Damning New “Research” into Parental Alienation

This article was published in January 2020 following a research article by Dr Adrianne Barnett. I have taken my time in writing a response because it is a complex issue and I didn’t want to react with my emotions rather than my head. I want to start by saying that I do agree that parental… Continue reading Damning New “Research” into Parental Alienation

9 Stages of Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

Everyone’s experience of recovery from narcissistic abuse is different but through our work with hundreds of people, we have seen the same impact crop up over and over again.  “One of the things that happened when I was going through the shitty relationship, as I call it, was that I lost any identity of who… Continue reading 9 Stages of Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

5 Reasons Why Narcissists Move On So Quickly

Narcissists always seem to land on their feet, like the proverbial cat.  Whilst you are at home still feeling hurt and healing from the break up of your relationship, they are happily posting photos all over social media of how wonderful their life is now. It’s like a real kick in the stomach! So why… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Narcissists Move On So Quickly

11 Signs of An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

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15 Books Perfect For Children Living With Abusive Parents

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Parents often ask me for resources to help them support their children who are living with an abusive parent.  It can be such a difficult topic to explain as there are so many emotions involved. I have therefore compiled this list, with the help of many of my clients, to offer you some guidance and… Continue reading 15 Books Perfect For Children Living With Abusive Parents

7 Painful Tactics Used By Narcissists To Control Their Victims

Control is important to narcissists. They need to control their environment because they believe they know best. They have to exert themselves to stop anyone from challenging them. Through conversations with victims, I have noticed patterns in their behaviours and this list encompasses the main themes of their controlling behaviour. Feel free to add your… Continue reading 7 Painful Tactics Used By Narcissists To Control Their Victims

Emotional Abuse: The Truth

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Narcissists use control to keep others close to them. It often stems from a fear of abandonment. They believe that everyone, given the choice, will leave them. And so they create an environment where they are initially adored, then feared. This dichotomy creates what is known as a trauma bond. The victim is drawn in,… Continue reading Control

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