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A light bulb turned on today. And, I feel empowered. I was reading an article online called, “The Surprising Reasons Women Get Hooked on Narcissists,” and I related completely. The article discusses why smart and ...
What I have learned in the last 3 months.  I am beautiful.  Not Cosmo beautiful but I am unique and beautiful. I am resourceful.  Yes food has just become a medicine that keeps me off of medicine.  I can handle ...
I have a divorce anniversary coming up.  It has been some time now.  There are so many things that I forget as time heals, but there is one thing that haunts me; the things that I really don't know.  I was there ...
I AM DIVORCED!!! I am by no means an exception here at FWW, but I am a success story. I was officially divorced, but recently walked out of the courthouse with the red seal stamped on the divorce ...
Good morning, I'm impatient at healing. I swear, if I could have brain surgery, where they remove all memories of my ex - I'd be first in line.  I now totally understand the desire to immerse oneself in booze, drugs, and torrid ...
I think the hardest part about the narcissistic relationship for me was not the marriage.  It was not the unexpected and unexplainable and blind-sided discard.  It was not the divorce.  It was not the ...
It has been exactly one year ago today that I left my spouse.  The transformation that has occurred in the last year has been nothing short of a miracle.  We were married for 10 years and together for 17 and in that time he broke my spirit. …
How to get past the pain?  Well, I have some new ideas from this wonderful (and expensive) life coach I am using, so I thought I would share.  To set the stage, I’m feeling about as low as I can get, want to ...
I'll likely never get to tell my Narc ex-husband's fiancé' this, and I'm not sure I'd ever really want to. My mother was a stepmom to my father's children from a previous marriage. My sister is a stepmom and I have friends and relatives who...
There have been some requests from some “FWW'ers” about how some of us successfully nabbed us a good one after divorce.  I was a little reluctant at first because I felt like it might feel a little like rubbing salt into a ...
Thank you sweet ladies, friends, and fellow warriors.  Each one of you left me a bit of wisdom. Most importantly, I did not feel alone when I read the responses.  It feeds my soul to say how I am feeling and have a world ...
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has launched a new pilot programme to provide support to those who are victims of “parental alienation.” Cafcass views “parental alienation” ...
I’ve reflected a lot about why I stayed in a narc relationship. Why I put up with horrendous verbal abuse. I’ve been poking around my heart, struggling to understand and learn. But today I was reflecting on the positive attributes ...
I haven't been a member very long, but I've done a lot of reading this past weekend. Your stories, your woes, your joys and your triumphs help me tremendously.  What sometimes makes me sad are all the wrong and hurtful ...
Here it goes.  I've been pondering bringing this up for awhile.  Quite often I find many of the women here putting themselves down, or sharing their stories about how their ex's were derogatory.  Part of my background ...