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Narcissistic abuse red flags

If you have noticed the following red flags in a person close to you, then you need to take precautions. Below is a check list which you need to pay close attention to. The more of these you can relate to, the quicker you need to remove yourself from a relationship with such a disordered… Continue reading Narcissistic abuse red flags

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Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help you understand whether you have weak emotional boundaries, is by Charles… Continue reading Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

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Healing from abuse

The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and unfortunately this damage is sometimes irreversible. Abuse leaves behind scars unique… Continue reading Healing from abuse

Adversity & support · Depression · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · grief · Loneliness · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Narcissistic abuse syndrome · recovery · Resilience · self care · Self-reflection & self-awareness · Shame · Uncategorized

Dealing with parental estrangement

If you have become estranged from your parents, it’s important to remember that this can be a very vulnerable place to be. Making the decision to become estranged from your family may alleviate some of the instant emotional pain after a huge argument, however, many people find that estrangement is a constant battle in their… Continue reading Dealing with parental estrangement

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The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Childhood trauma produces physiological effects upon the developing brain that have an adverse effect upon the individual’s stress response system. Childhood trauma is likely to increase a person’s vulnerability to falling victim to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). FACTS ABOUT CFS. The symptoms of CFS are as follows : – persistent fatigue/exhaustion which affects everyday life… Continue reading The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Child abuse · complex ptsd · Depression · Emotional abuse · low self-esteem · mental health · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Narcissistic abuse syndrome · Shame

Shame

Shame is caused by negative messages. The shame I am highlighting in this video is caused by dysfunctional parents. Shame is insidious and can have detrimental effects on the way we view ourselves and others. This is something I am very familiar with as a survivor of narcissistic abuse and I want to highlight the… Continue reading Shame

Adversity & support · Child abuse · Compassion · complex ptsd · Depression · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · low self-esteem · mental health · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Uncategorized

Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!

Intolerance to vulnerability is everywhere. Dysfunctional homes have this at their core.Children don’t feel safe to express emotions of sadness or pain..Children are taught that it is not ok to have sad or angry emotions..that they will be a burden if they dare to express these emotions.. This is not acceptable..This is emotional abuse.. Physical… Continue reading Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!