How to disarm a Narcissist

When dating a narcissist, or worse…being married to a narcissist, the scariest thing is thinking about how to end the relationship safely. Since narcissism is a mental health disorder, you never know how the person is going to react and therefore, need to be aware that things could get physically dangerous. Here are five stepsContinue reading “How to disarm a Narcissist”

Think you can spot a narcissist?

Spotting a narcissist is difficult unless you’re a qualified mental health expert, and even then it can be difficult to diagnose. When you’re romantically involved with one, it’s even harder to spot a narcissist because you’re not thinking, “Are they a narcissist?” You’re wondering if how you’re being treated is healthy and sustainable in theContinue reading “Think you can spot a narcissist?”

Narcissism…the original con artist

Fewer than 200K US narcissistic cases are diagnosed per year making narcissism a rare disease. Narcissistic personality disorder is found more commonly in men with symptoms that include an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others’ feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement. The cause is unknown but likely involvesContinue reading “Narcissism…the original con artist”

Financial Abuse… that’s a thing?

When someone hears the words “domestic abuse” they associate it with physical abuse or verbal abuse. The truth is, financial abuse occurs just as frequently and is often the first sign of dating violence and domestic abuse. A study by the Centers for Financial Security found that 99% of domestic violence cases also involved financial abuse. The abuserContinue reading “Financial Abuse… that’s a thing?”

Control, Verbal Abuse and Violence

There is a stigma with domestic violence that has been around since before any of us were put on Earth. It is an enormous problem made difficult to see because those of us who are victims hide it, and also because it is hard to understand why those claiming to be close to us, endContinue reading “Control, Verbal Abuse and Violence”

DID YOU IGNORE THE RED FLAGS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE

My story: I have been going back and forth on whether or not to launch this blog. Not because I don’t want to share my story, but because I am terrified of being judged for what I’ve been through and even more terrified my abusers will find me. For 18 years I hid behind aContinue reading “DID YOU IGNORE THE RED FLAGS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE”