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A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.
 
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The Love Fix

Sherry Gaba and Carla Romo

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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 ...
 
“I often think of how challenging it was being a teenager, and I was saved from my misery by certain friends, teachers and books to whom I will be forever grateful. I know Holy Shit! I’m a Gifted Misfit! can be one of those books in the lives of many young people today, kids who are struggling as I once struggled and are looking for a lifeline to lead them out of their despair. JJ is one of those people with such a gift for connecting with young people that she can change someone’s life fore ...
 
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In this episode, Lisa A. Romano the Breakthrough Life Coach, addresses why it is a narcissist obsesses over your reaction to their poor behavior and fails to address how their poor behavior caused your reaction. Crazymaking communication can cause almost anyone to lose themselves to these toxic relationship dynamics. This episode is sure to help yo…
 
Hubris in man is ever-present. Wherever there is pride there is hubris. The word hubris comes from the ancient Greek meaning extreme pride and dangerous overconfidence. Hubris is outrageous and involves shaming their victims. The high level narcissist gains pleasure from his hubristic acts. Hor or she is not called out on these dark deeds if they h…
 
Covert narcissists are quite often the most dangerous, so it’s imperative that you know how to spot one. So, in this episode, I will share the telltale signs of a covert narcissist, from how they act in public compared to in private, to the passive-aggressive behaviours that they’ll show. What you will learn in this episode: Why covert narcissists …
 
Married to a high level aggressive narcissist you are under constant unrelenting stress that activates your sympathetic fight or flight nervous system. Oxidative stress affecs the sytems of the body/mind, causing extreme exhaustion, gut dysbiosis, chronic insomnia, unrelenting anxiety, chronic insomnia and bouts of depression. The high level narcis…
 
Are you an extrovert, introvert, or somewhere in between? Carla and Sherry start this week talking about which one they are, and then take a Love Fix question staying friends with an ex. Then, they welcome Kristen Boice, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private counseling practice in Indiana, and host of the Close the Chapter Podcast…
 
When you're dealing with an abusive partner who uses covert abuse and manipulation, who also switches on the 'nice guy' behavior, you can forget who you're really dealing with. To get off the emotional rollercoaster, sign up for my free masterclass: How to Know Whether to Stay or Leave Your Toxic Relationship For more about my services and on-deman…
 
Narcissists demand attention, adoration, and praise. They see their partners as extensions of themselves and are easily agitated when an intimate partner does not meet their need for narcissistic supply. In this episode, Life Coach Lisa A. Romano who is a codependency expert, helps us understand how narcissists view intimate partners. If you have f…
 
You and the narcissist may share the same time and space in a family, business or marriage but you are planets apart. The narcissist thrives in a world of delusion of his/her making. The narcissist’s visions of reality are grandiose, skewed to an absolute belief in his superiority. He holds ultimate power and control over others through manipulatio…
 
Narcissists will attempt to put the blame on you for a fractured relationship by causing you to lash out, this is called Reactive Abuse and whilst there is so much in the public domain at the moment with court cases like Johnny Depp V Amber Heard (the only winners here are the lawyers), it is an ideal opportunity to learn and educate ourselves abou…
 
Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT, owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy joins us today to discuss anxious and avoidant attachment in relationships. We discuss the dynamics that occur when the avoidant person starts to pull away in dating triggering the anxious person's fear of abandonment. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are ge…
 
Carla and Sherry share hilarious Zoom fails and the unexpected silver linings from working online over the last two years. Then, they take a Love Fix question from a friend who thinks it’s time for her friend to get married. What are the red flags in this question and in this situation, and is marriage as important as finding the right life partner…
 
There is a theme that runs through responses that I receive from children of a narcissistic parent (s). The child is subjected to unbearable levels of ongoing abuse - scalding criticisms, withering humiliations in front of other family members, horrendous acts of psychological and literal abandonment. When the victim of a narcissist tells the truth…
 
I was scrolling on Instagram when I discovered a post about empaths and found that the comments were extremely judgemental, saying that empaths do not exist. So, in this episode, I discuss what an empath is and share the scientific evidence that proves empaths are real. As well as discussing empaths, I discuss what being a codependent is and I also…
 
The high level narcississt is a puppeteer who puts others at his/her mercy. He pulls the strings of personal power on his spoues, children and ex-spouses. The high level narcissist makes promises that he knows he will never keep to further manipulate and control those closest to him. No authentic relationship is possible with a narcissistic persona…
 
