I’ve made a terrible mistake

I’ve made a terrible mistake


I've made a terrible mistake - and here's how it can help your narcissistic relationship recovery. If you are someone who is recovering from a toxic relationship, then you know how easy it can be to fall off the wagon. I did that over the weekend, and today I'm sharing my confession of what I did wrong and what I'm doing to change it in the future.

Plus ,I'll share a message of hope for you - and for me. Recovering from a narcissistic relationship is hard work - and overcoming toxic families is even harder. Today, we're going to get through this together.

Our self-talk creates reality. And we know all about self-talk psychology, don't we? But it's easy to understand in theory. In real life, it's a lot harder to implement - and to stick with. Even when we think we've got it all handled. Trust me - I know what I'm talking about here.

Invalidation is part of codependency and CPTSD. We have to validate OURSELVES.

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Top 6 FAQ

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Top 6 FAQ


What are the signs of narcissism? What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Disease Or Medical Condition) Plus the official DSM 5 diagnosis criteria.

A victim of narcissistic personality disorder will exhibit at least five of the following traits

1. A grandiose sense of self-importance

2. A preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

3. A belief that he or she is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

4. A requirement for excessive admiration

5. A sense of entitlement – unreasonable expectations of especially favourable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

6. Interpersonal exploitativeness – taking advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

7. A lack of empathy and an unwillingness to recognise or identify with the feelings and needs of others

8. Enviousness of others – along with the belief that others are envious of him or her

9. A tendency to arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes

Source: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV

How to Deal with Narcissists

How to Deal with Narcissists


How to Deal with Narcissists Who Gaslight, Manipulate and Verbally Abuse You - So, you've figured out that you're involved in a toxic relationship with a narcissist. And you want to know exactly what you need to look for when it comes to being relentlessly mentally and emotionally tortured by the narcissist - you need to know how to deal with gaslighting. Knowledge is power, and understanding what you're dealing with can even the playing field when it comes to dealing with a narcissist.

Whether you're married to a narcissist, you're employed by one or you're otherwise related to one, any sort of involvement with a narcissist or a person with narcissistic personality disorder can become incredibly toxic and overwhelming for the people who are in the position of being a narcissistic supply.

Why Being Raised By a Narcissist Might Cause You to Marry One

Why Being Raised By a Narcissist Might Cause You to Marry One

Narcissistic Parents and the Damaging Effects on Your Adult Relationships: Toxic Family Legacy

Can being raised by a narcissist cause you to marry a narcissist? Why you chose to get into a toxic relationship - and why you couldn't see it in the first place? Why did you marry the wrong person? In this video, I'll explain why narcissistic parents and the damaging effects of being raised by them can lead you to find yourself married to a narcissist, or at least continuing in toxic relationships long after you leave your family of origin.

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapist? Why traditional therapy for narcissistic abuse doesn’t work

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapist? Why traditional therapy for narcissistic abuse doesn’t work


Why therapy for narcissistic abuse isn't effective and doesn't always work. And why you should never go to couples therapy with a narcissist. Therapists are often under-educated when it comes to narcissistic abuse recovery and toxic relationships with people with narcissistic personality disorder. It's not that therapists are useless, it's just that they don't always know the depths of emotional abuse and how to recognize someone with narcissistic personality disorder.

In most cases, when you consult psychologists on love, they are fairly accurate. But when it comes to finding a good narcissistic abuse therapist, it's often easier said than done. And going to couples therapy with a narcissist will almost definitely set you up for victim-blaming. In this video, Dana Morningstar and Angie Atkinson discuss the possibilities and explain how to find the right therapist for you - whether you're dealing with CPTSD, narcissistic abuse syndrome or any other complication of toxic relationships. With Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse.