Write it Out

My therapist and other knowledgeable people suggest writing as part of the recovery from emotional abuse. It’s definitely been important for my healing. With considerable time spent studying narcissistic abuse, I found that writing about it is nearly universal with victims, as though it is an instinctive healing behavior. Putting order to my thoughts and memories is the primary use

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More Threats?

I received this video anonymously via a spoofed facebook messenger account early Thursday morning: “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” by the Beastie Boys. I’ve always been a fan of the Beastie Boys, but in this context, this kinda resembles a fresh threat from Tina’s childish neighborhood psychopath. Since he has threatened and harassed me before, possesses a stockpile

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With Friends like These…

Summer, 2015, I was invited to a party at the home of my friend Rich and his wife, Thea. It was a bacon-themed party and everyone was expected to bring something bacon-related. It was mostly food, but Kevin Bacon memorabilia was equally acceptable. Tina and I were spending the weekend together in the little top-floor apartment of the Buffalo Hotel,

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Something Stinks Next Door

Tina’s next door neighbors were an interesting clan and it was odd how small degrees of separation linked the interpersonal web between myself, friends, Tina and the neighbors. Shortly after I’d stopped drinking, I met my friend Donovan after work in Farmington. I think it was around July or August 2017. We went to the establishment where I’d first met

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Things Cheaters Say

If your significant other ever says something like “if you accuse me of cheating, you’re going to make me do it,” I guarantee all of the following is true: 1. Break up and leave immediately. Your gut was right.2. That person has no morals 3. That person has already cheated on you.4. That person is definitely already planning to do

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Lasting Damage

I’ve learned that my current condition fits what’s known in psychological circles as Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) or more specifically, in my case, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome. That’s a general catch-all. I couldn’t say for certain where, exactly Tina lands on the Cluster B personality scale. She has destructive traits that overlap into antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic personality

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