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6 Ways A Narcissist Manipulates

Being in a relationship with a narcissist is confusing and can completely change the way you feel, think or believe things about yourself for a reason. They are constantly manipulating!  There are many forms of abuse and manipulation in the narcissists repertoire of...

This is what narcissists really want in a partner

What do narcissists want in a partner? What traits do narcissists appreciate in their targets? Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse and I covered these points and more during our recent discussion on the characteristics of narcissists and what narcissists look for...

These Self-Help Exercises Based on Polyvagal Theory Will Make You Feel Safer in Your Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Self-Help Exercises for CPTSD Symptoms Based on Polyvagal Theory, Plus Q&A - FEEL Safer In THIS VIDEO, I talk about a theory developed by Dr. Stephen Porges that could change the way we heal trauma, and once I've given you a brief overview of the theory, I'm going...

This is How You Decide Who You Are After Narcissistic Abuse

"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us." ~Virginia Satir After you go through a toxic relationship with a narcissist, you are very likely to have an impaired ability to see yourself clearly. Thanks to months, years or even decades of...

Clutter as a Symptom of Narcissistic Abuse

Are you living in clutter? One of the least-discussed symptoms of CPTSD as a result of a toxic relationship with a narcissist is the way you keep your space - your home and/or office. This can take one of two forms: extreme organization and obsessively clean - or...

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You Have to Be Your Own Best Advocate – Here’s How

You Have to Be Your Own Best Advocate – Here’s How

Self Advocacy After a Toxic Relationship: What it Takes to Become Your Own Self Advocate After a Toxic Relationship With a Narcissistic Abuser. Is self-advocacy a state of mind? What is self-advocacy in relation to narcissistic abuse? How do you advocate for yourself...

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Detaching From A Narcissist

Detaching From A Narcissist

Breaking Trauma Bonds and Detaching Emotionally From a Narcissist Are you trying to break trauma bonds and detach from the narcissist? If you think you may be trauma bonded  know that you are not alone, weak, at fault and do deserve so much more. You deserve to feel...

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Closure After Narcissistic Abuse

Closure After Narcissistic Abuse

Is there any way to find closure after narcissistic abuse? It seems that so many survivors of narcissistic abuse really struggle with fully healing trauma bonds and moving on with life because of the lack of a sense of closure. In this video I talk about this as well...

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Narcissists and the Myers-Briggs Test

Narcissists and the Myers-Briggs Test

How Narcissism Manifests in Each of the 16 MBTI Personality Types – Can an INTJ be a narcissist? What about an INFP or an ENFP, or any of the other personality types defined by the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory?

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Who invented the Myers-Briggs test and how does it work?

Who invented the Myers-Briggs test and how does it work?

Myers-Briggs Test - The Story Behind the 16 Personalities (Plus Q&A) Did you know? Two women, Katharine Briggs and Isabel Myers are credited with creating the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, the most popular personality test in the world. More than two...

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Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After Narcissistic Abuse

Dating After  Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Q&A Dating after a toxic relationship for most of us is very scary and so many questions can come up. The following video replies to direct questions survivors have asked about dating again, friendships, trusting others,...

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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...

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Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

Get Unstuck with this ONE Thing

The Secret To Self Motivation - It's Motivational Monday! Today we're talking about how to get stuff done when you're feeling stuck. So often, when we're dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, we find ourselves feeling stuck and like we just can't get...

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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?...

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Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance, Feeling Conflicted and Trauma Bonds    Cognitive Dissonance is the holding of two conflicting beliefs or values at the same time.You know the feeling of really not wanting to be with the narcissist ever again but then feeling the urge to...

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The Narcissist Was Wrong About You!

The Narcissist Was Wrong About You!

"You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that lights you up. Don't ever forget that." ~Coco Calla You deserve good things! You may think (or have previously thought) that you don't deserve "good things" in your life. And, chances are, you came to believe...

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How and Why Narcissists Hoover

How and Why Narcissists Hoover

Have you been Hoovered? What is a Hoover and why do the narcissists do this? Will they ever stop and what can you do about it to keep yourself away from the narcissist and heal trauma bonds? The Hoover is basically the narcissists attempt to suck you back in, to make...

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20 Signs of Covert Narcissism

20 Signs of Covert Narcissism

What are the signs of COVERT NARCISSISM? Some times survivors are confused by the abuse they faced because some of the things experienced do not line up with other stories they hear about narcissistic behaviors. Maybe things seem a bit "less bad" compared to what you...

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If No Contact Were a Drug (Commercial Parody)

If No Contact Were a Drug (Commercial Parody)

No Contact Rule: Narcissist Relationship Solution (Commercial Parody) Script: Are you in a relationship with someone who makes you feel miserable all the time? Do you find yourself hanging on, hoping against hope that this person will change? Have you become isolated...

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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...

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...

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

"There are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice." ~Al Franken As a survivor of narcissistic...

Are you an empath?

Are you an empath?

Basic empathy is simply the ability to imagine yourself in another person's place and understand their feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. But being an empath is a little deeper. Here are the top 10 empath traits (watch the video for expansion on each point!): 1....

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