The Cycle of Narcissistic Relationships

Relationships with narcissists often go through a painful cycle that is a predictable outgrowth of narcissistic personality disorder. Central to understanding a narcissist’s behavior is that their relationships are transactional. Their impaired boundaries and lack of empathy prevent them from seeing other people as separate three-dimensional beings with needs and feelings of their own. Thus, […]

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The Pain of Accepting Love Was Not Real with a Narcissist

Fully understanding what it means to be supply Unto itself, the severing of an attachment with a romantic partner tests us to our limits even when both parties are compassionate and kind. Indeed, going through a breakup is difficult enough without the added trauma of facing it was all a horrifying lie. Unfortunately, this is […]

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Lessons Learned From The Narcissist

If you have been in a relationship with someone with a narcissistic personality disorder or even one who has some traits of narcissism, no doubt you have been hurt deeply.  Having a family member, parent, or sibling with narcissism can cause great harm.  Emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse – this type […]

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Making Meaning of Narcissistic Abuse for the Spiritual Woman

I don’t think I am the only woman with a deep spiritual relationship, and values, who has wanted to bang her head against a wall trying to understand the crazy-making behavior of someone she loves. The crazy-making abuse, the lack of empathy, and the desire to hold on to it all for dear life, because […]

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The Winter Solstice — Christmas As A Time of Spiritual Rebirth

December 22 marks the beginning of rebirth — following the year’s shortest day. The winter solstice, since ancient times, represented symbolically the death and rebirth of the Sun, marked by a festive holiday on December 25th, Saturnalia, honoring the pagan sun god. This day came to be Christmas marking the birth of Jesus, who represented […]

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Signs of Healthy Boundaries

Healthy boundaries are essential in recovery from codependency. They both build and reflect self-esteem. Learning to have healthy boundaries is an essential aspect of individuating and becoming an individual and autonomous person. Boundaries are learned in childhood. Some dysfunctional families are enmeshed and your individuality and boundaries are ignored or openly disrespected in words or […]

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Healing From Narcissistic Abuse by Randi Fine

Healing From Narcissistic Abuse: What You Know Intellectually is Not What You Feel Emotionally by Randi Fine Are you feeling frustrated with the narcissistic abuse healing process because what you know intellectually is not what you feel emotionally? By now you have likely read and listened to everything you could find on narcissistic abuse. You consider yourself […]

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How I Recovered from Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome

Thank you Sherri Heller for sharing another great article! Mom’s stealth narcissism was obscured by her schizophrenia. Dad was more blatantly sadistic and malignant, yet he seemed to be the saner of the two. I can say now they were both comparably deranged, just in different ways. Life is so much clearer in hindsight. By […]

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