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Sadistic Narcissism

Narcissism and sadism have much in common, including a lack of empathy and the tendency to exploit others. Find out how to identify a sadist, a narcissist, and what the connection is between narcissism and sadism. Plus: learn how to spot a narcissist who is a sadist, and learn about pathological narcissists and their manipulative, controlling behavior in toxic relationships.

Mind games the narcissist plays with you (and exactly how to play back!)

Most common narcissist mind games…learn how to PLAY BACK! Narcissistic abuse is emotional abuse that can have long-lasting, destructive consequences. If you think you might be in a relationship with a narcissist, watch out for these mind games!

Why are narcissists and codependents attracted to one another? Here’s the TRUTH from Ross Rosenberg

Angie Atkinson interviews Ross Rosenberg, author of The Human Magnet Syndrome, who explains the truth about why narcissists and codependents are so attracted to each other and why, if you don’t take the time to heal before getting into another relationship, you’ll end up with another narcissist.

Observe, Don’t Absorb, Self Love Deficit, and Gaslighting

I recently interviewed Ross Rosenberg, one of the pioneers in narcissistic personality disorder, narcissistic abuse recovery, and codependency. See part one of the Rosenberg interview on YouTube. Who is Ross Rosenberg? Ross Rosenberg is a psychotherapist and author of...

Narcissistic Mother Syndrome

While most therapists, coaches, and creators in the narcissistic abuse recovery community mean well, they don't always do their research before creating content. That's why there are so many "pseudo-diagnoses" running through the community. One such pseudo-diagnosis...

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How to Safely Leave the Narcissist: A Checklist of Things to Do

How to Safely Leave the Narcissist: A Checklist of Things to Do

Print out and customize your detailed safety plan to leave the narcissist…assess the financial, legal, safety, and emotional ramifications of leaving a narcissist..how to get away from a narcissist and the things you need to do before leaving’, including tips, tricks, and a printable safety plan and workbook.

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The Narcissist’s Final Discard: How do you know it’s REALLY over?

The Narcissist’s Final Discard: How do you know it’s REALLY over?

Have you been discarded by a narcissist? Whether you’ve experienced a one-time final discard, or are dealing with a Narcissist who cuts you off and then tries to reel you back in after realizing they miss the supply that you provided, there are several telltale signs – and one way you can ensure that they stay away forever. Here’s everything you need to know about the narcissist’s final discard and what to do about it.

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Why Would a Narcissist Give Me The Silent Treatment?

Why Would a Narcissist Give Me The Silent Treatment?

The cold shoulder. Ostracization. Social exclusion. Being actively, directly rudely ignored! It's exhausting, It's upsetting. And quite honestly, it's abusive. So, let me ask you something. Have you been there? Does someone in your life cut off contact, directly or...

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Why Do Narcissists Make You Feel Like You’re Not Enough?

Why Do Narcissists Make You Feel Like You’re Not Enough?

If you've ever been in a toxic relationship with a narcissist, you might already know how adept they can be at making you feel completely worthless. If that rings true for you, you're definitely not alone. In fact, one of the most underrated ways a narcissist can...

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What is internalized gaslighting?

What is internalized gaslighting?

(See video on YouTube) A longtime member of my narcissistic abuse recovery community used to tell me that he was really good at gaslighting himself. It amused me at first, but when I really started to think about it, I realized that he wasn't off-base in his...

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Why does a narcissist move on so quickly after the discard?

Why does a narcissist move on so quickly after the discard?

Have you been discarded by a narcissist, only to learn that they've already moved on to another partner days, weeks, or even hours after your relationship ended? Or, have you learned the hard way that your ex (or soon-to-be-ex) is already involved with someone else...

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Narcissistic Mothers and The Golden Child

Narcissistic Mothers and The Golden Child

The Golden Child of a Narcissist is Often a Victim Too! When we think of the golden child, we often think of the one in the family that never got the abuse from a narcissistic parent. As a person used as the scapegoat, it may be difficult to see the effects abuse had...

