Hi there! My name is Angie, and I was in an emotionally abusive marriage. To be more specific, I suffered narcissistic abuse. I was married for almost five years to my abuser, and shame kept me there until the discard. I am now sharing my story because the story needs to be told to raise awareness on the topic of … Continue reading Introduction
At some point while recovering, victims will need to take command of the ship and make a hard turn in another direction to begin again. I have and feel like I am a stronger person, but recovery is still an ongoing process. Speech pediments, insomnia, stress, and negativity are among some of the thing that … Continue reading Books I’ve Read
Is it time to distance myself from my family? For me, that answer is yes. Look, I am pretty much a non-participant in this family. Most family relationships are either strained or non-existent. That also includes most extended family and family friends. I don't go to family functions due to my parents' smear campaigns and … Continue reading Toxic Ties That No Longer Bind
I am the daughter of a narcissistic mother. She has caused a lot of mayhem in my life and has sought out to destroy every aspect of my being. From as long as I can remember, I knew something was not right about her and the treatment I was receiving. There was always a high … Continue reading The First Narcissist: Mother
I am sitting here on a beautiful yet cold Sunday afternoon watching a movie, "Newlywed and Dead" on Lifetime. In one scene, the wife of the villain tracks down her husband's ex girlfriend and oh boy. The ex-girlfriend answers the door walking with a cane and invites the villain's wife into her apartment. She began … Continue reading Right Out of A Lifetime Movie: Flashback Sunday
Let's start with the good news. I have overcome many obstacles and persevered. I am now a happier person and stronger than ever. I realized I have nothing to be ashamed of. The shame belongs to the sexual predator who decided to sachet next door to assault me. The shame belongs to my abusive ex-husband … Continue reading How Abuse Has Affected My Life: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
So, you have been discarded. How does it feel? Awful, I know. Been there done that. Being discarded is a victory. Why is that? Let's take a look. The daily insanity has been reduced dramatically or completely stopped. You should take this time to celebrate the silence. In these moments, you may find clarity and … Continue reading CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE BEEN DISCARDED BY THE NARCISSIST!
People often wonder about my happy demeanor and positive attitude after enduring almost five years in an abusive marriage and another 7 years of continued financial abuse post-divorce. My answer...I had to dig deep and my conscience is clear. The abuse I suffered in my marriage was certainly debilitating. It was a high stress and … Continue reading My Conscience is Clear