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Influence and Control: The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Influence and Control The Wisdom to Know the Difference Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine We make plans – the Universe laughs When facing the challenges life brings it is important to understand the difference between influence and control; what is within our power, what is not, and what …

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Hoovering: How the Narcissist Keeps Sucking You Back In

Hoovering How the Narcissist Keeps Sucking You Back In Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine The actual definition of hoovering is “vacuuming.” In more recent years it has become a slang term used to describe the “sucking back in” maneuver narcissists use with their victims. Through hoovering, they are …

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Giving Up Control

Giving Up Control Accepting What You Cannot Change and Going with the Flow   Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. “ ~Serenity Prayer~ Do …

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Domestic Abuse and Violence Part One

Domestic Abuse and Violence Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Written by Randi Fine One out of every four women will experience domestic abuse or domestic violence sometime in her life. Although women are more commonly victimized, roughly two out of every five domestic abuse victims are men. It does not discriminate; domestic …

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What It Means When a Narcissist Says “I Love You”

What It Means When a Narcissist Says “I Love You” Written by Athena Staik, Ph.D. Dear Codependent Partner, What I’m about to say is not something I’d ever say or admit (to you), because to do so would end the winner-takes-all-game that is my main source of pleasure in life — one that effectively keeps you carrying my load in …

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Passive Aggressive Behavior is Covert Abuse

Passive Aggressive Behavior: A Form of Covert Abuse Does passive aggressive behavior have a relationship to domestic abuse? by Cathy Meyer from the online journal Live About What do Passive Aggressive behavior and domestic abuse have in common? When someone hits you or yells at you, you know that you’ve been abused. It is obvious …

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Letter to Abused Women Now or Ever

Image Source An Open Letter To Any Woman Who’s Ever Been Abused: I Hear You Article Written by Eden Strong for Your Tango See column on the right side of this website labeled Narcissistic Personality Disorder  for a complete  list of all NPD related articles and videos. Don’t believe what he says. Let a survivor …

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Change Your Reactive Nature to Gain Personal Power

Image Source Are You Acting From Gratitude, Love and Trust, or Doubt and Fear? Article by Dr. Joe Rubino, Published on Evolution Ezine As human beings, we operate daily reflecting a wide range of emotions with a multitude of motivations fueling our behaviors. All too often we react emotionally to what others say or do. If …

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