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September Book Review: Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion of Identity by Marie-France Hirigoyen

“The goal of abusive conduct is to destabilize the other person and make them doubt themselves and others.” – Marie-France Hirigoyen

The (destructive) art of making someone doubt themselves is only the beginning of emotional abuse. 455 more words

Book Reviews

But How Do You KNOW He's a Psychopath? Hint: It's Not Manipulation

When I was first ‘booted’ into recovery, kicking and screaming the whole way, like most survivors, I read just about anything having to do with Narcissists, Psychopaths and Sociopaths I could find that would give me some insight as to what I’d… 2,738 more words

Still Having Dreams About Homelessness.

I am still dreaming about homelessness, possessions, and theft.

This time I was in a large department store like Macy’s. It was bright and had large windows looking out onto the street where pedestrians were strolling by, dressed 1950’s style – men in brown suits with hats and women in dresses with fitted bodices and flared skirts. 803 more words

Narcissism

Another One Bites The Dust: Psychopath Support Groups and Forums

It’s really difficult for me, in fact heart wrenching, when I have a survivor darken my doorway because of a ‘falling out’ with a support group or forum. 3,783 more words

On Snake Pits & Devastation

There’s a nasty snake pit in the middle of the living room of the house that is my life.

The rank and desolate pit has been a part of my existence for many moons – it’s cavernous depth filled with hissing, angry black vipers dancing sinuously with shaking rattlers and silent but suffocating constrictors. 689 more words

Healing

The Art of "Weaning" From the Psychopathic Parent

I’ve been having an amazing time with the kittens as they grow. Watching them learn to walk without a wobble, bounding up to just a few inches before my feet and watching with great focus, my toes move for them. 1,188 more words

No, Virginia, Not Everyone is A Narcissist, Sociopath or Psychopath. . .

The above meme comes from one of the positive thinking tyranny pages on Face book that float through my news feed. Notice how ‘money’ is the first thing that you’re a magnet in abundance for? 2,337 more words