Paulina never mentions “narcissistic abuse” directly in this video (below), but it sounds like she’s been through some good therapy and I’m hoping she knows that what she is dealing with is Complex Post Traumatic Stress. The signs are there: Her bewilderment and confusion. CHECK. Her feelings of abandonment and betrayal. CHECK. Her confession that … More ex-Wife of narcissist – all the signs are there – Paulina Porizkova – CPTSR CPTSD severe codependency
I just counted. I have shared 76 blog posts here at Joy-Based Living, since October 23, 2018. That’s only 4 months. Mostly along the topics of narcissistic abuse and bringing out the best in yourself and others. WHEW!!! This brought me back to January 6, 2018, when I first started speaking publicly about narcissism. With … More Goat Notes Revisited (and Thank You)
Someone just forwarded me this youtube about narcissism by Russell Brand. As much as I appreciate his idealism and admire his abilities to take big, abstract ideas and turn them into 2 minute soundbites – I think his message is a dangerous one. * My response to Russell’s youtube is for those of you who are … More Is love always the answer? (dealing with narcissism, response to Russell Brand)
I know what it’s like to feel powerless in the face of a narcissist. I know what it’s like to feel helpless in my ability to help someone who is a co-narcissist living under the tyranny of a narcissist. I know what it’s like to feel stuck in an old identity which a narcissist deliberately … More Is narcissistic abuse a modern, silent holocaust?
I have a friend who is navigating 2 abusive, significant relationships. She is living with a psychologically abusive parent, and one of her adult children is displaying narcissistic verbally abusive behaviors. She has been on a healing path for a couple of years and has learned a lot about setting boundaries and healing toxic shame. … More 4 resources for empowering your sanity and selfhood during and after a narcissistic relationship and 1 resource for treating spirit possession
(note: a co-narcissist is someone who has been targeted by a narcissist and is dealing with the effects of complex post traumatic stress (CPTSD / CPTSR / codependency)) I dislike labeling people. I dislike labels so much that I chose NOT to become a psychologist after achieving a Master’s Degree in family counseling. I thought … More Why I love co-narcissists and why you should too
More and more people are waking up to the devastating effects of narcissistic abuse, personally, professionally and as a society. This is AWESOME. And… there is a learning curve involved. Since I’ll be writing more about co-narcissists for the purposes of healing and thriving, I want to offer you a clear and thorough definition and … More Definition of co-narcissist (Cinderella)