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Saturday, July 21st, 2018

 

Life After Loving a Narcissist

My friends tried to tell me I was stupid for letting my guard down as fast as I did but it just felt right… he felt right. It was nice to laugh with someone instead of fighting with them and that’s what we did. We laughed all the time. We enjoyed the same music and the same TV shows, shared similar interests in so many things that we never ran out of things to talk about. We could stay up for hours talking. He was mysterious in a way andRead More


Life After Loving a Narcissist

  Not once in my life did I ever think I would need to write these words. Not once did I ever think I would leave myself so vulnerable to fall under the spell of a narcissist but it happened. So here’s my story and what I learned about how to love myself after loving a heartless man. I had just gotten a divorce and was taking a ride on the emotional roller coaster that comes along with it. I had finally found peace and was starting to be happyRead More


Inside the Narcissist’s Mind and Their World of Illusions!

A narcissist possesses specific traits, like requiring excessive admiration or having a sense of entitlement. If you’ve worked for or lived with a narcissist, then you probably know that they see themselves differently — preferentially — in comparison with other people, making the people around them less valued. They victimize the people around them by being who they are. Any relationship with a narcissist can be toxic. A narcissist builds you up as they know it is what you need. You’re in pain. You’re suffering. Next, the “magic” occurs —Read More


What A Narcissist Says (And What They Really Mean)

Narcissists are expert manipulators, and they’ll do just about anything to avoid a bruised ego. Here’s what to know (and where to draw the line). Narcissism is, by most estimations, a rare disorder. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, about 0.5 to 1 percent of people are diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). However, many psychologists believe narcissism is on the rise; the American Psychological Association notes that one major 2008 study found that 9.4 percent of Americans in their 20s had experienced NPD at some point in their lives (comparedRead More


What A Narcissist Says (And What They Really Mean)

“Even if the argument wasn’t a big deal, he’d make it a big deal,” Amber says. “He was incapable of saying, ‘Sorry, my bad. Let’s move on.’ If I brought up something, he’d counter with something that I did. I’ve been in plenty of relationships where the occasional argument strayed into that territory—with [my partner] bringing up my issues—but with him, it was something else.” ISTOCK.COM/ANTONIO_DIAZ We weren’t able to speak with Amber’s partner for this piece, but his actions are in line with typical narcissistic behaviors. “To manipulate and control others,Read More