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Therapist Shares Shocking Secret to Recovering From Narcissistic Relationship - The second installment of my interview with therapist Stacy Harp, who offers a shockingly simple secret to getting to the root of our codependency, learned in her own recovery from...read more
Therapist Who Survived Narcissistic Parents & Toxic Childhood on How Therapy Failed Her - Interview with a therapist who is also a survivor on why therapists don't always understand what you've gone through during narcissistic relationships and how YouTube videos...read more
~BUT HE WANTED ME~ Yes, abusers “want” us... ...like sharks, once they smell blood in the water, they “want” the injured, struggling fish. Our self-devaluation is the signal to the sociopath that we are the desperate, grasping-for-anything-that-looks-like-love victim...read more
Emotional Vampires are incredibly toxic people who drain us of our energy. Often narcissistic, they will leave us feeling empty and emotionally exhausted. They are like parasites who intentionally provoke our emotional reactions, allowing themselves to feed off of our...read more
11 Things Narcissists Do When You Ignore Them (And 7 Ways to Deal) - If you've ever tried ignoring a narcissist, you know it's no easy feat. in this video, I'll explain what happens when you (or any narcissistic supply) ignores a narcissist, a toxic person or anyone...read more
Does the covert narcissist miss you after no contact? Do they really care about losing you? Do they actually grieve the loss of the relationship? Grieving is normal and healthy when it comes to the end of a relationship. After all, healthy grief releases our feelings...read more
Does the narcissist think about you after the discard? Short answer: yes, but not for the reasons one would hope. Let me explain. For the average toxic narcissist, the discard leads to the "out of sight, out of mind" phenomenon. They don't see you as a whole person...read more
Let's talk about narcissists and mind control, shall we? Narcissists love to manipulate you and control you. Often, this looks like gaslighting and brainwashing - and it can be so subtle that you don't even realize it's happening! What is mind control exactly? It...read more
Social Exclusion: Narcissist Manipulation Tactics - What is exclusion and why do narcissists use it to manipulate you? And how do you deal with it? I'm answering those questions in today's video.read more
How to Spot Narcissists On Dating Sites: Red Flags and Giveaways - This is how you recognize a narcissist's dating profile on an online dating site or a dating app.read more
This is How You Get Rid of a Narcissist from Your Heart, Mind and Life Say GOODBYE to codependency! If you have asked yourself exactly how you’re supposed to get rid of a narcissist in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you're going through a divorce...read more
Narcissist Cheating: Why the Narcissist Blames You for Their Cheating and Betrayal - Here's the truth. When a narcissist is caught cheating on you or otherwise betraying you in your relationship, they will almost never take responsibility for the betrayal. In fact,...read more
Old, Needy Narcissist: Needing Narcissistic Supply in Old Age - The aging narcissist gets really needy and that is bad news for you if you're the source of narcissistic supply. In this video, I'll fill you in on the aging narcissist as needy narcissism kicks in.read more
How do we get stronger as we recover from narcissistic abuse? How do we learn to deflect the manipulation and oppression tactics as we’re preparing to leave, have left, or are still sometimes dealing with contact due to underage children? Ok, let’s look at this in...read more
What are the signs of love addiction? In my last video, I gave you an overview of what love addiction is and what causes it. Today, we’re talking about the signs of love addiction. Typical signs of love addiction include: Outside of a Relationship, You: Feel like...read more
A very precise comparison in our view of the narcissistic abuser is to compare them to vampires. These people do indeed “extract” from us our energy and emotions to the point of exhaustion, financial resources, health, and they also draw away from us our sense of...read more
What is love addiction? Are you affected by it? Could you be dealing with Love Addiction? What is love addiction and could you be affected by it? While it's never been referenced in the DSM, love addiction is a pathological passion-related behavior involving the...read more
Editor's Note: If you need inspiration and motivation, you NEED to read this post! This beautiful submission came from one of our SPANily members and fellow survivors named Julie Liang. Not only is she a gifted artist, but she is an inspiring example of someone who is...read more
Aren't you tired of being miserable yet? Don't you wish you could just be happy already? If you’ve ever been in a relationship with a narcissist, you already know that they tend to cause a great deal of misery and unhappiness in their wake. In fact, narcissists and...
