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Boundaries

The Crooked Path to Healing

Shakespeare wrote, "The course of true love never did run smooth." Healing from narcissistic abuse never runs smoothly either. Many of you asked, "How are you healing from narc abuse, Lenora?".

Sometimes, getting away is the best way to heal and put things in perspective. As I travel, stay with kind friends, gather evidence and interview witnesses, my journey of healing is coming into focus, sharp and full of clarity. This is the crooked Path of Healing I tread, complete with backtracks, quagmires and ROUS's (Rodents of Unusual Size).



Agoraphobia

How to Break A Woman’s Psyche


Find the sweetest, most codependent woman alive. This is imperative or nothing wonderful can come of the system for breaking your woman's psyche I'm about to relate.

Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we?


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Boundaries

Flash! Narcissism Leads to Perfectionism and Workaholism

"Perfectionism is probably the most common and also one of the most damaging characteristics of dysfunctional families," wrote John and Linda Friel in their excellent book An Adult Child's Guide to What's Normal. When I read that, I felt like I'd discovered fire. Perfectionism ran rampant in my narcissistic family and I've been its willing slave since childhood.

But why? That's what I want to know.



Control

Hey! Don’t Rush Me to Forgive, Forget and Get Over It

Anyone struggling to recover from emotional abuse has probably been told, "Oh, just forgive, forget and get over it!" What a slap to the face! As I chronicle my own journey of healing from narcissistic abuse on Narcissism Meets Normalcy and the Huffington Post, pissed-off readers post comments like this frequently! I bet you've heard it a lot too. So let's chat about it, shall we?