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Memories: First Day of Freedom

One year ago was my first full day of freedom. I had moved out of the home I owned with the Narcissist. I moved while he was at work. 748 more words

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Narcissistic Recovery: Move-Out Day

I moved out of our house one year ago today. One year ago was the last time I sat on my old red couch. It was the last time I enjoyed the living room with the bay window, the fireplace, and the walls I’d painted the most soothing light greyish blue. 754 more words

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Stay at home girlfriend

He wanted me to be a stay at home girlfriend. With his next raise, the next promotion, the next job. That was when he would be earning enough to make it happen, he would say with his chest swollen with pride and an all too familiar maniacal glint in his eye. 580 more words

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Sex and Self Respect

I plan to see the gentleman again this week. It will be the third time we see each other.

I am having anxious thoughts about kissing. 452 more words

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Anxiety and Dating

I didn’t hear from the gentleman again after the lovely drink we had together last Friday. It gave me the opportunity to face some personal challenges and address some anxious attachment tendencies. 860 more words

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What Are Flying Monkeys?

You may or may not have heard of the term “flying monkeys” before. Flying monkeys are people whom the narcissist/sociopath uses to try and gather information… 722 more words


Depression After Toxicity

That feeling of powerlessness during a toxic relationship with a Narcissistic Personality Disordered individual leaves indelible marks on a victim’s psyche after the relationship is over. 940 more words