When the Narcissist Promises to Change

There comes a point in the relationship with a Narcissist when your soul cries out for your help and you intend to honor it.  You make an effort to implement No Contact, and you’re serious about it this time.  You realize that if you don’t leave your abuser, you will never recover from the long-term emotional abuse and…

SIX WAYS TO NOT DATE A NARCISSIST

  Narcissists are hard to spot. At the beginning of the relationship they often shower their loved one with gifts and compliments, making you feel like a million dollars. They act as though they have their sh*t together and are incredibly confident, which ultimately makes you fall in love with them. But as soon as…

7 Of The Most Harmful Narcissistic Manipulation Tactics

We Would Like To Think Of Ourselves As People Who Can Spot And Avoid Manipulators, But Narcissistic Manipulation Is A Special, Sneaky Kind Of Toxic.   There are two types of narcissists. One revolves around the person who is self-absorbed, and obsessed with their attire, hairstyle, and everything involving their looks, or what they own. That…

This Is Why Unloved Daughters Attract Narcissists

The daughters of unloving mothers have a lot of issues which come from having lived a cruel, crazy-making lifestyle. Here’s why they attract narcissists: I think that living with a Narcissistic Mother is possibly one of the most horrendous abuses of children, because – depending where on the Narcissistic Spectrum our mother is located – it can be so…

“Reactive Abuse” They Call You Abusive for Reacting To Their Abuse

A very common aspect of psychological abuse and manipulation is for the abuser to claim that the victim is being abusive towards them. I’ve written about the abusers “victim complex”, and “gaslighting” in this manner before. But right now I want to address the specific scenario in which the victim snaps at the abuser. They endure and…

I Was In An Abusive Relationship And I Had No Idea Until I Left

There were red flags, but I didn’t notice. Whenever I saw my friends in emotionally abusive relationships, I was always the first person to object and tell them they could do better. I rolled my eyes as they excused the behavior and listed all their abuser’s good qualities, telling me I just didn’t understand. I was…

10 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist

“That’s enough of me talking about myself; let’s hear you talk about me.” ― Anonymous narcissist “It’s not easy being superior to everyone I know.” ― Anonymous narcissist The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those…

20 Glaring Signs You Are Married To a Narcissist #11 is shocking

By Christine Nanfra for DivorcedMoms.com Odds are that through the years, you have encountered a narcissist or two. You know, the person who is always talking about their latest and greatest achievement, the friend who thinks she is hotter and smarter than everyone, and the person who always manages to revert every conversation back to him or herself….

11 Ways to Set Boundaries with Narcissists

Narcissistic people view themselves as uniquely gifted and therefore feel entitled to take advantage of other people. They do not possess healthy boundaries, nor do they like it when others set limits against their intrusions. Establishing solid boundaries around narcissists is essential. Here are 11 tips on setting boundaries with narcissists: 1) Know where to…

12 Weird Things You Might See A Narcissist Do.

There are some strange things I’ve noticed narcissists do that aren’t usually mentioned as symptoms of their disorder, but seem to be common enough perhaps they should be included as additional criteria for NPD. If you know someone who does only one or two of these things, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re a narc, but…

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