Often, my clients who are recovering from narcissistic abuse tell me that they don't even know who they are anymore - and even if they do, they all think they're too old to start something new. Still, sometimes life forces you to start over - and that's especially...
If you've ever been in a relationship with a narcissist, you know the feeling of having your heart torn out, stomped on and then squished into tiny pieces before you can even blink. That's how you feel after you've been attacked by a narcissist who is actively...
Are you feeling like life after a toxic relationship has noting to offer? Are you bored and feeling kinda ugly and unapproachable lately? Are you tired of feeling unattractive? Do you wanna bring out your inner goddess? Do you want to bring your sexy back, or to find...
"Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you're not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy." ~Nicole Scherzinger Okay, so if you've been keeping up, you have some ideas on exactly what men find sexy, and you even...
This morning I was just sitting down to work when I heard my daughter screaming. I ran out of my office and found her and my son standing over our cat who we'd had ten years - she had died. Now, this was my cat - and my kids can't remember life before her. In...
Please enjoy this trigger-free, peaceful and positive-thinking focused meditation. Related articles Surviving Narcissistic Abuse: 65 Things You Might Say to Your Narcissist If You Could Outrage: Narcissistic Fathers Who Leave You When You Are Pregnant The Addict...
The way that you conduct yourself in your personal and professional life begins with how you use your mind. You can teach your mind to accept yourself and gain empowerment - or you can stay stuck in self-defeating behaviors. You are what you think. When you want to...
Editor's Note: Today's post comes from a member of my SPAN (Support for People Affected by Narcissism in relationships) online support group, a well-educated male who has chosen to be identified by the name Manager Poet. He also happens to be a survivor of...
This is the first of many in a new video series I'm launching in celebration of my 2000th YouTube subscriber called "Go Ask Angie." In this series, I'll respond "off the cuff" to questions, comments and concerns sent to me by my YouTube viewers, readers from my...
One of the biggest things I hear from narcissistic abuse survivors who find this site or my narcissistic abuse recovery videos is that they are so relieved to learn that not only are they not crazy, but that they aren’t alone in the painful and shocking realization...read more
Introducing a brand new support group for people who are actively co-parenting with a narcissist. We KNOW how hard it is, and due to several requests, we have launched the SPANily Support for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist Support Group. If you’re co-parenting with a...read more
You might be reading this on Thanksgiving day, or maybe on Black Friday. Either way, you know what the title of this post means, right? It's time to think about what you're buying for the holiday season. Before I dig in, let me say: if you can't afford anything right...read more
If you're alone on Thanksgiving this year because you've gone no contact with a gaslighting narcissist or someone with NPD, you don't have to spend the day by yourself. Get involved with your SPANily instead! You are never alone because you always have your SPANily....read more
Are you looking for a way to both socialize and regain your sense of self after a toxic relationship? Would you like to do so without having to leave your own home? Well, look no further! SPAN Book Club is here to serve exactly that need - and then some. Get...read more
Introducing a brand new program from Angie Atkinson and the Life Academy Team. Learn more about Manifest, right here. Dear Survivor, Ever feel like you're having an existential crisis? Do you feel like you're on the verge of huge personal change but you can't quite...read more
If you're dealing with a toxic ex, chances are you've got enough anxiety already. And if you can't afford a traditional home security system, you may be constantly stressing about your safety. This is not good for your physical or mental health. But there's good news...read more
Dark Core of Personality Defined: New Study Exposes the D Factor in Dark Triad Qualities Psychologists define 'the dark core of personality' - D-FACTOR Egoism, Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, spitefulness, and others are among the traits that stand...read more
I'm so excited to share my newest narcissistic abuse recovery coaching program - this one is a personalized, one-on-one Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coaching Program that I'm calling Clear the Slate. Not only will it save you $278 total in appointment discounts and...read more
Big news! We have recently released a brand-new special collection of inexpensive, inspiring jewelry pieces specifically for survivors of narcissistic abuse. The QueenBeeing Bee Inspired Jewelry Collection has been hand-selected for you by Angie Atkinson. This...read more