Archive for November, 2012


My Healing Journey

I’ve been quiet and withdrawn.  It’s been a frustrating road watching visitation be put back into place, have my ex attack my character to whomever he speaks with about the situation, and to see my children’s behavior change so dramatically as they are put back into a stressful situation.… Keep going...

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Narcissists are “reality benders”

My kids and I have watched the series “The  Last Airbender” television cartoon series (different than the recent movie).  In it, there are “benders” who are able to manipulate the four elements of water, air, earth and fire by using their own mental energies.… Keep going...

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Back to Visitation

Yesterday was a whirlwind.  CPS reinstated visitation.  They see it as a sticky case because it has been going on for so many years, and because there are court orders in place. … Keep going...

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Deepak Chopra’s 21 Day Meditation Challenges

I have been doing Deepak’s meditation challenges, and really enjoying them.  They are easy – he starts with an introduction each day on what he wants you to consider. … Keep going...

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Barry Goldstein: Research on Domestic Violence & Child Custody

Sometime back,I reached out to Barry Goldstein to look for ideas on how to handle the issues with my kids.  He and Theresa Mo’Hannah have published a book about domestic violence and child custody. … Keep going...

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The Irony of the Single Parent in a Custody Battle, and the Requirement to be Perfect

As I drove away from the school today, dropping off my kids at the last possible second (think tazmanian devil whirling into the lot and us running into the school),  I am amazed that we made it on time and certain that God’s hand was in it.… Keep going...

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Prayers & CPS

Quick post … I’ve been quiet, I admit.  CPS became involved in our situation a couple Friday’s ago.  I shared with the assigned social worker the drawings that our daughter has been doing. … Keep going...

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Obstacles & Desires

I like this post by David Krueger on Obstacles & Desires we create in our lives.  I think that it is very relevant to everyone – and especially in my situation and other’s like me. … Keep going...

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Love Your Neighbor as You Love Yourself

“‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:31 

This verse was included in the Gospel reading at church yesterday. … Keep going...

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A Five Year Old’s Perspective on the Presidential Campaign

  Last evening, my five year old son was chanting “Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney!” 

Then he froze.  He asked me, “Mom, who is it that wants to get rid of Elmo?”

I answered “Mitt Romney”

Then he asked “Who is it that is going against Mitt Romney?”

I answered “Barack Obama”

Then he chanted again. … Keep going...

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Defense vs. Being Assertive – Legal Battles with a Narcissist

Last week, when I met with my daughter’s therapist, I received a litany of items that I need to change or do. … Keep going...

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When the Going Gets Tough

I find that when I am stressed … really stressed and something is bothering me… I get quiet.  My normally extraverted personality turns inwards. … Keep going...

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