Carla’s big sister Stephanie jumps on at the top of the show, to give the good ‘ole sister stamp of approval to The Love Fix. Then, Sherry and Carla take a Love Fix question from someone who is married, but things don’t feel like they are improving, especially in therapy. Then, they welcome Brynn Cicippio, LMFT and recovery specialist. Brynn is the…
 
We hear a lot these days about "the narcissist". And, while it is important to understand what you're dealing with, we can see years trying to figure out WHO we are dealing with, especially when the behaviors shift and change abruptly, leaving you questioning everything. Get access to my free masterclass: How to Know Whether to Stay or Leave Your T…
 
In this episode, Life Coach Lisa A. Romano shares her best practical tips for how you can learn to STOP worrying about what other people think about you so you can start living your life in an authentic way. If you suffer from codependency, the need to be needed, and an addiction to approval, you won't want to miss this episode. Leave your comments…
 
If you are the adult child of an alcoholic, or narcissistic parent, or if you were raised in an unpredictable home, chances are you have suffered from some form of emotional neglect. In this episode, Lisa A. Romano discusses 12 surprising signs of emotional neglect and what you can do to begin your healing journey back to the divine self! If you wo…
 
Is your inner child wounded, stuck in the past, and afraid to feel their feelings? If so, listen up as Lisa A. Romano reveals practical tips on how you can heal your inner child. If you are the adult child of an alcoholic or narcissistic parent, or if you have grown up within a denial-based toxic family system, this episode can help you begin to ch…
 
If you've ever tried to set a boundary with a toxic person, you know how frustrating it can be. Circular conversations, denial, gaslighting, and a lack of empathy make setting boundaries with a narcissist impossible. In this episode, Lisa A. Romano the Breakthrough Life Coach, breaks it all down! To learn more about healing the past through a step …
 
Do you have an inkling that you may be living with a narcissist? It could be your partner, a housemate or even a member of your family. Your suspicion may be correct, so in this episode, I’m going to share 5 ways to recognise if you’re living with a narcissist. What you will learn in this episode: The common behaviours of a narcissist How covert na…
 
There are themes that run through the rivers of psyche and heart that children who suffer maternal deprivtion share. Dr. Leonard Sheingold,psychoanalyst and specialist in psychological trauma and abuse describes childhood deprivation in this way: "Child deprivatin means that the child has been exposed to too little to meet his or her needs.." he re…
 
Sherry and Carla first talk about the importance of discernment when it comes to hiring the right coach or therapist and a few of the differences between therapists and coaches, especially when it comes to trauma work. They then welcome MIchelle Ferris, a licensed psychotherapist and anger management specialist. Michelle loves helping codependent p…
 
April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long. Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE joins us today to discuss money, and the depths that people will go to hide it. Bernadette shares her experience in forensic accounting, and the consequences that people suffer when they try to hide…
 
It is estimated that over 20% of a country's population is suffering from chronic pain, and often the root cause of the pain is unknown. However, for those suffering from emotional trauma, such as being in an abusive relationship with a narcissist, chronic pain can be a symptom of that emotional trauma. What you will learn in this episode: Why your…
 
Do you have a friend or family member who is always making you feel bad about yourself? You're not alone. Narcissists are experts at manipulating people and turning them into flying monkeys to do their dirty work. In this podcast, you will learn how to identify a narcissist, protect yourself from their manipulation, and get your friends and family …
 
In this episode, learn what rational people often don't understand when it comes to narcissism. If you've ever felt abandoned by someone you trusted when you told them about a narcissistic relationship, it may be because even the most well intended people can get this wrong when it comes to narcissists. TAKE BACK YOUR EMOTIONAL POWER! Work with Lis…
 
Covert narcissists are concealed beneath their many false self persononas. Unlike the center stage overt narcissist they play their parts in the background, quiet, self effacing, even humble. In their social sphere the covert makes sure that he is regarded as a person of fine character with compassion, generosity, even spiritualiy. In essence they …
 
Carla and Sherry kick off this week talking about birth control and then take a Love Fix Question on how to fall in love with reality instead of just the fantasy when you are struggling with co-dependnecy. They then welcome the mother and daughter duo Candace Burch and Jess Suchan to talk about hormone health, testing your hormones, and why it’s im…
 
Are there signs you may not be ready to leave your relationship? Yes! You've seen the lists of reasons you need to level, but have you considered why you may still have work to do before you make that leap? Let's talk about it. Join my upcoming Masterclass, How to Know Whether to Stay or Leave Your Toxic Relationship Follow @awakeningwomensupport o…
 
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