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My Narcissistic Ex-Husband

Reflections on loving and living with a Narcissist.  Let our experts guide you toward the healing power of moving on and allowing yourself some time in the spotlight.  Get advice on healing from his behavior and finding yourself again.

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Forgiving the narcissist that turned your world upside down may seem like an impossibility. After all, you were lied to, betrayed, and have the wounds to prove it. Forgiveness may be the last thing on your mind.
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Monday, 24 February 2014 17:25
No matter what you are trying to accomplish if it involves a narcissist you’ll need to make and keep a record of everything that is said and done, everything that is promised, and everything that is threatened. If you don’t then you have nothing when you go to court because, as you know, a narcissist can make a stone statue of Genghis Khan feel empathy to its very core. They are masters at that.
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 16:11
Happy Valentine's Day, First Wive's World.Even contemplating dating after divorcing a narcissist is emotionally exhausting. You’ve been through the ringer, your self confidence level is at an all-time low, and the only thing you want to do after work is to curl up in front of a chick flick and eat chocolate fudge ice cream. The idea of letting your guard down, even a little bit, is so frightening that it’s nauseating. It takes courage to start dating again after narcissistic abuse and divorce.
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Friday, 14 February 2014 18:58
Whether or not you are actually living with a narcissist you need to develop some coping strategies to keep you from melting down when you have to deal with him. 
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Thursday, 06 February 2014 16:58
It’s time to stand up straight, leave your fantasy world, and figure out how to take care of yourself. Expecting a narcissist to nurture you is like expecting a crocodile to sing a lullaby to a baby gazelle.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 21:33
There’s a habit that we, the spouses and children of narcissists, get into without really being aware of it. Maybe it isn’t even a habit so much that it is a pattern that has turned into a deep rut we are compelled to follow.
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Tuesday, 21 January 2014 17:08
Ahhh… emotional manipulation. This is the stuff that narcissists of all kinds thrive on, the foundation of everything that they do, and their modus operandi. It’s what makes them tick, so ingrained in their daily lives that they don’t have to think about it. If you are, or have been, in a relationship with a narcissist then you need to know how to identify emotional manipulation so that you can overcome it.
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Thursday, 02 January 2014 17:17
If you have been in a relationship with a narcissist you know that there is a difference between apologies and repentance because you’ve had one too many meaningless “I’m sorry” experiences. Maybe you’ve even had one million too many, who knows?
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Monday, 23 December 2013 05:20
I am not a competitive person. If I can’t be the best at what I do I really don’t like to try. I admit this, not because it is something I am proud of but only because over the years it has explained a lot of things. At the same time I don’t let go of things easily. Yeah, it seems somewhat convoluted but it’s how I’m wired.
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 16:33
If you think that once the papers are signed and the ink is dry you are finished with the agonizing pain, frustration and anger that goes along with being in a relationship with a narcissist think again. In many ways you have only just begun.
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Monday, 02 December 2013 15:40