Uncover the Three Warning Signs of a Toxic Narcissist

Narcissistic abuse is far more than lies and controlling behavior Photo by Jaanus Jagomägi on Unsplash Growing up, I had a narcissist in my life. They reigned pure terror over me with a vast array of belittling tactics. I was constantly fed lies to preserve whatever secret they were hiding. The narcissist in my life … Continue reading Uncover the Three Warning Signs of a Toxic Narcissist

Steer Clear of Narcissists to Safeguard Your Inner Peace

Helpful tips to protect what is most important: your sanity Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash For my entire life, I have lived on the lies of a narcissist. What I thought was true was false, and the reality I saw was a delusion. I could never get a single truth to come out of … Continue reading Steer Clear of Narcissists to Safeguard Your Inner Peace

Gaslighting May Be a Common Manipulation Strategy for a Narcissist

Gaslighting was the narcissist’s bread and butter photo credit: Cynthia Magana on Unsplash When someone thinks about what truly makes up a narcissist, typically the first thought is manipulation. Narcissists are all about what they can get for themselves. Everything in a narcissist’s world centers around their own desires and beliefs. A heavy hand of … Continue reading Gaslighting May Be a Common Manipulation Strategy for a Narcissist

Taking Your Power Back From a Narcissist

The greatest weapon that a narcissist has is power — take that away and they have nothing Image Credit: Mike L on Unsplash I sat across from them at the kitchen table, my foot nervously tapping on the ground. They sat across from me, eyes cast downward and a stern face with a hint of a menacing … Continue reading Taking Your Power Back From a Narcissist

3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Knowing the signs of a toxic relationship can help you stay aware. Source: Andrew Neel on Unsplash Disclaimer: Although I have personal and professional experience in the mental health field, I am not a licensed mental health professional. The information contained in this article is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this article are not meant to … Continue reading 3 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Understanding the Disorder Behind a Narcissist

Breaking down narcissistic personality disorder. Source: Engin Akyurt on Unsplash Narcissists are a topic that has been flooding media for the past few years. There is a lot of misinformation about what a narcissist truly is. To begin, we have to understand narcissistic personality disorder to truly grasp what a narcissist is. Narcissistic personality disorder is listed in … Continue reading Understanding the Disorder Behind a Narcissist

How Manipulation Works in Relationships

Unraveling the various structures of manipulation. Source: Matt Paul Catalano on Unsplash Manipulation is something that everyone has experienced. We all have encountered one person in our life who manipulates people as a way to get by. Manipulation doesn’t have to be in a romantic relationship; it can be in any relationship. Maybe a friend manipulates you to … Continue reading How Manipulation Works in Relationships