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Love doesn’t have to suck. We know this from overcoming our own dating and relationship horror stories, which led us to being experts in healing from codependency, dating and toxic relationships. Our 30 year age difference brings you an array of perspectives at any stage in life. If you’re dating, in a relationship or divorced, we’ve got your back. With leading experts, you'll learn the latest tools on how to navigate dating and how to thrive in a successful relationship.
 
The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D.,, LMFT, specializing in the narcissistic personality, She offers in-depth information about the origins and psychodynamics of the narcissistic personality and strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally abused by narcissistic personalities through her global podcasts (The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast) her books:: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narci ...
 
The Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Podcast is to help women thrive after the devastating effects of trauma through narcissistic abuse. Hosted by Caroline Strawson, award winning Trauma Informed Coach & Therapist, founder of the Narcissistic Trauma Recovery Programme using a unique integration of tools such as EMDR, Brainspotting, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Breath Work and RTT, author (Divorce Became My Superpower) and speaker, this podcast is created to provide support, educ ...
 
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Narcissists lack empathy, and feel entitled to exploit the emotions of others. These personality traits, along with a grandiose sense of self and a scathing need to be right, make healthy relationships impossible. When an empath tries to end a relationship with a narcissist, a narcissist will exploit their emotions. Lisa A. Romano Life Coach breaks…
 
You have been a primary resource of ego supply to the high level narcissist: adulation, praise, loyalty, creative collaboration. Beneath the extreme confidence, self entitlement and charm, the high level narcissist is an individual who is constantly in need of keeping his ego fully inflated. High level narcissists create a golden circle of follower…
 
Sherry and Carla kick off the week discussing their thoughts on if candles are a generational thing and take a Love Fix question on how to know what it is you really need when you’re focused so much on your partner. Then, they welcome Certified Counselor Marquita Johnson, who has over 10 years of practice and a large set of tools to use to help her…
 
After an argument or conflict, your partner is able to move on and forget about it while you are stuck stewing and seething over the whole thing. Then you are told you need to 'get over it' by your partner, and yet, you can't seem to just let it go. Why is this? Press play on this episode for why this happens and what needs to happen to truly move …
 
Today, I want to talk about a subject that divides the trauma, counselling, and psychology world: the label of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). I'll share my opinion on the challenges and dangers of labelling NPD. We’ll talk about and compare three different approaches - the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the I…
 
In a culture rife with hyper-narcissism, the high level narcissist stands out as an individual who gets away with multiple forms of narcissistic abuse visited by spouses, ex-spouses, children, business associate. The false selves of the narcissist are gifted at presenting themselves in the most irresistible way. They are charming, charismatic, tune…
 
The more we focus on the problem, the more w are stuck in the problem. Nothing changes until you change your approach! Let's come together to discover solutions that will actually move you forward. JOIN ETCE PROGRAM and get started today. Are you on my email list? Look forward to seeing Awakening Women updates 2-3 times weekly in your inbox with re…
 
Sherry and Carla kick off the show talking about the difference between a therapist and a coach, and take a Love Fix question on how to fully grieve the end of a toxic relationship and not repeat the same patterns. They then welcome Trina Leckie, coach and host of the popular Breakup Boost podcast. Trina shares her most successful and proven tips f…
 
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach, helps you understand how internal boundaries applied through controlling your thoughts can help you get a narcissist out of your head. If you need help better understanding how to set healthy boundaries, check out Romano's 60 page downloadable workbook and bonus mp3. https://bit.ly/3bvd1fM To…
 
Growing up as the child of a narcissistic parent is one of the most difficult and complex life histories a child can experience. The psychopathology of the narcissist is deep and daunting. As a baby and young child you were subjected to the full force of the narcissistic personality. Quoting from my book: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist…
 
In this episode, we discuss narcissists in relation to addictions. We will use the Internal Family Systems approach to understand how addictions can serve as protective parts. We will also learn how addictions can distract and soothe away narcissists from suffering from their self-worthiness wounds. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - Why addict…
 
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano discusses the 10 signs that you are healing from childhood emotional wounds. Childhood trauma can cause us to remain frozen in time and without a deep dive into the past, where we can learn to process the emotions we once did not know how to release or integrate, we can remain stuck. These signs are clear indicators …
 
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano discusses the 5 ways narcissists will win in daily life, which you need to be aware of. Why? When you don't know how the narcissist manipulates, you can't avoid their tactics. If you do learn about these ideas, you can remain in your own lane. Online Codependency Recovery Program https://www.lisaaromano.com/12-wbcp Y…
 
