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
I received a question in my inbox about my blog, Toxic Ties That No Longer Bind. The question was in reference to family members staying in touch with an abusive ex of a family member. Let me start off by saying to the person who asked the question, I get it. I understand. It can … Continue reading Look Who’s Coming to Dinner: The Narcissist & the Family
Things are certainly different on the other side of abuse and healing from said abuse. You get stronger and wiser each and every day during the healing process and years after. You learn to recognize "them". You know, those people...the abusers, social media trolls and other toxic people of the world. You also learn how … Continue reading Toxic People: Not My Clown, Not My Circus
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 things 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. For 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 to … Continue reading Right Out of A Lifetime Movie: Flashback Sunday
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!