Browsing Category : narcissism

How To Handle Narcissism


In the beginning of my recovery journey from the abuse I endured – once I was aware of it –  I did not handle it well at all. In fact, I handled it so codependently, I only added fuel to an already very volatile and toxic fire. As to be expected, however, since I was unaware of the abuse I was…

Narcissists Aren’t Evil


This title, for many, may bring forth a visceral response. Anyone who’s been a victim of an abuser period – of any sort – will viscerally respond to this because their reality is: they’ve been victimized. My friends, your voices are heard, and your feelings are validated. I’m not here to dismiss anything you’ve been through, or what you truly…

Discrimination and Boycotting Is Narcissisism


Cirque du Soleil cancels all shows in North Carolina SMH…*sigh* And I really wanted to go see this. This must come to a stop. This in insane y’all. Economic boycotting reveals one thing: narcissism. It’s an effort seeking to impose a change in what someone, or a group of people, do not believe in. In turn, if these people do…

Feelings Are Meant To Be Felt


Last night, I posted this to my Facebook Page: And herein lies a major problem in our culture – one that is exposing narcissism left and right: People aren’t allowed [with many] to feel, or be even for a moment, sad, disappointed or angry. I just watched a video of Cam Newton in an interview session right after the game.…

The Panthers & Cam Expose Narcissism


Growing up, I wasn’t a huge sports fan. There were some teams I’d sometimes follow, but not consistently. Yet, I’ve always enjoyed movies such as Facing the Giants, The Blind Side, Rudy and many others because of the struggle-victory message they send. A message that encourages humanity to step up to the plate of life and just play. Today, my…

Why Halloween is a Blessing For Me


Hey everyone. I’m Marni, a grateful believer in Jesus – and I’m in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. Yesterday, Halloween, was a blessing. Trick or Treating happened, but how it started off was with sitting down with a sponsee of mine to chat over breakfast with to celebrate her accomplishments in her recovery journey. It was a…

How to Avoid or Overcome Relapse


Hey everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve been around here – again – but alas, I am still here. I’m Marni, a grateful believer in Jesus Christ, and I’m in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. The last few weeks, again, have been hard. The last time I blogged, I was fired up. I was ready to hit…

Good Girls Aren’t Supposed to Hate Their Mothers


“I could not find a book that explained that this phenomenon of feeling unmothered could be a real deal and that here could be mothers who are not maternal. Nor could I find a book that discussed the conflicted feelings that their daughters have about these mothers, the frustrated love, and even sometimes hatred. Because good girls aren’t supposed to hate…

All It Takes Is One


Finding people who are “like” us in this world can almost feel as if we’re looking for a needle in a haystack… …or a million haystacks. It’s heartbreaking the silence that is created from emotional abuse…and in fact, any abuse. For abuse is the misuse of someone and/or something. In the case of abuse of people – we, those of us…