He was “just joking.” — Lucky Otters Haven

I believe he called it “sarcasm” and then lied and said he was asking the ‘virus task health team’ but he directed the question to Dr. Birx. A true narcissist who blames everyone but himself and stupidly states ‘junk science’ of perhaps ingesting bleach or disinfectants into your body. Scary. Now the poison control centres are flooded with calls. What a hot mess!

Great article and much suited for what is happening now.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven: Some of Trump’s aides and enablers have been excusing Trump’s threats by insisting he was only joking. Here’s a tweet I saw from an anonymous source: He’s “just joking” when he says he’ll pardon aides for illegal acts, just like he kids about staying past his term Trump himself…

via He was “just joking.” — Lucky Otters Haven

Let’s talk about (C)-PTSD

This post contains an informative YouTube video explaining the effects of PTSD on childhood sexual abuse. CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is added to PTSD symptoms, such as prolonged sexual or emotional abuse or traumatic events.

My diagnosis was CPTSD because of the childhood sexual and emotional (narcissistic mother) I suffered.

Many of us have PTSD or even CPTSD. But too many people are quiet about it, suffering in silence. I did, but learned that talking doesn’t hurt. It can even help if you’re surrounded by the right people. Thank you, dear readers, for being one of them as well. I’ve collected […]

via Let’s talk about (C)PTSD — Lampelina

Do you know How to leave a Narcissist?

This is an excellent site flyingmonkeysdenied.com for articles on Narcissism and PTSD.
I found this post “How to Leave a Narcissist: Four key things to expect (step by step)

How to leave a narcissist.

Step one — understand walking away means planning to lose not only their half of the money and personal possessions, but also what they own.

Know they will do whatever it takes to destroy you socially, financially, psychologically, physically, and emotionally — more so if THEY were 100% at fault for the demise of the relationship (not less).

Expect zero help financially, physically, or with moral support; offering closure or remuneration to a victim is something a Narcissist resists, noting that even the process of grief will be interrupted repeatedly in order to make sure a target does not have it.

Step two — Plan you budget based on your own ability to produce income — not theirs.

Understand if you set your budget based on what you yourself can cover that you will never end up short; conversely, if you expect alimony and child support and rely on a dime to pay your bills that you yourself will have given them a highly effective manipulation tool to harm you directly each and every month a payment arrives late or never comes in.

Step three — Prepare to have your heart broken as they will perpetually strive to estrange children, family members, your entire emotional and social support network, and friendship circles from you with bonus points for their own ego if they can throw a home-town very public smear-campaign into the mix. Continue reading Do you know How to leave a Narcissist?

Would saying good-bye to your therapist cause you trauma?

If you're looking for a therapist, keep these things in mind. 50 Signs of Good Therapy:

Would this be a tough decision? Have you prepared yourself?

Presently, I still require individual therapy from my therapist, for she has been the most successful in tackling the secrets and hurts that I’ve been holding onto for so many years. I remain needy to be heard and reassurance from her, so I will continue on for now, and for me at this moment, it’s distressing to consider parting ways, but I recognize that day will come and I will have to prepare myself for it.

How gruelling therapy is in the first place, and yet to be so secure with a stranger, to trust and disclose your most private inner thoughts, secrets, feelings and emotions; a person who listened to you when no one else does or ever did, never criticized, nor judged and was actually absorbed in what you had to say. It’s a reassuring relationship.

Continue reading Would saying good-bye to your therapist cause you trauma?

Quote – Narcissistic Mothers

My Teacher Wore Oven Gloves

Have you ever had someone enter your life that really made a difference when you were a child, validated your feelings or listened with concern when you spoke?

Perhaps it was a mentor, coach, Girl Guide leader; you get the idea. Reflect for a minute who that person was. For me, it was my high school home economics teacher, Mrs. Fox.

Each day I was greeted with a brilliant smile from her, and the only teacher throughout my entire schooling that I connected with.

I was emotionally abused by my narcissistic mother, forever feeling depressed, apathetic, sullen, despondent and isolated. Her home economics course, for grades eleven and twelve, included both cooking and sewing/crafts (this was back in the early 70’s when it was assumed girls who graduated would ultimately become secretaries or housewives!).

Continue reading My Teacher Wore Oven Gloves

NPD Maternal Narcissism – Mom, describing most of your nasty traits

image: willieverbegoodenough.com

Mom, you scored beautifully on this:  31/33 (and you’re lucky I was being generous!).

How would your mother score out of 33?

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