Knowing When to Quit

One of the hardest decisions we face in our lives is knowing when to quit. We humans are creatures of habit and, thus, we have a tendency to cling to outdated concepts, routines, relationships, and believes; a comfort zone that we do not want to leave even though it has Continue Reading

Dealing with CPTSD During Self-Quarantine

If you have recently come out of a situation in which you experienced narcissistic abuse, chances are high that you are currently struggling with the symptoms of Complex Post-traumatic Stress (Disorder). Symptoms include: low self-esteem feeling of shame and guilt feeling of frustration, helplessness and being misunderstood depression and emotional Continue Reading

Workaholism: a Self-Destructive Coping Mechanism

For most part of my life, I used to call myself a workaholic. I used to be proud of my achievements and the careers I was building, and wore this badge with honor to the demise of my overall well-being. It was not until I had reached a breaking point Continue Reading

You are the First Responder

It has been two years since I have started my healing journey after a toxic relationship. This morning, I remembered the first six months of counseling and all the frustration that had come with it. While I had been struggling to overcome the trauma from my most recent encounter with Continue Reading

The Weather Approach to Acceptance

I live in Vancouver, Canada. If you have never been to Vancouver before, let me tell you, it can be frustrating sometimes… actually, quite often. I am not talking about the horrendous rents and mortgages here but something that is completely out of our control: the weather, of course. Informally Continue Reading

What Happened to Time?

It is without a doubt that we live in a fast-paced world today. However, as we all know, instant gratification is usually a short-lived experience and nothing to base our happiness on, so what is the matter with taking a step back and consider if the choices we make are Continue Reading

Reproductive Abuse and Coercion

Today, I want to address a subject that is still not known to many people, but has received rising attention in the past few years: Reproductive Abuse and Coercion. Reproductive abuse or coercion is the manipulation of someone’s reproductive health or decision-making as a means of controlling another person. Some Continue Reading

What is narcissistic abuse?

Narcissistic abuse in intimate relationships is the systematic destruction of a narcissist’s partner for his/her personal gain of narcissistic supply. Victims supply a narcissist in various ways, e.g. attention, housing, transportation, money, sex, food, status, jobs, etc. Narcissistic abuse follows a universally recognizable pattern divided in the four phases: Idealization or Love-bombing Devaluation Discard Continue Reading

NarcoticLove.com

About the book Please click here. What this page IS about NarcoticLove.com is a source of information on narcissistic abuse in addition to the same-called book Narcotic Love: In and Out of the Coma of Narcissistic Abuse. It provides blog posts and a form of community for victims and survivors Continue Reading