Posts Tagged narcissism


Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Narcissism – a common theme?

A phrase that is used quite frequently with narcissists is “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.  The original movie actually had to do with someone who actually had split personalities, which came about because of dissociative disorder. … Keep going...

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A Legal Motion on my Door (again)

I’m human and I’m frustrated.  I returned home last evening to find the motion to reduce child support on my door. … Keep going...

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Out of the Mouths of Narcissists – Common Phrases

Along the way in my relationship with my ex, I came to terms with the relationship having been abusive.  I also came to realize that my ex likely has narcissistic personality disorder, borderline, some antisocial traits and perhaps bipolar as well. … Keep going...

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Narcissists Repeat Destructive Relationship Patterns

I find it interesting that we all (personality disordered and “normal” people) have trends or patterns in our lives that repeat themselves. … Keep going...

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A Plea from a Narcissist’s Young Daughter

My 8 year old daughter wrote a book this week.  She asked me if I could take it to a publisher and shout her story loud so that she could get help to “improve her and her brother’s lives”.… Keep going...

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Dealing with Narcissists: The Circle of Control

I am not sure who the author of the leadership tool “Circle of Control” actually is so that I can give credit to them. … Keep going...

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“Mom, can we go back to before I was born and pick out a new dad for me?”

This is what my daughter asked me the other night, in the middle of screaming tears…. “Mom, can we go back to before I was born and pick out a new dad for me?”

Do narcissist parents impact their parents? … Keep going...

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Example of “communicating” with a narcissist “effectively”

Recently, with both my kids in turmoil and feeling frustration that they have to see their Dad, my daughter’s awesome therapist suggested that I try to see them every day that they are at their father’s. … Keep going...

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Parent Coordinators and Narcissism or Personality Disordered Ex’s

In my humble opinion, the role of a parent coordinator is perfect for two normal people who want to work together but have to learn how to after having been hurt from their marriage falling apart, but just don’t know how to do so. … Keep going...

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Do sociopaths, psychopaths or narcissists ever move on?

I am at a loss for this one part of dealing with my ex, and haven’t found much information on it – but what I found I will share in a moment.… Keep going...

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Holidays and narcissism

AAGGGG!!!  They all lose it around holidays, birthdays and special events.. don’t they?

There are definite times of year when I feel more tension and worry about what’s going to transpire and how it’s going to go than others.… Keep going...

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School pictures and divorce

For divorced families where the parents work together for the sake of the kids (ahhh… fantasy bliss :), the aspect of getting the school pictures ordered for both parents probably doesn’t cause any alarm.… Keep going...

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“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” – Jack Buck

A wonderful quote to remember!

Is it crappy to have to coparent with a narcissist?  YES!

Tree in Bloom

Tree in Bloom

It is toxic to have a narcissist in your life?… Keep going...

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Fear

Fear is a feeling I’ve been examining and thinking about a lot in my situation.  I find that I do things out of fear of my ex, for fear of the court system and the judge, for fear of being judged inaccurately by anyone.Keep going...

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Narcissists are …false, …null…, and…void..

Since narcissists lack a true sense of self, they compensate by creating an image of themselves which is sometimes, oftentimes, well… untrue.… Keep going...

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Narcisists are a FACADE

What you see is NOT what you get. Narcissists lack a “core”, a true “self”.  I cannot think of any better way to test this theory than to have a deep, heart to heart conversation one on one about morals, ethics and beliefs.… Keep going...

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Frustration & Forgiveness

I woke up this morning thinking about how I get frustrated with my kids when they don’t listen and are being actively defiant. … Keep going...

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Narcissists Lack Empathy

Empathy, per Websters:

1: the imaginative projection of a subjective state into an object so that the object appears to be infused with it
2: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this
Personal example:
A dear friend of mine was pregnant. … Keep going...
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