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Can Gaslighting Be Unintentional?

Today, we're going to talk about narcissists and gaslighting and whether or not it can be intentional. If you’ve ever had a friend, family member or co-worker who is a narcissist or who suffers from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), chances are you have been...

How Narcissistic Abuse Changes You

(See video on YouTube) If you were raised in a healthy home with loving parents, then chances are you would have been well-rounded and balanced. If your parents were neglectful, abusive or absent, you might be struggling to find yourself, at the very least. You might...

Healing From Narcissistic Abuse: 5 Relaxation Tips That Work

"When you’re happy, relaxed, and free of stress, the body can accomplish amazing, even miraculous, feats of self-repair." ~Lissa Rankin When you are healing from narcissistic abuse, you probably already know that it is important to eat well, exercise, develop better...

5 Key Differences Between A Narcissist And A Sociopath

Is a narcissist the same thing as a sociopath? A lot of people mistakenly think so, which is understandable considering that they share many of the same characteristics and that they're both on the cluster B spectrum. (See video here) What qualities do narcissists and...

3 Stages Of Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

After enduring narcissistic abuse from a parent, a friend, or an ex, chances are that you'll be dealing with many unsettling emotions. You'll be painfully aware that much of what you believed to be true about your life just...isn't. And no matter where you're at in...

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Scapegoat: The Black Sheep in the Toxic Family

Scapegoat: The Black Sheep in the Toxic Family

Watch My Scapegoat/Scapegoating Video - When I was about 12 or 13, I went shopping with my mother, a friend of hers, and my younger brother. As we entered the store, my mother and her friend splintered off and went to do their shopping while my brother and I went the...

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

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...

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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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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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