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When the Student Becomes the Teacher – One Mother Opens Up to Her Adult Children

What is the best way to support somebody beginning to “wake up” to the narcissism or the emotional immaturity in their relationship but still willing to wait for a miracle to occur? And what if that “somebody” is a parent in a relationship with a step-parent that you’ve never really liked? And what that miracle …

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Hold On To Your Hippocampus – The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse on the Brain

A growing body of research now shows how long-term narcissistic abuse affects the hippocampus and the amygdala of the brain, areas that regulate memory and control emotion. And while someone may not be your classic, malicious or malignant narcissist (there are several sub-types of narcissism), even someone with narcissistic tendencies, traits, or “dustings” can do …

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Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? Understanding the Black or White, All or Nothing Thinking of the Narcissist

People in relationships with narcissists often find themselves in a constant state of “reading the room” or “walking on eggshells” in hopes of navigating the large number of hidden, emotional landmines. But one wrong step and a landmine explodes, leaving a trail of destruction to the self-esteem of the narcissist’s victims. Today Tony sheds light …

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Setting Boundaries w/the Narcissist

Tony Overbay LMFT shares an example of gaslighting that led to setting a healthy boundary. Tony then tackles the topic of boundaries. What are healthy boundaries, and why are they so difficult to enforce? Tony refers to Kier Brady LMFT’s article “5 Type of Boundaries For Your Relationship,” http://www.keirbradycounseling.com/relationship-boundaries/ as well as Dr. Robert Glover’s …

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Am I the Narcissist? Exploring Narcissistic Traits and Tendencies (from the Waking Up to Narcissism podcast)

Tony introduces his latest podcast, “Waking Up to Narcissism.” In this crossover episode, Tony shares that narcissistic tendencies or traits can come in many different forms and levels of severity. At the same time, as a mental health condition, there is currently only one diagnosis. Tony tackles the question of whether or not we use …

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Am I the Narcissist? Exploring Narcissistic Traits and Tendencies

Narcissistic tendencies or traits can come in many different forms and levels of severity, while as a mental health condition, there is currently only one diagnosis. Tony tackles the question of whether or not we use the label of narcissism too broadly, and if we spoke more about what narcissistic traits and tendencies looked like …

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Death By a Thousand Cuts – Is it Safe to Explain Your Situation to Others?

One of the most frustrating things after “Waking up to Narcissism” is trying to explain your relationship struggles to friends, co-workers, or family members who haven’t experienced narcissistic forms of abuse (emotional, financial, spiritual, etc.). Many people in these situations find themselves almost wishing their emotional abuser would physically abuse them because “at least people …

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Good People Trying to Make Sense of Nonsense (Gaslighting)

Today we tackle why good people look for reasons their narcissist is acting off rather than accepting the situation for what it may be. Plus, Tony describes four types of gaslighting. Please submit your questions as well as your gaslighting examples through the contact form at http://tonyoverbay.com #gaslighting #communication #compassion #therapy #virtualcouch #wakinguptonarcissism #tonyoverbay #tonyoverbayquote …

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Narcissistic Awareness Grief and the Narcissistic Apology

Tony gives examples of the narcissistic apology, and he explains “Narcissistic Awareness Grief,” a term coined by Dr. Christine Hammond (https://growwithchristine.com/). Tony refers to an excellent article by Diane Metcalf on Narcissistic Awareness Grief https://toolbox.dianemetcalf.com/nag/ Please submit your questions as well as your gaslighting examples through the contact form at http://tonyoverbay.com #therapy #wakinguptonarcissism #tonyoverbay #tonyoverbayquote …

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