Ending a relationship with a toxic family member -- how to know when

How to know when to end a relationship with a toxic person

Wondering when it’s time to say enough is enough or time’s up to a toxic, narcissistic, abusive, or generally problematic family member who abuses or neglects other people’s hospitality? There is a list on the internet floating around that was originally created by Sherrie Campbell, a licensed California psychologist and author of the book “Loving Yourself: …

Ingrid Bergman starred in Gaslight the 1944 film about Gaslighting

The history of the term ‘Gaslighting’ in modern pop culture history and self-help social circles

The term Gaslighting comes from a movie reference to the film “Gaslight”. Gaslight is a story about a woman targeted by a Love Fraud predator for extreme abuse of her hospitality and humanity. In the motion picture made back in 1944, the social psychology phenomenon of using psychological and emotional abuse as a way to …

Are you being abused by your romantic partner?

Are you being abused by your romantic partner?

Are you being abused by your romantic partner? If so, they might be Cluster B — a classification of people with socially aggressive personality types prone to egocentrism and to active harming of self and others by both everyday nurtured choice and habit. Is your partner highly charismatic in public — appearing to be everyone’s …

Common justifications abuse victims tend to give for enabling

Common justifications abuse victims tend to give for willful enabling

The following list of reasons why people with Dependent Personality Disorders enable has been excerpted from Psych Central. Do we agree with all their assessment and clinical observation based hypothetical assertions entirely? No. The article features common traits of most adult children raised by toxic families — especially when drug or alcohol abuse issues tend to dominate the …

Behaviors of Narcissists

List of narcissistic behaviors commonly symptomatic of Narcissism

Are you looking for a fast facts list of characteristics that will help you spot someone who is narcissistic — or a Narcissist — or (quite possibly) something [someone] with a more sinister nature? Consider the following list of characteristics of Narcissists posted by the folks over at NarcissisticAbuse.com. Consider the following list of characteristics of …

How to support Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Proof Narcissistic Abuse recovery is POSSIBLE — please tell everybody

This just in! Narcissistic Abuse recovery is possible — not “with time”, but with validation, self-reflection, emotional honesty, and community support for VALIDATION. The following letter just came in from a reader with a special request we share it with other Narcissistic Abuse victims. Her story, like so many of OUR stories, validates and confirms …

Archie Bunker Collapsed Narcissist

How to spot a Collapsed Narcissist

He who shall not be named is a homegrown terrorist of the Archie Bunker, psychic vampire type. J.K. Rowling got it right. A narcissistic, egocentric, grandiose blame shifter who fails to value or appreciate human traits like kindness, goodwill, or emotional sensitivity to other people’s needs while being fiercely envious of happy people, their goal is …

Jesus is talking to everyone

Why Church Doctrine should come with a Warning (and Instruction) Label

The following is a reprint of an article shared by an Episcopal priest — not a Southern Baptist, not a Catholic, not a “Jew”, not a “Tree Hugger”, not the “Liberal Media”, and not a Christian Right wing thinker. In it, he talks about the life and message of Jesus Christ — as the arguably …

Cluster B personality types make other people miserable

Abusive personality types classified as ‘Cluster B’ in DSM-5

Cluster B personality types include NPD, BPD, HPD, and ASPD. Symptoms include making everyone else’s lives MISERABLE. Narcissistic Abuse victims tend to unilaterally report when they first got involved with their abusers, they had no earthly idea what they were actually in for over the relationship’s course. People who are just waking up to the reality …

Covert Narcissist

How to spot a Covert Narcissist hiding in plain sight

Wondering about how to spot a Covert Narcissist hiding in plain sight? According to Psych Central, there are five fairly obvious poker tells Covert Narcissists give off. Appalachian State University’s Psychology Department notes, “In contrast to the Arrogant / Overt Narcissist, the Shy / Covert Narcissist is characterized by vulnerability and sensitivity which manifests itself in defensiveness …