8 Reasons for Ghosting and What to Do

8 Reasons for Ghosting and What to Do Big thank you to Darlene Lancer for another great article! Rejection and breakups are hard enough, but being ghosted can be traumatic. It can leave you with unanswered questions that make it hard to move on. Although ghosting also occurs in friendships, it’s usually associated with dating. […]

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Healthy Narcissism?

Healthy Narcissism? By James R. Agapoff IV, M.D., M.S.   When you hear the word narcissist, what do you think? Arrogant. Power driven. Haughty. If you have been in a relationship with a narcissist, your reaction might be visceral. That’s because pathological narcissists are exploitive and tend to act in their own self-interest, especially in […]

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The Key to Healing Narcissistic Abuse

The Key to Healing Narcissistic Abuse Big thank you to Kaleah LaRoche for this great article! I was raised in a dysfunctional, narcissistic family system where there was a lack of compassion, empathy and emotional support.  I was an introverted, sensitive and emotionally aware child and I found it difficult to cope in the family […]

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How to Protect Your Child from a Narcissist Relative?

How to Protect Your Child from a Narcissist Relative? Thank you Daniela McVicker for the great article! Any parent will tell you that keeping an eye on your child 24/7 is a difficult task. Most importantly, this type of observatory upbringing may or may not have adverse effects on the child’s psyche going forward. However, […]

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Trauma after Abuse

Trauma after Abuse Thank you Darlene Lancer for another great article! Codependency robs us of a self and self-love. We’ve learned to conceal who we really are, because we grew up pleasing, rebelling against, or withdrawing from dysfunctional parents. This sets us up for trauma. As adults, even if we’re successful in some areas, our […]

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Is it legal to record in my state?

CAN YOU RECORD YOUR PARTNER During a high conflict divorce, there may be a time where your soon-to-be-ex is ranting or threatening you and recording them can come in handy. Not all recordings are going to be admissible in court so ask your lawyer for advice. If your ex is stalking you or harassing you […]

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RELATIONSHIP AS A SPIRITUAL PATH

RELATIONSHIP AS A SPIRITUAL PATH Thank you Darlene Lancer for another great article! A relationship can be an exciting spiritual path to the unknown. It offers an ever-present opportunity to grow―a path to spiritual transformation and mutual discovery and ultimately the divine when partners open to one another. The concept of spirituality derives from “spiritus,” […]

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The Trance of Fear and Surviving the Narcissist

The Trance of Fear and Surviving the Narcissist Thank you Stephanie M. Kriesberg for this wonderful article! Tara Brach, a psychologist and renowned teacher of meditation writes:”when the emotion of fear works overtime… we are caught in the trance of fear.” Anyone who has experienced a relationship with a narcissist has experienced the trance of fear.  […]

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Dodging Bullets Fired by Narcissists

Dodging Bullets Fired by Narcissists Big thank you to Sherri Heller for another amazing article! How to Spot Them and How to Deflect Them Primary narcissism is an essential part in normal development. A child’s normal narcissistic entitlement is the foundation for a healthy emerging authentic mature character that has a compassionate awareness of self […]

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