Too many people would rather shut their ears than recognize that abuse occurs

The other day, I was reading a thread on Facebook about women’s frustration with men who send them “dick pics” or nude photos they never wanted to see. This is indeed a form of sexual harassment. It’s gross. It’s a violation, and for many people, it is a trigger. So I was reading this discussion … Read more

Ten ways a narcissist will control you through your children

If you have a child with a narcissist or sociopath, there are so many horrible things that can go wrong. Unfortunately, having a child makes it harder to escape the narcissist’s games. ¬†You can only protect your boundaries as much as possible and engage as little as possible, but I will be honest, even if … Read more

Trump as a narcissist–and how it hurts the abuse community

These days, it is popular to cast Donald Trump as a narcissist. After all, he’s loud, brazen, tactless, crude, and more. He’s a big mouth, and he’s very obviously un-likable for many people. I’ve seen people in the narcissistic abuse support community say that it is helpful for the world to see Trump and learn … Read more

Trying not to dwell on painful memories of abuse–religion included

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, Deluxe Edition A few months ago, I purchased a Christian devotional book that has been a wonderful source of wisdom and help for me. It isn’t specifically about dealing with narcissists. In fact, it’s not about dealing with abuse, bad memories, or painful events in particular. The part … Read more