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10 Recent Recommendations


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

Book: "Why Does He Do That" by Lundy Bancroft

This was recommended by southiebella. The book takes a look Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men.

Wed, 8/5/2015 - 5:09pm

Book: Disarming the Narcissist

Of all the books I've purchased so far Disarming the Narcisists is the one I found most useful in comprehending what I was living through.

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Wed, 7/29/2015 - 5:57pm

Book: The other side of charm

Great website. I'm looking forward to reading her book. She goes into detail of how the courts need to understand the tactics used by sociopaths and step up and protect the victims of the abuse.

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Wed, 7/29/2015 - 5:55pm

Book: Love & the Mystery of Betrayal

Sandra Lee Dennis does such a beautiful job describing the experience we've all been through. Where it seems no words could properly articulate it, she delivers the perfect description to fully "validates" the assault that is narcissistic abuse. But this book is about healing, not…

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Sat, 7/25/2015 - 10:15am

Book: The Chump Lady Survival Guide to Infidelity by Tracy Schorn

This book is informative, inspiring, and very helpful (spoiler alert--her use of profanity is frequent, but hilarious). A must-read, penned by a woman who herself was a 2-time chump. She identifies traits and gives no-holds-barred advice. Check out her online column too.

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Fri, 7/17/2015 - 10:47pm

Book: "The Journey from Abandonment to Healing"

I'm currently reading "The Journey from Abandonment to Healing" by Susan Anderson. It's the only book I've found that helps the reader cope with the painful emotions that flood in when someone you love deeply suddenly dumps you as if you never even mattered to them.

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Mon, 7/13/2015 - 8:54pm

Book: Private Lies, Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy

This book helped me understand what others have been telling me for years, i.e., "It's not you!" It has really helped me to finally "let it go". It also has some tips for young married couples about what love really is, and what it REALLY isn't. I'm much more at peace…

Tue, 5/26/2015 - 8:45pm