Meeting Your Needs is the Key to Happiness

Thank you Darlene Lancer for providing this wonderful article for our website! Her website can be found here: whatiscodependency.com   The key to happiness is meeting our needs. Although codependents are very good at meeting needs of other people, many are clueless about their own needs. They have problems identifying, expressing, and fulfilling their needs and […]

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How to Leave a Narcissist or Abuser

Thank you, Darlene Lancer, for providing this wonderful article for our website! Her website can be found here: whatiscodependency.com When we fall in love, it’s natural to become attached and form a romantic bond. But once in love with a narcissist, it’s not easy to leave, despite the abuse. Although you’re unhappy, you may be ambivalent […]

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Can a Narcissist Love?

Thank you Darlene Lancer for providing this wonderful article for our website! Her website can be found here: whatiscodependency.com Anyone who’s loved a narcissist wonders, “Does he really love me?” “Does she appreciate me?” They’re torn between their love and their pain, between staying and leaving, but can’t seem to do either. It’s confusing, because sometimes […]

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5 Ways to love yourself courageously enough to walk away – Susan Ball

free from toxic love because you deserve it 5-Ways to Love Yourself Courageously Enough to Walk Away   Staying in a situation and resenting someone for causing you emotional and physical pain, disrespecting you, and treating you like you are worthless makes no sense at all. Walking away from a toxic or abusive relationship becomes […]

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INTIMATE PARTNER ABUSE AND DIVORCE – Rosemary Lombardy

Thank you Rosemary Lombardy for this great and informative article! Nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner and almost twenty-five percent of all women have been the victim of severe physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. This is unacceptable and must […]

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3 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Narcissist – Lindsey Ellison

Thank You Lindsey Ellison for this great article! Communicating with a narcissist can be frustrating and almost maddening. Trying to reason with them, telling them how you feel, or applying logic often results in an argument that leaves you so exhausted, you often end up giving in. The classic mistake we make is that we believe […]

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Chasing Darkness

Credit A.V. When he looks me in the eyes, I see the hatred towards me. When his lips softly kiss mine, I feel the scars that bore me. When he nibbles so sweet on my ear, I hear the evil that ripped me. When he reaches his hand for mine, I feel the pain they […]

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Recovering Financial Security

A big Thank You to Jennifer Henley for this great article!   Getting Back on Your Feet Begins With Finances Money is America’s biggest cause of stress and anxiety, according to the latest research. It is considered more important than both relationships and work. If you have experienced abuse at the hands of a narcissist, then […]

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The Real Effect of Narcissistic Parenting on Children

Narcissists raise children who suffer from crippling self-doubt. Originally Posted Feb 19, 2018, by: Dr. Karyl McBride on Psychology Today Why does it matter if a parent is a narcissist? How does that hurt a child? You may be asking these questions if you are a person co-parenting with a narcissistic ex; someone raised by a narcissistic parent; one who […]

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7 signs the narc is serving you a ‘word salad’

Thank you Maggie McGee for the great article!!   It takes a while before we cotton onto the fact that there’s something not quite right when in an abusive relationship with a narcissist. Sadly, that initial view we formed of the narcissist based on the mask of perfection they presented to us during love bombing, takes […]

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