Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Is My Abuser a Narcissist Psychopath or Sociopath

Is My Abuser a Narcissist Psychopath or Sociopath Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Many have asked me, “Is my abuser is a narcissist, psychopath or sociopath.” The confusion comes from the assumption that since psycho/sociopaths and narcissists are both empathy devoid and psychiatrically classified in the same cluster …

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Narcissistic Parents: Normal Rules Do Not Apply

Narcissistic Parents Normal Rules Do Not Apply Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine As an adult child dealing with narcissistic parents, normal rules do not apply. Confrontations do not work, reasoning does not work, standing up to them does not work, and family counseling does not work. Your feelings …

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Spiritual Narcissistic Abuse

Spiritual Narcissistic Abuse Manipulation Through the Fear of Spiritual/Religious Non-Compliance Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine One control method used by some narcissists, but not often talked about, is known as spiritual narcissistic abuse. As is true with other cunning abuse tactics, those who experience spiritual narcissistic abuse may …

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Gaslighting: Five Tactics Used by Narcissists

Gaslighting The Five Tactics Narcissists Use Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Gaslighting is one of the most insidious forms of psychological abuse used by narcissists. The term comes from the 1944 Hollywood classic film Gaslight starring Ingrid Bergman. The story is about a woman who is slowly manipulated …

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Talk Therapy Ineffective with Narcissistic Abuse

Talk Therapy Ineffective with Narcissistic Abuse Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Written by Randi Fine Talk therapy is ineffective with narcissistic abuse treatment because it works on the intellectual brain; on rational thought. While survivors may experience rational understanding of what they have endured, what they know intellectually is not what they …

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Narcissistic Emotional Abuse Recovery

Narcissistic Emotional Abuse Recovery Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine “Sometimes in life you have to give yourself what you wish you could get from somebody else.” ~Dr. Phil McGraw Narcissistic emotional abuse can be far more damaging than physical abuse. Unlike the cuts, bruises and broken bones of …

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Narc Speak

Narc Speak: A Language All Their Own Randi Fine, Author From the book Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing and Recovery © 2017 In interacting with narcissists you may notice that their methods of communication are peculiar. Narcissists talk at people, not to them. They go on and on …

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Narcissistic Abuse Related Weight Issues and Eating Disorders

Image Source Weight Issues and Eating Disorders Related to Narcissistic Abuse From the book Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing and Recovery © 2017 I have been asked by many to include a chapter explaining the relationship between narcissistic abuse and weight/eating-related disorders. I invested some time researching …

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Tyrannical Rule of the Narcissistic Father

Image Source Tyrannical Rule of the NPD Father Randi Fine, Author From the book Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing and Recovery © 2017 A father’s role is to love, protect, support and guide his children. Narcissistic fathers do none of those things. They are cruel, arrogant bullies …

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Tips for Finding Help with Your NPD Abuse Recovery

Image Source Why Seek Professional Help? Randi Fine, Author From the book Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing and Recovery © 2017 You have suffered enough. You deserve to be free of the painful burdens that have been unfairly placed upon you. Life is not easy for anyone. …

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