Who Must Bridge The Divide?

How do I put this into words......... While I am not proud of how I behaved, last weekend I finally lost it with my parents.  After spending the past year, hell  - my entire life - trying to keep them happy, do the "right" thing, meet their needs, I lost it.  I was accused of … Continue reading Who Must Bridge The Divide?

The Humiliation of Divorcing A Narcissist

During this 3rd year of my separation I've become increasingly reclusive, and I haven't been sure why.  The other night I figured it out. I was talking to a friend who had just scarfed down 2 bagels and pound of M & M's and was in a shame spiral.  I'm the ideal person to call … Continue reading The Humiliation of Divorcing A Narcissist

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