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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Joining A Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Group?

So, you just went no contact with a narcissistic ex or narcissistic parent, and you are struggling with the trauma associated with the abuse you endured during the time you were in their presence. Maybe you've found a therapist, or you're getting weekly narcissistic...

Male Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Should Be Recognized, Not Minimized and Invalidated.

If you are a man who has been dealing with narcissistic abuse in a toxic relationship, you are likely filled with self-doubt and you might not even know where to turn for help. Despite the popular assumption that only women are abused in relationships, the opposite is...

Tips For Leaving An Abusive Relationship Safely

What can you do to prepare yourself to leave a toxic and abusive relationship? It is not as easy as picking up and going. Here are some of the most important things to consider before you leave a narcissist and an abusive relationship, compiled from the experience of thousands of survivors of narcissistic abuse.

Codependency vs. Dependent Personality Disorder

There has been a bit of confusion in the narcissistic abuse recovery community around codependency and dependent personality disorder. A question I received from one of our community members prompted me to clarify the differences and similarities between the two. The...

5 Signs Your Mother is a Narcissist

Were you raised by a narcissistic mother? If you're like a lot of adult children of narcissistic mothers, you may have only recently realized that you were. See, just like you can be married to a narcissist for 20 years and not realize that you're dealing with...

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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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Narcissists Fool You With False Empathy

Narcissists Fool You With False Empathy

Here’s the thing. When we say “narcissists have no empathy,” we don’t necessarily mean that they’re not capable of figuring out what you’re feeling. What we mean is that narcissists don’t FEEL empathy in the same way as most people do. They have no compassion, no remorse and they don’t feel regret – unless they regret a choice they made because it negatively affected them directly.

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Why Does It Hurt To Love A Narcissist?

Why Does It Hurt To Love A Narcissist?

(Prefer to watch or listen? Check out the video here on YouTube) Loving a narcissist is hard, and honestly, it hurts. I know from personal experience. See, I've dealt with several narcissists in toxic relationships in my life - family members, friends, and even a...

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New Guided Meditation for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery (Heal While You Sleep)

New Guided Meditation for Narcissistic Abuse Recovery (Heal While You Sleep)

A 4-hour guided meditation* to help you heal from the effects of narcissistic abuse. Created for you by certified trauma counselor and narcissistic abuse recovery coach Angie Atkinson.
*Includes Healing, Transformative and Soothing Music with Spoken-Word and Subliminal Affirmations

Ready to start overcoming the painful effects of narcissistic abuse in a toxic relationship? You can start taking back your power right now! Download your meditation and begin your healing TONIGHT!

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7 Things You Can Say To Trigger a Narcissist’s Anger

7 Things You Can Say To Trigger a Narcissist’s Anger

(Prefer to watch or listen? See video on YouTube)  Making a narcissist angry is a skill that doesn't require much practice, but figuring out how to avoid their ridiculously overblown reaction to anything you say, think, or feel? Well, that takes some real strategy....

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What You Need To Know About The Narcissist’s False Self

What You Need To Know About The Narcissist’s False Self

If you've ever been in a relationship with a narcissist or a toxic person of any sort, you might have some experience with seeing the narcissist's false self - and with being aware that there is a difference between the person the narcissist shows to the world at...

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The #1 Thing a Narcissist Will Never Do

The #1 Thing a Narcissist Will Never Do

What is the #1 Thing a Narcissist Will Never Do? Validate You. Watch Video. One of the most difficult parts of dealing with a narcissist for me was the constant invalidation of my feelings, my thoughts, and my emotions. Since my first narcissist was a parent, I would...

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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.

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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...

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No Contact vs. Ghosting and Silent Treatment

No Contact vs. Ghosting and Silent Treatment

(Prefer to watch/listen? See video on YouTube!) If the silent treatment is a form of narcissistic abuse, does going no contact make you a narcissist? Lately, I've been seeing a lot of comments from viewers who are worried that they might be the narcissist in their...

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How To Make The Narcissist Miss You After The Discard

How To Make The Narcissist Miss You After The Discard

Have you ever found yourself wishing the narcissist would regret losing you? Do you want the narcissist to miss you? How to make the narcissist regret losing you and/or miss you after the discard – what you can expect from the narcissist, how they think about you once you’re gone and exactly what you can do to make them realize exactly what they’ve lost when they lost you. 

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What Are The Words That Destroy A Narcissist?

What Are The Words That Destroy A Narcissist?

(Prefer to listen or watch? See video on YouTube) You know that old saying, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me," right? We all know that isn't true - certain words really can hurt us. And we all know that narcissists have some pretty...

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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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