Tag: narcissistic personality disorder

The sad truth about why narcissists form relationships

Those with Narcissistic Personality Disorder sadly lack empathy and don’t feel remorse. They are cold, calculating, manipulative and emotionally shallow. Narcissists don’t form relationships with others like healthy people do. They don’t seek out partners to love and share their life with in an… Continue Reading “The sad truth about why narcissists form relationships”

Mental Health Awareness week

Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who… Continue Reading “Mental Health Awareness week”

Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often

Dear friends I am hope you are enjoying your weekend and are generally doing ok. Before I fly off to Scotland tomorrow, I wanted to upload Monday’s Youtube video early, as I won’t be able to work on it when visiting family. This week’s… Continue Reading “Psychological Projection-A defense mechanism that people with NPD use often”

Parentification

In today’s video, I talk about another type of child abuse known as parentification. Parentification isn’t always through the known fault of a parent, as sometimes in single parent families or in families with a special needs child, the parent struggles to keep the… Continue Reading “Parentification”

Malignant narcissism

Although this isn’t an actual diagnosis in the DSM, it is very real and it is very destructive. I have had first hand experience with someone who has this condition and I live with a very real mental illness that was caused by that… Continue Reading “Malignant narcissism”

When to emotionally detach from a toxic relationship or situation

Hi everyone, This is my 2nd attempt to write this blog post, after the last one was unfortunately lost. 😦 I hope you all had a good Christmas weekend and managed to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. For those of you… Continue Reading “When to emotionally detach from a toxic relationship or situation”

Question & Answer- YouTube videos

Today I am starting off my series of Q & A videos, where my viewers and subscribers are able to get their questions answered by me, in a video each week. Please feel free to ask me questions on the following topics: Complex PTSD… Continue Reading “Question & Answer- YouTube videos”

4 tips before going ‘No contact’ with a narcissistic parent

If you are currently considering ‘No contact’ with a narcissistic parent, then this video might be helpful. Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you would… Continue Reading “4 tips before going ‘No contact’ with a narcissistic parent”

Dealing with elderly narcissistic parents

As narcissists start ageing, things actually get much much worse.When they are no longer able to charm others with their good looks, good health & successful business, they start losing control over others and their mask starts to fall. Narcissistic people live their life… Continue Reading “Dealing with elderly narcissistic parents”

What is hoovering?and why you have to protect yourself

  A lot of my posts recently are dedicated to dealing with dysfunctional relationships. I don’t want to lower your mood by any means, but feel it is important to talk about issues that are more common than people think. For those of you… Continue Reading “What is hoovering?and why you have to protect yourself”