Narcissists and protection orders or restraining orders

I often observe and analyze narcissist’s behavior so we can recognize and understand what they are doing to us and how they are getting away with it. I want to start adding some “real life” tips on specific situations with narcissists…. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to get a protective order or restraining order for emotional … Read more

How does the narcissist fool people who’ve known them for years?

My ex narcopath has a terrible reputation…but he also has quite a few people who have known him for years and think he’s great–people who swear up and down that I must be lying about the abuse. This boggles my mind! The guy gets in trouble all the time for raging, bullying, violence, and more. … Read more

Struggling without a narc is still better than being miserable with one

I am completely estranged–by choice–from my dysfunctional, enmeshed, narcissist-laden family. It’s really hard not having a family or a normal support system. It’s also a bit lonely on holidays. I’m a single mom, so I struggle without a bit of help, and I almost never have a day to myself. In the past, I cut … Read more

The problem with discounting and ignoring the teenaged child who tells stories of abuse

I know that those of us who are dealing with a narcissist can have all kinds of different narcissistic people in our lives. Many people who visit this page have a narcissist ex, friend, parent, sibling, boss…you name it. Unfortunately in society, the children of narcissistic parents suffer in a unique way, because they are … Read more

Predators cast more than one line at a time when fishing for victims

Very recently, I met a new person on Facebook who wanted to talk to me regarding our common experiences with narcissists. Within a few days, I suspected he was a narcissist. Tonight, I realized he was a full-out sociopath and was pulling pretty much the same classic sociopath tricks that my ex narcopath used! Fortunately, I … Read more