If you were traumatized as a child, growing up in a narcissistic family, you were often in a state of distress, hypervigilance, chronic anxiety. Your sympathetic nervous system, the fight or flight mode was over-worked. You could not let down and become relaxed. Growing up you were constantly on edge. You were raised by narcissists who could not be…
 
Sherry and Carla kick off this week talking about the difference between openly sharing your life and oversharing on the internet. They then take a Love Fix question on how to self-soothe during an argument and welcome Sandra Brown, M.A., field pioneer, author and former psychotherapist. Sandra talks about the rerelease of the award-winning and hig…
 
Today we are surrounded by narcissistic personalities, some of them high level: those individuals who are financially and socially successful. Many are exceedingly charming and easily psychologically magnetize people to them. Their identities are defined by their obsession with climbing to the top professionally, monetarily and socially. Nothing el…
 
Today, we talk about gaslighting. I'm amazed by the number of people who aren't sure what gaslighting is and don't even know they are being victims of it. To help me explain what gaslighting is and why it is a form of abuse, I'll share some situations I've experienced during my previous marriage with my ex-husband. What You Will Learn In This Episo…
 
Carla and Sherry reveal each of their biggest fears and then answer a Love Fix question on how to recognize the green flags in dating. They then welcome Dating Coach Anwar White, who combines his ability to speak to both men and women easily with his love of statistics to help his clients become the best person and partner possible. Anwar shares th…
 
Narcissistic families exist. Moms and dads can turn on one child, and sadly the siblings of the family can often follow suit. If you are the scapegoated child, you will be punished for your emotional honesty and integrity. Lisa A. Romano the Breakthrough Life Coach Breaks it all down! Online Codependency Recovery Program https://www.lisaaromano.com…
 
If you're relying on texts to get to know someone before meeting them, here are 10 signs you might be texting someone who lacks empathy, feel entitled, and sees others as pawn pieces rather than autonomous human beings deserving of mutual respect. Lisa A. Romano the Breakthrough Life Coach breaks it down for us. Online Codependency Recovery Program…
 
Narcissists don't see you as an autonomous human being with needs and wants. They don't place a high value on empathy, reciprocity, fairness, mutual respect, or compassion. Others are pawns on a chessboard and the better you become at spotting narcissistic traits in those you know, the fewer rabbit holes down you will go. Lisa A. Romano the Breakth…
 
You can't get out of a box what you never put in the box, so if you never felt loved, don't be surprised if you find it hard to love yourself. Or if your parents were alcoholics and your childhood was chaotic, don't be surprised if emotional chaos follows you everywhere you go. Lisa A. Romano the Breakthrough Life Coach helps us break it all down i…
 
In this episode, we will analyse narcissistic abuse from the polyvagal theory perspective. We’ll use this theory, remarkably well explained by Deb Dana, to understand how our nervous system responds to abuse, and use that knowledge to lift and remove the shame and guilt attached to those reactions. What You Will Learn In This Episode: - What is the…
 
You made a secret deal with yourself. If you keep giving the high level narcissist a pass on his/her lying by omission and commission he will stay with you---you will not be abandoned! It is very difficult reveal to ourselves that we have been so desperate to have gone against our own well being. The fear of abandonment is overwhelming for many ind…
 
You watch them make their entrances at prestigious private events---their overall "look" is impeccable. There are no flaws anywhere that you would discover even with an illumination device. You ask yourself: "How could anyone be that perfect?" Attention to detail is over the top. Like a perfect film set there is nothing out of place ever. Everythin…
 
Sherry and Carla kick off this week tooting their own horn and then take a Love Fix question on self-care and why it can be extra hard during a relationship. They then welcome Dr. Betsy Chung, clinical psychologist in Southern California with over 10 years experience as a clinician in the mental health field. They discuss self-esteem: what it looks…
 
Many of them go unnoticed at social events, appearing to be self effacing with a low grade ego. Meet the covert narcissist---that individual who is a narcissistic personality without the elaborate persona. They fool a lot of people with their practiced pseudo empathy and fake humility. Covert narcissists are highly competitive, manipulative, intens…
 
Today's episode is directed to parents who went through abusive narcissistic relationships and who have adult children. We will talk about how triggering it can be to watch our adult child taking our place in that abusive relationship, and the best way to deal with it. I share some advice on how to talk to our children in these situations, and how …
 
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