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April, 2018


I Was Married To A Narcissist. Here’s What I’d Like To Tell Melania.

it can’t be easy for Melania Trump to be married to a man as drama-inciting as President Donald Trump. Author Catenya McHenry knows what it’s like to be married to such a big personality, having divorced a man with narcissistic personality traits in 2010. The writer and mom of three recently published a memoir about her tumultuous 10-year marriage, Married to a Narcissist: Enduring the Struggle and Finding You Again. In an interview with HuffPost, McHenry said she thinks the first lady would benefit greatly from reading her book. (Though psychologists remain wary of assessing theRead More

What His Cuddling Style Says About His Feelings For You

Men are not very vocal and they don’t go around openly expressing their feelings to women; most men anyways. That’s why the only truth is that their actions speak louder than words. The way they behave toward you is the first and most important indicator—the way a man treats you, how much he invests in you and the relationship he is building with you. However, there are some sweeter indicators, like his body language, touches, kisses, and cuddles. Even when he is unwilling to say anything aloud because he thinks thatRead More

Bar set far too low for Down syndrome kids

DAWN is breaking in our home in north country Galway, and like nearly every morning for the past seven years, I awake to singing. It is coming not from the birds, but from our eldest daughter. I have never met anyone as musical as her. She manages to find the tune of every song and sings along even on the first listen. As parents, we wish to nurture that gift, yet we are unsure of how best to proceed. For Róisín is not quite like other little girls. She hasRead More

Bar set far too low for Down syndrome kids

Róisín attends her local mainstream primary school. The first few months for her here were stressful. We had some meetings with staff who were concerned with her climbing and bolting. Thankfully, that settled down and now Róisín is doing well, assisted by her wonderful special needs teacher and resource teacher. Homework is modified for her. While her classmates can all read and write, she has just mastered the pincer grip. Her spoken words are slowly coming on and she is finally starting to use full sentences. Her speech remains intelligibleRead More

Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment now available for $40

A life-saving cancer treatment priced at more than $200,000 is about to become much more affordable for Australian patients. From May 1, patients fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma will pay less than $40 for the breakthrough Keytruda drug. Usually, Keytruda would cost $200,000 per course of treatment but the Federal Government’s move to list it on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme means patients won’t pay more than $39.50 per script. Concession patients will pay $6.40. The immunotheraphy drug helps the body use its own immune system to fight the cancer. Keytruda has beenRead More

Teen is back dancing after scoliosis surgery

Moments before Mya Montgomery thrust herself into the countless leaps, kicks, spins and bends that make up one of her many dance routines, instructor Tricia Reynolds asked her to remember what they had said about the piece the last time she practiced. “To be happier,” Mya offered as she stood in the center of a mirrored studio at NorthPointe Dance Academy in Lewis Center. “More joy, right?” Reynolds responded. “Not too serious.” These days, expressing joy about dancing isn’t difficult for the 12-year-old from Clintonville. But there was a time,Read More

5 Reasons A Narcissist Can’t Stay In Love

“My husband didn’t need to raise his voice or hit me, as his method of violence was the words that could cut through me sharper than a knife ever could, destroying any sense of self-confidence I previously had.” ~ Megan Holgate, Life & Divorce Coach “Can a narcissist fall in love?” The question of whether or not a narcissist can fall in love is a fierce matter of debate. So before we delve too much into why they can’t stay in love, let’s address the above question. The answer, per most experts, is an unequivocal “Yes.” Here’sRead More

5 Reasons A Narcissist Can’t Stay In Love

2. THEY NEED CONSTANT “SUPPLY” A user on Quora explained their experience of being married to a narcissist: “Like an oxygen tank to a Scuba diver, we just give them the supply of what they need at that time, and, like the oxygen tank, once they have no more use for us, we’re simply discarded without a second thought.” The term Narcissistic supply was introduced by psychoanalyst Otto Fenichel in 1938. Its definition is: “a type of admiration, interpersonal support, or sustenance drawn by an individual from his or her environment andRead More

3 Signs Someone Is Suffering From Post Narcissist Stress Disorder (PNSD)

What is Post Narcissist Stress Disorder (PNSD)? Much like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PNSD is a disorder that comes about after one has been living in close proximity to a narcissist. Living with a narcissist can be extremely taxing on a person. Narcissists tend to be extremely manipulative and abusive. They will often gaslight their victims and make everything about their own feelings. After getting free of a narcissist’s influence, people can often experience a period of helplessness, anxiety, anger, or depression, much like what happens after a traumatic event.Read More

3 Signs Someone Is Suffering From Post Narcissist Stress Disorder (PNSD)

Knowing the symptoms of PNSD can be incredibly helpful, especially when you’re trying to figure out what can be done to aid a survivor of a narcissist. Here are some ways to make the life of a survivor easier and help their transition from living with a narcissist to living their lives again. 1. LISTEN Survivors will want to tell their truth as they remember it. Allow them to speak. Listen to them and validate what they’re saying. WikiHow states, “Use active listening. Don’t interrupt but try to repeat what youRead More