What It Means When a Narcissist Says “I Love You” – by Athena Staik, PhD

This article by Athena Staik, Ph.D. is a must-read! You can find the original on PsychCentral. Dr. Staik also has a Facebook page called What a Narcissist’s “I Love You” Means. WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A NARCISSIST SAYS “I LOVE YOU” Dear Codependent Partner, What I’m about to say is not something I’d ever say or admit …

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Article by Shahida Arabi: “Your Brain on Love, Sex, and the Narcissist: The Addiction to Bonding with Our Abusers”

I want to recommend another interesting and informative article by Shahida Arabi (who wrote What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths, which I posted a while back): Your Brain on Love, Sex, and the Narcissist: The Addiction to Bonding with Our Abusers Many survivors of narcissistic abuse are confounded by the addiction they feel …

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Resource: Melanie Tonia Evans, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Happy New Year! I want to share with you a new resource I have been exploring: Melanie Tonia Evans and her website dedicated to Narcissistic Abuse Recovery www.melanietoniaevans.com. Melanie was a victim of serious narcissistic abuse that devastated her emotionally and physically. She then learned everything she could about this type of abuse and learned …

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Resource: Sandra Lee Dennis on Narcissism

A while back I wrote a couple of posts mentioning Sandra Lee Dennis, who has some great resources on her website Finding Heart in the Dark at www.SandraLeeDennis.com. She has a new, free ebooklet available called Notes on Narcissism, that I bet a lot of you are going to like. If you go to her …

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Article by Shahida Arabi: “What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths”

I came across a terrific article called “What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths” by Shahida Arabi on the website Mogul. There are some great insights in it that I hope you’ll appreciate. For other great articles by Arabi, visit her blog Self-Care Haven. What Abuse Survivors Don’t Know: 10 Life-Changing Truths by Shahida Arabi …

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Reclaiming My Life – Michelle Mallon’s Story of Healing

Recovering from therapist abuse is hands-down the most painful experience I have ever gone through in my entire life. Healing was incredibly difficult for so many reasons, some of which make me very angry and some of which have brought me great insight. Because of the impact healing from therapist abuse has had on my …

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When The Pieces Don’t Fit: The Corrupted Puzzle

Note from Kristi: I am happy to welcome Michelle Mallon as an ongoing contributor to the blog! Look for more of her posts in the future. If you had asked me what happened, I would not have been able to explain it to you. I couldn’t tell you who was at fault either. “Was it …

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Escape from the Emotional Black Hole

This is a guest post from one of our readers, Michelle A. Mallon, MSW, LSW. August 2012: Looking back, it was as if I went through months of someone telling me there wasn’t a massive black hole sucking me in. It felt as if he was telling me “Everything is fine. Keep walking. In fact, …

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