DO YOU RECOGNIZE ABUSE IN PUBLIC? Once I was completely under his thumb, X carried over his behind-closed-doors abuse into public situations. One of the more memorable outings was a trip to Dillard's with his mom. I can't remember what I did that set him off because in the realm of sanity I hadn't done … Continue reading Abused in Public
Twenty one years ago I married a narcissist. Five years later we were divorced. Sixteen years after that and my life is still affected by the trauma of gas lighting, and verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. I look at these numbers and think how did such a short period of time affect my entire adult life? How did … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Them
By clinical definition narcissism is “an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others' feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement”. (Source: Mayo Clinic) What mental health professionals describe in textbooks and articles was my actual living nightmare. I want to start off this blog by describing some of the traits … Continue reading What is narcissism?
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