Tag Archives: rage

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…)

Healthy and Unhealthy Expressions of Anger

by on October 12, 2017

Anger is expressed in one of four ways. Three out of the four types are unhealthy manifestations: aggressive, passive-aggressive and suppressive.  While only one, assertive is healthy. Most people remain consistently in one or two categories depending on the circumstances. For instance, a person might be aggressive at home (because they are more comfortable) but… (more…)

How to Overcome Expectation Exhaustion

by on October 12, 2017

An expectation can be positive or negative, realistic or unrealistic, about behavior or performance, increase anxiety or relieve stress, and result in disappointment or surprise. There are two sources of expectations: internal and external. Internal expectations are rooted in beliefs, grounded by experience and flourish though thoughts. In contrast, others impose external expectations based on… (more…)

How to Win over an Angry Narcissist

by on October 18, 2016

The other day I received a phone call from a narcissist raging over something that just occurred. Within 30 minutes, the narcissist had completely calmed down, the situation had radically deescalated, and there was a clear path forward. Even I, as someone who works with narcissists regularly, was shocked by the dramatic turnaround. Did I… (more…)

Narcissistic Sexual Abuse

by on January 23, 2015

Has sex become something you just do rather than enjoy? Do you feel pressured into having sex? Is it possible to be sexually abused in a marital relationship? Sexual abuse can happen to both men and women in and out of a marital relationship. In a relationship with a narcissist, however, that abuse becomes magnified…. (more…)

Why are you so angry?

by on August 25, 2012

It happens. You are driving down the left side of highway slightly faster than normal because you are late. Suddenly someone cuts you off causing the breaks to be slamed and almost results in an accident. Instantly, feelings of rage emerge. Or your spouse promises they will be home by a certain time. You make… (more…)

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