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Stephanie Sarkis Author, Counselor, and ADHD Expert

Coping with Grief: An Interview with Lara Krawchuck MSW LCSW MPH

When you have experienced a loss, grief can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to turn. I interviewed Lara Krawchuck MSW LCSW MPH, a grief expert, about how to best cope when things feel out of control after a loss.

Lara is the founder and CEO of Healing Concepts, LLC (link is external)a counseling, continuing education and consulting practice in West Chester, PA. Her clinical TechTage specialties include… Continue reading

10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist.

While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a challenge when you are forever linked to the narcissist via your children with him or her.

If you have children with a narcissist, be prepared for what is known as a high-conflict parenting situation. These are custody cases where a parent, or parents, are antagonistic. For the narcissist, getting you riled up is a way they can get attention and continue their hold on you.

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Free ADHD teleconference January 11th-16th

The ADHD Palooza free teleconference is going on now until January 16th. Learn more about ADHD experiences and treatment. I will be presenting on ADHD and money on January 14th at 1pm. http://adhdpalooza.com

So You’re in a Relationship with a Narcissist. Now What?

Part 3 of a 3-article Psychology Today series on living with a narcissist.

As you learned in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, being in a relationship with a narcissist is emotionally draining and can cause you to question your sanity.  You’re feeling guilty about things that aren’t your fault; you’re told that you don’t remember things the way they really happened; you have to follow “rules” that don’t apply to the narcissist.

Things are just getting worse in your relationship.  Promises aren’t kept and the fights keep getting bigger.  Let’s say you’ve decided you can’t handle the stress of being in a relationship with a narcissist anymore.

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8 More Signs You’re with a Narcissist

Part 2 of a 3-article series on being in a relationship with a narcissist:

In Part 1 of this article series, you learned 10 signs that you are in a relationship with a narcissist.  You learned that narcissists are the masters of the guilt trip.  You also learned that narcissists have a set of rules for you in the relationship that they don’t apply to their own behavior.  Here are eight more signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist:

1.  Changing your mind is seen as an affront to them.

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Are You in a Relationship With a Narcissist?

New Psychology Today post:  10 Signs You are in a Relationship with a Narcissist…

You find that you feel guilty for things that aren’t really your fault.  You find that what your partner told you last week is now denied by them this week.  Being in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist can be very emotionally draining, and can impact your mental health.

Keep in mind that these 10 signs of a narcissist don’t happen right away – they can come on slowly.  The beginning of a relationship with a narcissist is usually fast-paced and the narcissist tells you are the best thing that has ever happened to them.  However, things start to change.

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Grieving My Mother

My mother died in April. Having a parent die is like losing a piece of yourself. As Craig Ferguson said when eulogizing his father,…. Continue reading

Radio interview tonight 9/8 at 6pm EST

I will be appearing on Michelle Skeen PsyD’s radio show tonight at 6pm Eastern to talk about non-medication treatments for ADHD. More information can be found here: http://michelleskeen.com/blog/?p=1888

New Book Giveaway at Goodreads.com!

nonmed book coverMy new book, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD:Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and  Motivation With or Without Medication, is now available.

New Harbinger Publications, Inc. is giving away a copy at Goodreads – enter here by June 15th: Natural Relief for Adult ADHD Giveaway

Helping Kids Swallow Pills

Having difficulty teaching your kids how to swallow pills?  Try these suggestions.