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Narcissism: One of the few conditions where the patient is left alone and everyone is treated.

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Brown Matter

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common Sense.” ~ Thomas Alba Edison (American Inventor, 1847-1931)

I think I’m going to throw the parenting common-sense book out the window. Apparently, common sense and consideration have no room in parenting with someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD.) I should know that by now; however, for the sake of my child, I seem to be hanging to a small thread of unfounded hope.

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Blame Shifting

“To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey (American Politician)

Ann, a fellow blogger, shared one of her latest experiences with her narcissistic husband. Reading her blog post reminded me of so many things that happened to me with my  own husband. I then started to type a comment to her post. Unfortunately, it ended up being so long that I decided to create a whole post in my own blog to share, instead.

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Stonewalling And The Silent Treatment: The Narcissist’s Silence As An Abuse Tactic — Self-Care Haven by Shahida Arabi

Has your partner, friend or family member ever ignored you when you tried to have an important discussion or addressed something significant to them? Have you ever been silenced by a toxic person’s silent treatment? You may have experienced what is known as “stonewalling.” Stonewalling and the silent treatment are some of the most devastating forms […]

via Stonewalling And The Silent Treatment: The Narcissist’s Silence As An Abuse Tactic — Self-Care Haven by Shahida Arabi

Everything mentioned in this article has happened to me, including the statement that I needed therapy made by my narc husband. I thought about sharing. I hope it can help other people who might be living it right now.

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A Dream of You

“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.” ~ Ransom Riggs, American author

I can’t remember when was the last time I was able to truly sleep through the night without waking up once for one or another reason. Five to six nights a week, I find myself waking up either in the middle of the night, or about an hour before the alarm, always to a dream that is about one of two themes, if not both.

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Blame and Responsibility

I’m letting the image below speak for itself.

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Good luck trying to make him or her see it differently.

Filing Income Tax Jointly for The Last Time

“Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” ~ Margaret Mitchell

With the deadline for filing 2017 income tax returns fast approaching, I wanted to share my (I hope) last experience filing jointly with my narc.

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And then she said “bye”

One of the things I have not mentioned because I have not had time to get around to do so is the epic battle I had with my daughter’s father concerning our daughter’s autism treatment and therapies.

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