Domestic Violence takes many forms, but they are all about power and control!

You can click on the photo to go to the site with the domestic violence wheel and more information from: So many times, I hear people discounting abuse and claiming emotional or verbal abuse, etc…are not really abuse. Many people think only physical attacks are abuse. They are wrong! Domestic violence is about power and … Read more

Narcissist mothers and family alienation

We’ve heard about parental alienation, but there’s less commentary on family alienation. It seems to be the hallmark of a narcissistic mother–especially with her daughter. Narcissists of all types are dedicated to discrediting their victims by portraying them as crazy to friends, relatives and acquaintances. They usually start before the victim even knows there is … Read more

Suggested books for dealing with narcissists and other crazy people

My other blog includes many book reviews…and I read a lot of books about narcissistic abuse, crazy people and recovery. Many of these might be helpful for you too: People Can’t Drive You Crazy if You Don’t Give Them the Keys by Mike Bechtle Life Code: The New Rules For Winning in the Real World … Read more

The hardest part of being abused by a narcissist

For me, the hardest part of being abused by a narcissist was trying to tell people what had happened only to find they were under the narcissist’s thrall and didn’t believe me. To go through such extreme torment at the hands of a Jekyll and Hyde and not be validated or supported was the worst. … Read more

Characteristics of Adults Who Were Abused As Children

As a child and young adult, I had many unusual symptoms that doctors couldn’t really explain. I had bad psoriasis, I had daily headaches, I had anxiety and panic attacks, I had chronic migraines, I had ulcers and dysphagia, I was frequently depressed, I was painfully shy with no self-esteem, and I was bullied badly … Read more