“This kitty cat lost her mind Been lookin’ for a star-sent sign that I’ll be alright Look to the skies” —”Rainbows” by Kesha It’s been a year since I started … Continue reading Where does that highway go to?
Dear Lawyer, I want you to know that I’m deeply appreciative of the role you’ve played in my liberation. I could not have navigated the convoluted process of divorce without … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Lawyer: things to know when representing victims of narcissistic abuse
“What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?”—colloquialism Recently I reviewed Richard Gannon’s video about narcissists’ use of word salad and I promised you I’d … Continue reading It’s Ping Pong: Lessons in Communicating with a Narcissist
lack [lak] noun deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skills something missing or needed: After he left, they really felt the lack. … Continue reading Lack
“Rather than blissfully lacking a sense of morality, like the sociopath, they are continually engaged in sweeping the evidence of their evil under the rug of their own consciousness.”—M. Scott … Continue reading Projection: Lessons in Communicating with a Narcissist
“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end of it.”—Spock Unfortunately, the medical decisions with my children still remain unresolved and bizarrely so. Things associated with getting the house … Continue reading That’s Illogical: Lessons in Communicating with a Narcissist
“An abuser can seem emotionally needy. You can get caught in a trap of catering to him, trying to fill a bottomless pit. But he’s not so much needy as … Continue reading Should I Poke the Bear?
“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.”—Captain Jean-Luc Picard Unwinable. Never ending. False bottom. How could I forget the … Continue reading Unwinable
“When you ask a psychopath a straightforward question that requires a straightforward answer, he usually goes round and round in circles or talks about something else altogether.”—Claudia Moscovici, “Dangerous Mind … Continue reading Circumlocution: Lessons in Communicating with a Narcissist