The issues outlined here are written to relate to those who have been romantically linked to toxic creatures, but they can apply to other types of abusive relationships as well. For instance, adult children or siblings of narcissists typically ponder the same questions.
Unfortunately, my husband and I have both lived with, and worked with, some extremely volatile and manipulative people, even after we thought we'd be free of those types for good.
As we start the new year, I was reflecting on my goals for 2019, and that got me thinking about how much can happen in a year.
Here are five unhealthy behaviors that are cause for alarm in the early stages of a relationship.
Smoke and Mirrors It's quite common for men and women who've been romantically involved with narcissists, psychopaths, and other personality disordered individuals to recall the sex as being phenomenal or even the best they've ever had. Once that's set in your mind, it can be difficult to heal from the emotional abuse inflicted by these … Continue reading 5 Reasons Narcissists Use Sex
I am currently reading Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward, PhD. Most of her information and advice is spot on. However, I disagree with her on a couple of issues. Before I get into those, I should probably fill you in on why I'm reading this book. As stated in my … Continue reading On Forgiveness and Confrontations
After more than a decade of having some type of psychopathic presence directly or indirectly involved in my life, I have been wanting to chronicle these misadventures for quite some time. Originally, I planned to start from the beginning and do a thorough job of chronicling my experiences in as much detail as possible. It was supposed to be a purging experience, … Continue reading Introduction