10 Childhood Traumas You Need to Recognize & Recover From

childhood trauma

Did you have a toxic home life, or something that happened to you at a young age? Any of these 10 things we’re discussing could seriously affect your adult life. Ever wonder why you give difficult or toxic people too many chances? Ever wonder why you make a plan to leave, execute it, and end […]

Feeling Stuck & Second-Guessing Yourself?

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3 Good Questions I’m Often Asked That Show The Trauma Bonds Causing you to start second-guessing yourself is an unwritten directive of an emotionally abusive, narcissistic person. When that happens, they know they have staked their claim in your psyche and that you will have a harder time maintaining your boundaries and sense of self. […]

Future Faking

episode topic is future faking - the ways narcissists keep you hooked by promising futures you'll never have

One phony way narcissistic people keep you hooked. All those promises! All those dreams! Was it future faking? That’s a very common way that #Hijackals keep you engaged in the relationship. Learn how it works…and, what really doesn’t work about it. You need to see this clearly, or you’ll be hooked on hope! All you […]

7 Unhealthy Patterns You Learn Growing Up in a Narcissistic Family

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You may not even know you picked up all this from narcissistic family dynamics in your life. When you hear these things, you may find the key to unlocking relationship difficulties you’ve had in your adult life. Definitely worth listening to! Is your narcissistic family past negatively affecting your adult relationships now? We take SO […]

Relationship Help: Co-Existing, Co-Operating or Collaborating?

Co-existing? Co-operating? Collaborating? Which is it generally in your relationship? It’s important to contemplate these distinctions because they make all the difference in the viability and the vitality of your relationship. You can look the words up in a dictionary and you’ll find there is little distinction, but in terms of relationship help, there are […]

How to Finally Believe A Hijackal Doesn’t Love You

16 Clear Ways They Show They Don’t! You want to believe that a Hijackal–a toxic, difficult, perhaps narcissistic person–loves you. You SO want to believe it. They don’t have much love to give and here are 16 ways to recognize that they aren’t giving it to you. An eye-opener! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The transactional […]

How Hijackals Hook You Into Toxic Relationships

How to Unhook, Step Back, and See More Clearly What’s Really Going On Hijackals create toxic relationships, and it’s important to see the patterns, traits, cycles, and behaviors clearly. That’s not easy, but it is necessary. If you’ve been with a Hijackal or other toxic person for long, you may feel as though you suffer […]

Can Narcissists Change? Like, Actually Make Lasting Changes to Stop the Abuse?

Can Narcissists Change? Listen to this podcast episode to find out

Psychiatrist, Dr. Laura Dabney, answers that HUGE question that keeps you hooked on hope: Can Narcissists Change? You want to know if there’s hope the emotional abuse will stop. Listen in! You hope, hope, hope. Can narcissists change? Can YOUR narcissist change? WILL your narcissistic person change? You buy into their promises to change. And, […]

How To Change Unhealthy Relationship Patterns You Know You Have & Still Don’t Fix

you can choose to change your unhealthy relationship patterns

You know you have some unhealthy relationship patterns that you want to fix in yourself, like trust, communication, or assertiveness issues. Yet you can’t seem to make the changes. It’s really frustrating! You WANT to be different. Maybe you just don’t know HOW.  There are 6 things you can look at to change your own […]

How the Strong Pull of Trauma-Bonding Creates Addiction to a Toxic Relationship

couple after incident, what trauma-bonding looks like

You may call it “love” but, in a toxic relationship, it may sadly be that you succumbed to the addictive nature of trauma-bonding. You need to know for sure so that you can make wise decisions for your–and your children’s–health and well-being. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The definition of trauma-bonding Understanding the addictive nature of […]