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5 Traits Of A Covert Narcissist That You Must Know About

5 Traits Of A Covert Narcissist That You Must Know About

Are you in a relationship with someone who seems to be the shy and quiet type who does not brag about themselves, but who also treats you differently behind closed doors?  Do they, at times, seem to hate themselves? Does this person appear to be an introvert, and...

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The Female Narcissist And A Few Ways They Manipulate

The Female Narcissist And A Few Ways They Manipulate

Do you know a female narcissist? Like every narcissist, the female narcissist often has many sneaky ways of manipulating. For example, a female narcissist will often use the fact that she is female - not only to excuse the abuse but also to justify it. She may even...

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She Had an Affair With a Married Narcissist

She Had an Affair With a Married Narcissist

My narcissist was a married lover. We met when he was my boss working with him for two years before he moved away. With this narcissist, everything we did, whether it be physical or when we were just fantasizing via email, was totally pedophile-ish and totally disgusting but I will say this: Looking back 16 years later, I now see the signs and wish I could’ve told myself, “Stop! Don’t do it! He’s an a-hole!” And everyone I worked with warned me that my boss wasn’t a good guy. I was young, dumb and so in love with that man.

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Narcissistic Abuse Takes You Away…From You (Here’s How)

Narcissistic Abuse Takes You Away…From You (Here’s How)

There was a time in my life when, if you asked me a question about myself, I might not even know WHAT to say, or even if I did, I’d feel awkward saying it and wanted to get the attention off me as soon as possible. And while I feel much more confident about myself...

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Narcissist, Malignant Narcissist or Sociopath?

Narcissist, Malignant Narcissist or Sociopath?

 This seems like more than a narcissist! Do you think you may be dealing with something a bit more extreme than a narcissist? Have you asked, what is the difference between a narcissist and a sociopath? There is a very dark world that includes the sociopath and the...

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No Closure At the End of Your Relationship? What Now?

No Closure At the End of Your Relationship? What Now?

Why do narcissists refuse to give you closure in a relationship? Are you desperate for closure after the ending of a relationship with a narcissist?  Rarely is the need for relief from the discard allowed by the narcissist - and being able to speak your mind and...

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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...

Narcissists and the Karpman Drama Triangle

Narcissists and the Karpman Drama Triangle

How narcissists fit in with the Karpman Drama Triangle and use it to manipulate and control you. Plus: how you can overcome this kind of manipulation and heal yourself of codependency in the process

What is a covert narcissist?

What is a covert narcissist?

Unlike the overt narcissist, the covert narcissist will not necessarily display narcissistic behavior that is immediately recognizable. You might even think they’re an empath because they seem so modest, so sensitive and so very unsure of themselves. A covert narcissist is someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (or might, if they’d ever go see a psychologist for a diagnosis), but who doesn’t seem to have the obvious grandiosity factor. They don’t always seem to act as self-important as the more overt narcissist. They don’t appear to feel like they’re better than everyone – at least not before you know them well. They appear to be vulnerable and oversensitive, which will often manifest in their behavior as hostility and defensiveness. They will be the one who is quietly looking down their nose at you, judging you and everyone else around them harshly and often unfairly.

158 Signs You’re the Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

158 Signs You’re the Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

Could you be the victim of narcissistic abuse? If so, what can you do and how can you tell? Well, that's exactly what we're talking about today  - signs that you're the victim of narcissistic abuse (see video on YouTube).   What is narcissistic abuse? Let's begin...

Are you being catfished? Take the quiz!

Are you being catfished? Take the quiz!

After you go through narcissistic abuse and you finally get yourself free, you might find yourself looking for love through a dating app or an online dating website.  And you wouldn't be alone! In fact, according to an October 2019 study, 30 percent of US adults say...

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! My Cards: Gabrielle Bernstein Super...

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...

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