News & Reflections

In her essay titled "Experts in the Field" author Bonnie Nadzam opens up about her experience with an exploitative, abusive teacher and the impact it has had on her life. She writes: “I continue to witness their success and public adoration and the celebration of not only their work, but also of them personally. I [...]

From the narcissistic parent’s point of view, the child is a vehicle to temper their own intense fears. This can manifest in the following ways: Withholding: The narcissist parent may withhold communication, love, and attention Blaming: Going on the offensive by publicly telling everyone (sometimes telling you, sometimes not) how wrong you are and how [...]

An article from BusinessInsider.com titled “What Happens When You Break-Up With A Narcissist?” by Lindsey Dodgson offers tips on how to handle a break-up with a narcissist. Dodgson writes: “One minute you may feel like everything your partner has ever wanted, and the next you're left wondering what on Earth went wrong. This is because [...]

An insightful article from The Washington Post titled “What Happens When Narcissists Become Parents” by Jody Allard discusses how narcissistic parenting impacts children when they reach adulthood. Allard explains: “Children aren’t equipped to handle that disconnection from their primary caregivers. They need parents who are consistent, available and unconditionally approving to form secure attachments. As [...]

In healthy development, the parent “exists” for the sake of the child. With the narcissistic parent, the child “exists” for the sake of the parent. You may be the child of a narcissist if you’ve been: -Blamed for causing their discomfort -Accused of doing what the narcissist is doing (and denying)―being cold, selfish, manipulative, and [...]

In his blog post on PsychologyToday.com titled "Narcissist or Just Self-Centered? 4 Ways to Tell,” Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W lists the similarities and key differences between narcissistic traits and changeable self-centered behaviors. Taibbi writes: "The fine line here is the degree to which narcissists seek not only attention but also don't listen to others or only [...]

Typically, you will see groupings of the following traits in the n. Does the person you’re thinking of show several of these traits, or rather, a pattern of these traits? {Unpredictable way of relating} warm, but then goes cold; pouts for attention; cuts others off emotionally; won’t talk or look at them, but will be [...]

“...If I feel anxious, I will find a way to manage my anxiety...One way to manage my anxiety is to breathe in, focus, and remind myself that engaging the narcissist will not simplify my life...” Surviving The Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery In an article titled “How to Improve Your Health Through Breath” from U.S. News [...]

Each and every day, there are new opportunities to take steps to grow and to learn and to discover freedom. How can we gain perspective once recovery has begun? Here are a few things to try: —Seek the support of a licensed therapist who understands the dynamics of narcissism —Assess the situation daily and take [...]

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