Category Archives for Recovery from Co-Dependency

10 Lies We Mistake for Love – Part One

This article is the first in a two-part series. What is real love? Poets and writers have attempted to define true love for centuries. While true love is certainly something worth striving for, it’s

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When the FOG Lifts…Clarity and Awareness after Leaving the Narcissist

When I was a little girl, I would sleepwalk.  I’d wake up on the living-room couch, or sometimes even on the floor.  It left me with a very bizarre feeling because I couldn’t comprehend how I could

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Forgiving the Narcissist vs. Abuse Amnesia

Forgiveness.  It’s all over the media.  If we want to live a stress-free life, clear our energy channels, and obtain forgiveness from our Creator, we must learn to forgive.  In the words of the Buddha,

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Rise Above Self-Sabotage and Live True to Yourself

So you finally broke free from the Narcissist.  You got your own place, initiated blunt-force No Contact, and depleted twenty-seven boxes of Kleenex in under a week. I hate to break it to you, but that

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5 Steps to Healing When the Relationship is Over

Getting over a relationship is hard enough, but trying to recover from the pain of narcissistic abuse seems insurmountable.  If you are ruminating over “what could have been”, perhaps the following

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Why I’m Glad I Went Through Hell with a Narcissist

Years ago, I never would have imagined myself saying those words.  I often PRAYED that I would go to sleep and not wake up.  I was crippled with panic attacks, agoraphobia (from being stalked), anxiety,

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Cross the Bridge to Your Other Reality

When attempting to leave an abusive partner, most people get sucked back in several times before making the break. Why do you think that is?  Why can’t we just pack our things and leave?  We know it’s

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If You Want Him Back

It may seem counterintuitive, but some women find themselves wishing they could go back to their narcissistic abuser.  This is very common and a normal part of the grieving process.  It is the “bargaining”

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