Category Archives for Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

How Betrayal Bonds Keep You Chained to Narcissistic Abuse

When we think of trauma, we don’t usually think of betrayal as being a source of it.  Your partner calls you an insulting name, uses you for money, disrespects your boundaries, or sleeps with your

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6 Types of Spiritual Bypassing Holding Back Your Abuse Recovery

In all my years of guiding others through narcissistic abuse recovery, I’ve seen some dangerous advice.  Everywhere I look, it seems there is a teacher or author who promises rapid healing, wholeness,

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10 Things to Expect When a Narcissist Knows You’re Onto Them

Are you preparing to let the narcissist know you’re onto them? What could be more vindicating then letting the narcissist know you’ve figured them out? That you’re onto their game and you’re

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REAL Self-Care Ideas for New Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

Self-care can mean different things to different people.  For someone like me, considering where I’m at in my own recovery from narcissistic abuse, I tend to be more self-reflective, spending time

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You’re Not Attracting Narcissists – Maybe Narcissists Are Attracting You

When researching narcissistic abuse, you’ve no doubt run into some of the new age self-help articles that blame your wounded inner core and the forces of the universe for your trauma. These articles

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8 Red Flags That You’re Dealing with a Narcissistic Mother

Do you feel empty when you hear your friends talk about loving relationships with their mothers? Their mothers sound supportive, compassionate, and uplifting. But you? Well, you couldn’t use any of those

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Narcissistic Love Bombing Always Leads to Hate Bombing

“Why can’t we just go back to the way things USED to be? The good times before we fought all the time?” If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you’ve no doubt uttered this classic question

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13 Signs You’re Dealing With A Narcissistic False Twin Flame

You FINALLY met someone who is everything you’ve dreamed of. They share the same goals, values, and interests as you. They shower you with love. They build up your self-esteem.  They even like the

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How Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome Triggers Financial PTSD

Do you feel sick to your stomach every time you spend $3 on a simple coffee? Are you meticulously combing your debit history at least once a day? Do thoughts of bills and frivolous purchases wake you up

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