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
It’s Not You, It’s Them
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
What is narcissism?
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?
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton