their divorce is her inability to afford a lawyer. He wants them to get back together, and he took the opportunity to plead his case.  He has 3 reasons … Continue reading Love

Measuring up to the “Cool Kids”

I have three blogs to write this week.  Two have the potential to be profound, one is simply catty.  Today I've chosen to go catty. My son spent the weekend with his dad and dad's GF.  The GF lives in the popular development, with what I refer to as "the cool kids".  These are people … Continue reading Measuring up to the “Cool Kids”

The Narcissist Never Changes. Get Used to It.

My ex, a covert narcissist, took a low paying job rather than work for more in our business.  He did this just as it was time to start support negotiations.  He claims he is selling our business (a restaurant) because he has to work too many hours, and he's getting too old - he needs … Continue reading The Narcissist Never Changes. Get Used to It.

Parenting after Abuse

I've been Netflixing the show Parenthood.  I started watching because I no longer have cable, there was nothing on the main stations, and I love Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls.    Halfway through the 1st episode I was hooked.  If I'm not writing, taking care of my home/kids or doing yoga/therapy/meditation, I'm watching Parenthood.  For … Continue reading Parenting after Abuse

Overcoming Parenting with A Narcissist

I chose the word overcoming because I just realized the extent to which I've been marginalized by my ex narc.  Marginalized is also a strong word, and I have included it quite deliberately, because when you read the definition,  "the process whereby someone is pushed to the edge of a group and accorded less importance", … Continue reading Overcoming Parenting with A Narcissist