Narcissus - Stop Putting Things in My Cart

Narcissus - Stop Putting Things in My Cart

Narcissists love to steal, and they find very odd (and often creative and unique) ways of doing so. My narcissist was neither creative nor unique, but he was a thief.  One of the strangest things h...
Narcissists - Relationships As Transactions

Narcissists - Relationships As Transactions

One of the more bizarre behaviors of my narcissist was his transactional nature, coupled with his expectation that he receive ‘payback’ (x1000) for every small (often negligible) thing that he did...
Narcissus... aka Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Narcissus... aka Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

One of the many things I just could not wrap my head around regarding my narcissist was how he was like two different people. It was like I was living out, in real life, the Strange Case of Dr Jeky...
Listen for Lies

Listen for Lies

A few people have asked me how to detect a narcissist. In hindsight, I overlooked numerous red flags that, if taken seriously, would have made me realize the serious issues with my narcissist. One...
How a Narcissist Changes You -- Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually

How a Narcissist Changes You -- Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually

I was chatting about my blog before the start of a meeting, and a coworker asked me “How did being with a narcissist change you?” I immediately fumbled around trying to get the dozens of thoughts f...
Narcissus and DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim Offender

Narcissus and DARVO - Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim Offender

As I have emphasized multiple times throughout my blog, I am not in any way, shape, or form an expert on psychology, psychiatry, mental health, healing, sociology, anthropology, etc. I have no form...
Narcissists and Breadcrumbing

Narcissists and Breadcrumbing

My nine-year-old son hosted his first sleepover last night. As the hours ticked by (with the boys becoming evermore rambunctious and me evermore sleepy), I found myself scrolling through my Faceboo...
Narcissists and Trauma Bonds -- How A Trauma Bond Is Like a Drug Addiction

Narcissists and Trauma Bonds -- How A Trauma Bond Is Like a Drug Addiction

In the weeks following my narcissist's arrest for assaulting me (see: The Second Assault), I would wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat, shaking, scared, uncertain, confused, traum...
Narcissus and ‘Recording Videos’

Narcissus and ‘Recording Videos’

I came across this video by The Game Exposed titled “Why Do Narcissists Love to Record You.”  Ever since my narcissist was arrested for the second time for assault and harassment, I have been t...
Narcissus and the 'Ekho Doesn't Want Me to Have Friends' Tactic

Narcissus and the 'Ekho Doesn't Want Me to Have Friends' Tactic

Narcissists are much like bratty teenagers who respond to their parents' limits with ‘you must not want me to have friends.’ I remember when I was 14 years old wanting to go to a keg party in the ...
Narcissus and Mommy - The Mother-Created Narcissist

Narcissus and Mommy - The Mother-Created Narcissist

My narcissus had the strangest relationship with his mother and, in hindsight, I should have seen this as a warning sign. I read somewhere that how an individual treats their mother is often indica...
Narcissus and ‘Time Out’

Narcissus and ‘Time Out’

The use of the ‘time out tool’ was another way my narcissist manipulated and twisted everything for his own gain, ultimately leading to the demise of our relationship. We were in couples therapy fo...
Narcissus Relationship Tactics - Get You to Leave them and Play the Victim

Narcissus Relationship Tactics - Get You to Leave them and Play the Victim

I saw this meme and, immediately, it reminded me of what my narcissist did to his first wife. My narcissist’s first wife, Prissy, left him for another woman (the daughter of our minister) about ...
Narcissus' -vs- Ekho's Birthdays

Narcissus' -vs- Ekho's Birthdays

A Tale of Two Birthdays - Narcissus’ -vs- Ekho’s Birthdays One of the early red flags in my relationship that I recognized (and yet ignored) was the disparity between my birthday and that of my nar...
Narcissus V. Bear - Things a Bear Never Did to Me but Narcissus Did

Narcissus V. Bear - Things a Bear Never Did to Me but Narcissus Did

Things a bear never did to me but my narcissist did: Slam my head into a wall and, then, tell everyone I self-harmed Slam my head into a wall and, then, tell me that I broke my own collarbone for ...
Prepping for the Narcissist in Your Life and the Damage They Will Cause

Prepping for the Narcissist in Your Life and the Damage They Will Cause

Nothing can prepare you for a narcissist. It doesn’t matter how much you read, how many people you know who have been impacted by narcissistic abuse, or how much training you have on NPD. Nothing c...
What is a Narcissist?

What is a Narcissist?

I guess at some point I should talk about what a narcissist is, and now is as good of a time as any. I will once again stress that I am not an expert on mental health, psychology, psychiatry, human...
Narcissist's Charm and Charisma

Narcissist's Charm and Charisma

My therapist once told me that narcissists can charm the pants off a rattlesnake. I think this is an understatement. My narcissist was very charming, and he knew it. Often, he would brag behind clo...
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