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Movies to Empower You During the End of Your Toxic Relationship (Narcissistic Abuse Recovery)

So, you're looking for movies and TV shows that inspire you to leave a toxic, abusive relationship? Or you've already left and you're working on narcissistic abuse recovery, so you'd like to watch something that makes you feel inspired and ready to move on? Well, my...

Narcissistic Abuse in a Toxic Relationship: This is What Happens to You

(Prefer to watch or listen? See video here) What's it like to be in a relationship with a narcissist?  Do you know how it feels to be in a toxic relationship with a narcissist? Have you experienced narcissistic abuse? And can you recall the first time you really...

35 Things Narcissists Say When Gaslighting You (And What They Really Mean)

Narcissists have a way of communicating that can be very deceptive. If you're looking for advice on how to decode the language of narcissists, sociopaths, psychopaths, and other toxic people, you're not alone. Despite what many people believe, there are far more...

How to Support Yourself So You Can Heal Faster After Narcissistic Abuse

When you go through narcissistic abuse, a strange thing can happen: you can sort of lose yourself. You forget to do things for yourself, or you intentionally neglect them in favor of doing things for others. What's worse is that even as you go through narcissistic...

Overcoming Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse

How to Recognize, Understand and Overcome Trauma as a Side-Effect of Narcissistic Abuse – Step by Step Guide and Resources List for Healing From the Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse. Depending on what level of trauma you experienced during narcissistic abuse, the process for dealing with it varies. In cases of shorter relationships and those that aren’t as significant (such as a co-worker of a few months, versus a 20-year marriage, for example), you might feel better with time. But most of us will need to go through a whole process that will involve an extended period of self-reflection, research, learning, coping, grieving, and ultimately, and personal evolution. Here’s everything you need to know to help yourself heal trauma in narcissistic abuse recovery.

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Making a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

Making a New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

"Why do New Years Resolutions fail? Mainly, because they are only a statement, or what we wish for in the coming year. There are usually no action plans, no deadlines, no backup plans. Sometimes they are unrealistic resolutions, with no other thought or plans beside...

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery on Tiktok

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery on Tiktok

I recently joined Tiktok and discovered a lot of interesting things. First, there are plenty of Gen Xers (and above) on the app. I definitely did not fully expect that. And secondly, much to my surprise, there is a beautifully connected community for narcissistic...

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The Aging Female Collapsed Narcissist

The Aging Female Collapsed Narcissist

A collapsed female narcissist feels like her world is crashing down around her, and as she desperately attempts to cling to her past, she will feel nothing but self-loathing deep down – but she will blame everyone but herself for this issue. She may not even recognize that she’s no longer the self she used to be. She may become more insecure than ever, and chances are that she will do her best to keep faking it. She might find herself competing with other women in odd and uncomfortable ways.

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What Happens When The Narcissist Finally Snaps And Loses Control?

What Happens When The Narcissist Finally Snaps And Loses Control?

What happens when the narcissist snaps and loses control? The narcissist snaps because they lose control – of YOU … find yourself thinking a little differently, and you might even stop trying to coddle and protect them from the disappointment or anger that will inevitably come when they notice you’re no longer tolerating their childish behavior. When you realize that you’ve been actually enabling the narcissist by giving them narcissistic supply, you might even get a little angry. Your anger might propel you forward to…

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Why Is The Narcissist Still Obsessed With You?

Why Is The Narcissist Still Obsessed With You?

(Prefer to listen or watch instead of reading? Here's the video on YouTube) We recently talked about how to deal with feeling obsessed with the narcissist, even after the relationship ends. But what do you do when you're dealing with a narcissist who is obsessed with...

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Narcissists And Selective Memory

Narcissists And Selective Memory

Narcissists are known for their ‘selective memories,’ but do they really forget things? While the narcissist most certainly can and does occasionally have moments of forgetfulness or things that really slip their minds, in many cases, it can be a smokescreen for the gaslighting techniques they use to control you and manipulate you into doing what they want. Here’s everything you need to know about narcissists and selective memory.

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The Narcissist Underestimates You

The Narcissist Underestimates You

Narcissists underestimate you for many reasons…remember this: if someone underestimates you, it actually offers you a rather significant advantage. If they think you’re not capable of something and you do it anyway, there is far less resistance involved, if that makes sense.

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How Do You Identify A Narcissistic Female?

How Do You Identify A Narcissistic Female?

(Prefer to Watch/Listen Instead of Read? See Video on The Narcissistic Female) How do you identify a female narcissist? Not only do they tend to fly under the radar more often than male narcissists, but their toxic behaviors are often attributed to the fact that...

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Narcissism – Are The Parents Always To Blame?

Narcissism – Are The Parents Always To Blame?

Research points to a condition that is referred to as transient, temporary, or short-term narcissism … what does acquired situational narcissism (ASN) look like in real life? Psychologists recognized “reactive narcissistic regression,” which meant that when someone was dealing with a big life crisis, they might end up going through a sort of temporary narcissistic phase where they’d behave like a toxic narcissist until the crisis was over.

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How Do Narcissists Exploit Your Need For Connection?

How Do Narcissists Exploit Your Need For Connection?

…narcissist cannot feel compassionate and emotional empathy … only type of empathy that the narcissist expresses is cognitive, superficial, and agenda-driven empathy. They know you have a need for connection … will do anything they can to exploit it. But why would they do that? Let’s discuss it.

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5 Things Narcissists Say To Make You Self-Isolate From Others

5 Things Narcissists Say To Make You Self-Isolate From Others

…people who end up in relationships with narcissists usually suffered trauma during childhood that led to them feeling alone in the world. . .didn’t feel loved and supported…so happy and surprised that someone wants to be “our person” finally, we are seduced and hooked by the idea of it…

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5 Ways Narcissists Destroy Their Families

5 Ways Narcissists Destroy Their Families

Have a toxic family member? You’re probably well-aware of the fact that your average narcissist isn’t capable of being consistently kind to their family. And, in so many cases, they will even be worse to certain members of the family, for various reasons. Here’s why and how to deal.

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4 Ways to Get a Narcissist to Leave You Alone

4 Ways to Get a Narcissist to Leave You Alone

(Prefer to read/listen? See video on YouTube) If you've tried to end a relationship with a narcissist, or a narcissist has ended a relationship with you, there are several things you could expect to happen. They might just ghost you and appear to have fallen off the...

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What Happens When You See The Narcissist After No Contact?

What Happens When You See The Narcissist After No Contact?

(Prefer to watch/listen instead of reading? See this video) So, you went no contact with a narcissist, either because you left them or they left you. In any case, you decided that you've had just about enough of a toxic relationship and you finally decided to make the...

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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 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....

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...

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