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What Is the Number 1 Thing Narcissists Can’t Accept?

(Prefer to hear instead of read? Click here to view on YouTube.) When I went no contact with my mother, my decision was made in a moment of extreme distress. It was immediately after I learned that she had done something that was a huge and unexpected betrayal - and I...

Narcissists and Psychological Projection In Toxic Relationships

Psychological projection is a defense mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. It is part blame-shifting and part misdirection of a person’s inner insecurities, behaviors and issues.

9 Things That Drive Narcissistic Mothers Crazy

If you grew up with a narcissist mother, then you already know that the effects they have on their children as they grow up are profound and life-altering. The truth is that living with a narcissist can be difficult for anyone, but growing up in the care of one can...

12 Big Fat Lies The Narcissist Wants You To Believe

Lies Narcissists Want You To Believe - An empath friend of mine, let's call her Jane, was in a relationship a guy - we'll call him John - and while they didn't seem to be an ideal couple to the average eye, they managed to stay together almost 10 years. If we're being...

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...

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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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Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. –Lucinda Basset To exceed beyond your wildest expectations you must begin with wild expectations. –Anonymous High expectations are the...

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

"Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible." ~ Mao Zedong Would you believe me if I told you that you have the power to change your world? What if I said that you could choose literally every aspect of your life, at least as far as you believe you could?...

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....

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Introducing...Motivation Mojo - Awakening The Limitless Drive Within ‘Motivation Mojo’ is your ultimate guide to take the full advantage of the ‘fire’ that drives you to be insanely successful - your inner motivation. What you are about to discover are the secrets to...

New Support Group for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

New Support Group for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

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...

Thanksgiving Day Events for the SPANily

Thanksgiving Day Events for the SPANily

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....

How to Overcome Your Post-Narcissistic-Abuse Existential Crisis

How to Overcome Your Post-Narcissistic-Abuse Existential Crisis

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...

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