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How to Set Boundaries With Narcissists and Other Difficult People

If you’re in a relationship with a toxic narcissist (or have ever been in one), you might have a few boundary issues, am I right? One of the hardest parts about being involved with a narcissist is learning to set firm boundaries with them. Narcissists tend to have...

Narcissists Put You in the Middle of Their Arguments (Narcissist Triangulation Tactics)

The narcissist puts you in the middle of an argument. Here’s how and why they do this – plus, how to deal with it if it happens to you. Narcissistic triangulation tactics explained.

Why Do People Fall For The Narcissist’s Smear Campaign?

Narcissists have a funny way of doing anything they can to maintain appearances to people who aren't really very important in their lives, while at the same time, caring very little about how they're perceived by the people closest to them. One way they show this is...

Common Behaviors of Toxic People – Narcissistic Deflection

(See video here) Narcissistic Deflection Have you ever been upset with something someone did or said, and when you went to confront them, they turned the tables on you? Then suddenly you found yourself being the one begging for an apology? If so, stick with me,...

Narcissistic Recycler (Why Narcissists Recycle Their Former Partners)

One of the most common questions people ask me early in their narcissistic abuse recovery is "Will the narcissist come back to me?" And sadly, I can often tell them yes, it's highly likely. (See video here) See, there are some narcissists who are infamous for their...

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4 Things That Happen When You Ignore A Narcissist

4 Things That Happen When You Ignore A Narcissist

What happens when you ignore a narcissist? In the narcissistic abuse recovery community, we often suggest that survivors go no contact and essentially ignore the narcissists in their lives in order to begin to heal. But what should you expect when you try to ignore a...

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Healing the Inner Child After Narcissistic Abuse

Healing the Inner Child After Narcissistic Abuse

I’m not enough. I don’t fit in. I can’t seem to be heard, no one listens. No one really knows me or wants to. Nothing I do is right. No one will love me, I'm unlovable.   Who taught you these were truths? Why can’t you think differently even if you know they are not...

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Narcissists Are Predictable: Here’s the Playbook!

Narcissists Are Predictable: Here’s the Playbook!

One thing that has always stood out to me is that the traits of narcissists seem to be the same across the board – regardless of their life circumstances, relationship status, culture, race, religion, financial status. It’s almost like they have a narcissist playbook or something. How is it possible that they’re all so very similar?

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Narcissistic Friends

Narcissistic Friends

The sad truth is I have had to let go of a lot of people in my life in order to be free from abusive situations and toxic relationships. Narcissistic friends can be so hard to see and very challenging to remove from your life. I know I doubted the narcissism I so...

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The Altruistic Narcissist Gives With Strings Attached

The Altruistic Narcissist Gives With Strings Attached

Have you ever met someone who was always happy to help you out of a jam, but who always did so with strings attached? You know the kind I mean. The ones who will cover your rent when you lose your job, or who will loan you a few bucks for groceries when you're a bit...

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33 Things Narcissists Say (And What They REALLY Mean)

33 Things Narcissists Say (And What They REALLY Mean)

Just call me the narcissist whisperer. Here are 33 more things that narcissists say in a relationship - along with translations of what they really mean. See the full video here. More Things Narcissists Say 10 Things Narcissists Say When Gaslighting You 22 Things...

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When the Narcissist Doesn’t Come Back

When the Narcissist Doesn’t Come Back

Today, I'm answering a question from a viewer named Mariposa, who asks why sometimes narcissists don't hoover. She also wants to know how to stop thinking about the fact that the narcissist left you and is now living happily ever after with a new source of...

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How Long Does It Take to Heal From Narcissistic Abuse?

How Long Does It Take to Heal From Narcissistic Abuse?

There is no set time frame for healing from narcissistic abuse. It is important to be patient with yourself when healing from toxic abuse and understand that healing is not a linear thing that can be measured. Narcissistic abuse recovery takes time and effort at...

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5 Examples Of Narcissistic Behavior

5 Examples Of Narcissistic Behavior

You may think that someone who is constantly sharing selfies is a narcissist. In fact, you may think that is the only sign that someone could be a narcissist if they are always putting up the flawless filtered selfies all over their social media channels only to get...

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Why do narcissists want monogamy?

Why do narcissists want monogamy?

Is there such a thing as a monogamous narcissist? Why do narcissists want monogamy when they really want attention from everyone else? Today, I'm answering a question for a viewer, Shawna, who asks: "Please do a video on why narcissists attempt monogamy when they...

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Why Do Narcissists Lie?

Why Do Narcissists Lie?

Most any survivor of narcissistic abuse knows the frustration, hurt and anger of catching the narcissist in a lie. We also know the feelings that arise when we see the truth that it is not just one lie but a series and pattern of lies. And eventually, we usually come...

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How to Stop Being Miserable

How to Stop Being Miserable

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...

When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

When Narcissistic Abuse Makes You Afraid to Leave Home

In the depths of my toxic relationship, I found myself feeling really sort of numb. I functioned like a robot and did just the bare minimum I needed to do to get by. When I finally left, I thought everything would change - I thought my life would suddenly get better...

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: ‘Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn’t a Narcissist’

Re: "Sorry, But Your Ex Probably Isn't a Narcissist" (The Truth!)  - In this video, Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I respond to this article on Psychology Today. From the article: "It seems there is a great hunger for info on narcissistic personality...

Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning & Take Back Your Life!

Challenge Your Conditioning (Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life) -Are you ready to take back your life after a toxic relationship? Learn how to challenge your conditioning so you can change your thoughts and change your life! Have a question you need me to answer?...

If you’re tired of hearing about narcissists, this is for you.

If you’re tired of hearing about narcissists, this is for you.

In this video, I'm introducing the brand new Shine Buzz Daily Show on YouTube. Tired of Binge-Watching Narcissist Videos? Watch this. Life hasn’t always been a bed of roses for you as a narcissistic abuse survivor. But you've learned your lessons, and you’ve done a...

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

“Most people in the psychology field believe that if we do not get a child to bond at a deep level with someone by age eight, we have lost them. We can never recover them and teach them empathy. Never.” ~Patti Henry, Author of The Emotionally Unavailable Man...

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

 **Second Edition, Updated 2019**Includes new chapters and information as well as an updated, more robust section on overcoming trauma bonding featuring Lise Colucci.  Are you tired of feeling like you're not good enough? Do you wish that someone in your life would...

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

Get Free Video Coaching for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Speak to one of our narcissistic abuse recovery coaches during a live-streaming video coaching session on YouTube. Angie Atkinson and Lise Colucci each offer free online video coaching sessions through the...

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

Am I always going to be miserable? Will I ever feel normal again? When will the pain end? When can I expect to start feeling like myself again after the end of a toxic relationship? Will I ever stop missing my ex? Am I ever going to stop crying? How long does it take...

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