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
Tag: mental health
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?