Is Your Abuser Narcissistic

Is Your Abuser Narcissistic? Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Are you wondering if your abuser is narcissistic? The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) defines Narcissistic Personality Disorder by the following nine traits. To be diagnosed as having this disorder a person must have at least five …

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When Denial Keeps You Stuck in Pain

Denial: When it helps, when it hurts Written by Mayo Clinic Staff Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Denial is a coping mechanism that gives you time to adjust to distressing situations — but staying in denial can interfere with treatment or your ability to tackle challenges. If you’re in denial, you’re trying …

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Mothers Day Joyful For Some Dreadful For Others

13 Ways to “Celebrate” If Mother’s Day Is Hard for You Article Written by Annie Wright, LMFT For some, Mother’s Day will feel like a wonderful day, perhaps filled with brunch, flowers and time and energy spent with the woman you love—your Mom. Or maybe you’ll revel in having your own little ones bring you …

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The Eight Symptoms of Parental Alienation

The Eight Symptoms of Parental Alienation Written by J. Michael Bone, PhD. The first symptom of Parental Alienation is the “Campaign of Denigration”. This refers to the child’s view of the “hated” parent. It is important to understand that this is composed of two components. First, the campaign of denigration refers to the one being …

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Twenty Questions Identify Codependency Issues

Codependency Quiz Is Codependency a Problem in Your Life and Relationships Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Take The Quiz To find out if you are suffering from relationship codependency, please answer yes or no to the following twenty questions: Do you put others’ feelings, desires and needs before …

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Cliffedge Road: Chapter One The Final Curtain

Cliffedge Road Chapter One: The Final Curtain A Memoir by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine All deaths are sudden, no matter how gradual the dying may be. ~Michael McDowell As we lay on our backs looking up at the sky, I glanced over at Cammy expecting to see a spark …

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What Lies Are You Telling Yourself

What Lies Are You Telling Yourself Recognizing and Changing Your Internal Dialogue Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine What lies are you telling yourself? Are you telling yourself that you are not good enough, not worthy of love, that something must be wrong with you, that you must accept …

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Breaking Free From Your Narcissistic Family

Breaking Free From Your Narcissistic Family Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine The home life of children growing up under the constraints of narcissistic parents is loveless, chaotic, confusing, volatile and unpredictable. The mind games narcissistic parents play with their children cause a lifetime of damage; emotionally, psychologically and …

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