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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.

Every resource listed here is recommended by like-minded individuals who know what you're going through. You can even join in and add your own recommendations, and help build a resourceful library of survival tools for everyone.

10 Recent Recommendations

Music, movies, & more: 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists..Use to Silence You

Written by Shahida Arabi, I related to this article, was able to take some useful tips from it. It's long but worth the time to read if you deal with a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath in your life.

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Sat, 8/13/2016 - 6:34pm

Book: In Sheep's Clothing, by George K. Simon Jr.

I figured out that my ex husband is a narcissist and this book opened by eyes to all his behaviors. I finally felt like someone understood! This book clearly illustrates the true nature of disturbed characters, exposes the tactics the most manipulative characters use to pull the wool over…

Thu, 8/4/2016 - 4:55pm

Book: How to exit a violent relationship

This is my book and I shall be grateful for all comments on Amazon please thanks ;)

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Tue, 8/2/2016 - 4:49pm

Book: desiderata

excerpt: "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."

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Mon, 7/25/2016 - 5:27pm

Book: How Narcissists See Their Wives (and others) - WEBSITE LINK

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Thu, 7/21/2016 - 8:14pm

Book: Love and the Mystery of Betrayal: Recovering your trust and faith...

Find lots of resources — articles, poetry, quotes for dealing with trauma, grief, abandonment, betrayal on my website. "Finding Heart in the Dark" Find award-winning book, written from the heart, on Amazon:…

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Thu, 5/12/2016 - 9:10pm

Book: Getting Past Your Breakup by Susan J Elliott

I was so overwhelmed with grief after ending my first relationship post divorce, that I felt I was re-living my grief from my divorce all over again. Actually, it seemed even worse than the divorce grief. This book described what I was feeling to the letter, and helped me understand why and deal.

Tue, 3/29/2016 - 11:23pm

Music, movies, & more: Mark Manson - Author, Thinker, and Life Enthusiast

Though he can be crude and he uses some foul language, I have found his articles direct, to the point, and very helpful. Most recently I read his article entitled "Maybe You Don't Know What Love Is" found at:

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Thu, 3/24/2016 - 4:21pm

Music, movies, & more: Patrick Doyle - Christian Counselor

I recommend listening to the videos posted by found on YouTube. Do a 'Google' search for "Patrick Doyle Emotional Abuse" and you will get a link for his YouTube video on the subject. From there you can find multiple videos on a number of subjects.

Sun, 3/20/2016 - 1:44pm

Book: The Emotionally Destructive Marriage-Leslie Vernick

A Christian perspective that is FINALLY not - stay no matter what. I hate that. Christ died so that I could have ABUNDANT life - not the one sucking the breath out of me currently. She not only empowered me - but gave me very specific steps to take to start to take my life back. I found relief!!

Fri, 3/11/2016 - 9:03pm