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Common Causes of Brain Fog in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery (and How to Improve Them)

You're feeling like it's getting harder and harder to remember things. Maybe you have no idea where you put your keys, or if you already told your friend about a movie you watched. As strange as memory loss sounds to people unfamiliar with brain fog, this is actually...

Narcissistic Husband?

Are you married to a narcissist husband? If you're married to a narcissistic husband, chances are that you're well aware that he is different than other husbands in a lot of very clear ways. To allow us to break through the barriers that arise when we are unable to...

Narcissists as Good Parents – Impossible? Maybe not, say psychologists.

Can a narcissist be a good parent? While it may seem like an oxymoron, there is actually a very specific set of circumstances in which it’s possible. Dr. Robin Bryman, Dr. Zamecia McCorvey, Dr. Judy Rosenberg, and Angie Atkinson share thoughts on what it would take for a narcissist to be a good parent.

The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Overcoming Shame

Shame plays a huge role in narcissistic abuse and victimization. However, it can be conquered. Learn more about overcoming shame in narcissistic abuse recovery now.

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Narcissistic Mother Syndrome

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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Signs the Narcissist is About to Discard You

Signs the Narcissist is About to Discard You

Are you worried that the narcissist in your life is about to discard you? What are the signs that a narcissist is about to dump you? How do you know you're about to be discarded by a narcissist? While there is still a lot that you can learn about narcissists, certain...

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8 Questions a Narcissist Absolutely Cannot Answer – Plus, What They’d Say If They Could

8 Questions a Narcissist Absolutely Cannot Answer – Plus, What They’d Say If They Could

What are the questions that a narcissist can’t answer? What does the narcissist have to avoid answering? What are the questions that will force the narcissist to admit that there is a problem? How do you deal with narcissists in relationships? When a narcissist is confronted with questions that are too hard to answer, they don’t take it well. Nothing is more threatening to the narcissist than honest vulnerability. The narcissist will therefore shut down or attempt to trivialize the question by coming

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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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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?...

Identifying a Covert Narcissist

Identifying a Covert Narcissist

Unlike the grandiose 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...

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...

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