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An informative book. An inspiring dance mix. A dinner recipe that's healthy, delicious, and kid-friendly. A rejuvenating spa treatment. Even a trusted professional. Every now and then, we all need these things—and quickly. The First Wives World Community Recommendations section provides a fast, easy way to find it all anytime.

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10 Recent Recommendations

Pampering: Henna

As a Henna artist, I'm a little biased here, but getting henna in a location you can see and admire, with a design that is meaningful to you, can be very uplifting. I like knowing there is something pretty on me, even on the days I don't feel pretty about myself. Link is just for concept…

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:41pm

Music, movies, & more: Another great article with information to recognize abuse signs...

We live in a fog. Questioning our thoughts and are their actions really that bad. This article helped put into light some of the signs and symptoms that I have been experiencing. The confusion and ptsd especially...

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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 2:53pm

Music, movies, & more: Trauma bonding

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Tue, 10/27/2015 - 2:51pm

Book: The Verbally Abusive Relationship By: Patricia Evans

The book revealed to me that my ex's non actions and refusal to talk about issues that i found hurtful, mean and derogatory Is also abusive behaviour. It stopped me from thinking i was going crazy.

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:24pm


This quiz consists of 30 well thought-out questions that help you quickly determine if you married a narcissist.

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Tue, 10/6/2015 - 4:52pm

Book: Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me-How to Recognize/Manage the…

Describes the narcissist behaviors, recognizing patterns, impact on those around him and how to deal with the anger, fear and other emotions that result from their controlling, manipulative actions of the narcissist.

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Tue, 9/15/2015 - 9:45pm

Book: Boundaries

A narcissist does not recognize another person's boundary so things are always on their term. One phrase I hear periodically is "it's my way or the highway" - this book has helped validate my thoughts and feelings and given me the push that I needed to finally take control of my…

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Tue, 9/15/2015 - 9:36pm


There are regions in the brain that process empathy and compassion. In Narcissistic individuals those areas are not as developed and that difference can be clearly seen on MRI's. However, the nurturing a child receives (or doesn't) still plays an important role in determining their behavior.

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Wed, 8/26/2015 - 2:19pm

Book: WEBSITE LINK: Narcissistic Love vs. Unconditional Love

Did your narcissist treat you like you had no feelings? This article explains why.

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Wed, 8/12/2015 - 5:25pm

Book: WEBSITE LINK TO ARTICLE: How Early Childhood Oedipal Narcissistic Develop

How Early Childhood Oedipal Narcissistic Development Affects Later Adult Intimacy and Relationships I have seen the effects of what this article covers first hand. Narcs are doing so much damage to our children from very early ages that will have consequences lasting well into their…

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Mon, 8/10/2015 - 3:52pm