Tag Archives: Bullying

7 Signs You Might Be Married to a Narcissist

by on February 27, 2018

“Is that what this is!” William exclaimed upon learning from a therapist that his wife had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He came into the first therapy session with a written note from his wife to the therapist outlining all of his issues and the areas she wanted treatment for him. When the therapist redirected the conversation… (more…)

Lame Excuses Used to Defend Abusive Behavior

by on February 27, 2018

Having grown up in an abusive family and now in a relationship with an abusive person, Bailey believed the lame excuses constantly dished out to her. Beaten down, confused, hazy, and exhausted, she sought out help from a therapist. At first, she could not comprehend that she was the victim of abuse. She thought abuse… (more…)

Males Can Be the Victims of Domestic Violence Too

by on February 27, 2018

William was ashamed and embarrassed. For years, he tolerated abuse from his wife yet he told no one. Knowing he would not strike back at her, she hit him, threw things at him, physically blocked him from leaving the room, and followed him when he did yelling insults. Sex was used as manipulation. If William… (more…)

Stopping the Honeymoon Phase of Narcissistic Abuse

by on January 15, 2018

Sam saw a pattern. After her narcissistic husband would explode combining verbal assaults with mental and emotional abuse, he seemed calmer for several weeks. Then, as if there was a timer set on his frustration tolerance, a one-minute comment could spark the abusive rage again. The rages were awful. He would call her names, twist… (more…)

The Secret Lie of Narcissism

by on October 31, 2017

Beneath all of that bravado and charm lies a hidden secret the narcissist doesn’t want you to find. They will do anything to protect their secret from you. They might lie about it.  Or they might divert your attention with an innovative story. Or they might project their secret onto you. Come close to figuring… (more…)

What is Senior Abuse?

by on October 22, 2017

At 72 years old, Susan came into therapy for the first time at the insistence of her daughter. For nearly a decade, Susan’s son had been living with her and living off her limited social security income. Her son was capable of getting a job but had difficulty maintaining employment. After a visit to Susan’s… (more…)

How A Narcissist Verbally Abuses

by on October 12, 2017

Narcissistic verbal abuse is powerful. A talented narcissist can wear down your client and then spin them around so fast before they realize what has happened. Somehow, the narcissist has convinced them that what is up is really down and the verbal assaults are actually your client’s fault. For this reason, verbal abuse is a… (more…)

Do You Work with a Psychopath?

by on October 12, 2017

There really isn’t any job a psychopath wouldn’t do so long as it benefits them in some way. Psychopaths can be business owners, surgeons, lawyers, data entry clerks, waste managers, salesmen, politicians, waiters, and even therapists. They don’t have to be serial killers or mob bosses to be a psychopath. The term psychopath is over… (more…)

Do You Work with a Narcissist?

by on October 12, 2017

Perhaps the best portrayal of a narcissistic boss is Meryl Streep in her film role as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The fear and intimidation she exudes in her employees is a classic example of narcissism. While watching it on the screen may be entertaining, it is not that way when you work for one…. (more…)

Do You Work with a Sociopath?

by on October 12, 2017

At first glance, a sociopath may be difficult to identify at work. They generally don’t draw attention because they have no internal need to socialize or interact with co-workers unless there is something to be gained from the experience. When they choose to intermingle, they present as charming, intelligent, balanced, sexy, and yet seemingly harmless…. (more…)

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