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Talking Brains Episode 16: Episode 16 Financial/Economic Abuse: How to Break Free

By |2019-06-17T18:11:15-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about how to break free from financial and economic abuse.Financial/economic abuse is present in 99% of domestic violence cases. It's a way that abusers/gaslighters/narcissists gain power and control in a relationship. Find out how to identify financial/economic abuse, and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your children. Resources: [...]

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Talking Brains Podcast Episode 14- When is a Relationship Bad Enough?: Leaving the Gaslighter

By |2019-06-03T16:26:15-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Dating, Gaslighting, Psychology Today, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about when a relationship is "bad enough" to leave and leaving the gaslighter I've had several people contact me and ask me, "What if my partner meets only a few characteristics of a gaslighter? Should I leave?" In this podcast, I detail 11 warning signs of a gaslighter, plus information to [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:27-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By |2018-09-29T13:26:36-04:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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8 More Signs You’re with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:27:12-04:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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Are You in a Relationship With a Narcissist?

By |2018-09-29T13:27:20-04:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

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, [...]

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Remarriage: Factors for Success

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44-04:00December 15th, 2011|Categories: Gender, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Remarriage is the triumph of hope over experience" - Samuel Johnson Taking that plunge (again) can be nerve-wracking, especially if you had an especially difficult divorce. Here are some factors that help increase your changes of a successful marriage the second time around. A study by Falke et al. (2007) reviewed literature from 1980 through 2007 [...]

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Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-04:00May 31st, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Social Media, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people in the U.S. over 45 years of age were surveyed in a study of loneliness (sponsored by AARP). The survey measured loneliness using the UCLA Loneliness Scale. Participants who scored 44 points or more were defined as "lonely", while those scoring 43 or less were defined as "not lonely". (My bullet points aren't [...]

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Frenemies: The New Enemy

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-04:00May 20th, 2011|Categories: Dating, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

"Frenemy" is actually in the Oxford Dictionary. It was added in 2010 along with its friends "vuvuzela" and "chill pill". (I just thought of a great high school English assignment - write a poem using "frenemy", "vuvuzela", and "chill pill". But I digress.) A "frenemy" is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as "a person with whom [...]

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