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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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GOOD MORNING!!! Did you know that humor can help you recover from a narcississt much faster? It's true! Enjoy today's Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Motivation for Survivors - #HumorHelps #HumorHeals #survivormotivation #narcissisticabuserecoverycoaching #narcissisticabuserecovery Subscribe to Narcissistic Abuse Recovery with Angie Atkinson on Soundwi…
 
Susan Anderson LCSW, therapist, author, and expert on abandonment joins the show today. Susan discusses the wounds of physical and emotional abandonment and the long-term impact of both of those unhealed wounds. Having a core wound of being abandoned can cause us to look for love in the wrong places, depression, attempt to seek out comfort in abusi…
 
Narcissists: Are they the drug or are they the addict in the toxic relationship? Narcissistic Supply, to the narcissist, is like a drug. It's what the narcissist needs to feed their ego (and in so many ways, to maintain the facade they're showing to the rest of the world and avoid becoming a collapsed narcissist.)Narcissists (someone who either has…
 
Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy? If so, in this episode, Life Coach Lisa A. Romano will help you understand why. Feelings of inadequacy can fuel our need for perfection and cause us to suffer from anxiety as well as drive our propensity to abandon the self for the sake of keeping others happy. If you ever felt inadequate, this episode i…
 
Are YOU Dealing with a Narcissistic Father or Mother? Dealing with a narcissistic father or mother takes a toll on you. There are certain signs to spot. Narcissists have high expectations. They might even place you under a spell that manipulates you into doing whatever it is they want you to do. You are likely to suffer from low self-esteem and lac…
 
Why Narcissists Do This in Almost Every Relationship, According to Research - Researchers have found some very specific reasons that narcissists treat their partners with such disrespect, why they cheat on them, and why they both have jealousy and want you to feel jealous of their behavior. It's a fascinating look into the narcissist's psychology, …
 
Dr. Holly Sawyer, Phd, LPC, CAADC, SAP joins us today to discuss how Black women internalize microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Sawyer and I break down the different layers of microaggressions and how Black women may develop problematic coping skills such as drinking to cope with being oppressed, invalidated, and unseen in the corporate workpla…
 
Are you someone who feels like there is something missing in your life? Do you do all you can to look outside of you for what it is you seek? Have you tried looking perfect? Have you tried to be good enough, kind enough, and agreeable enough to no avail? In this episode, Lisa A. Romano will share with you the insights you need to embrace the painfu…
 
🙏 Are you Gaslighting Yourself? Internalized Gaslighting - Top Signs and How to Stop Gaslighting Yourself. If you find yourself questioning your own sanity, constantly second-guessing your decisions, or obsessing over things that may not really matter in the big picture (like whether or not your boss likes you), then it's possible that your mind ha…
 
Narcissists tell on themselves ALL THE TIME. There's a reason for it. Learn How Narcissists Tell On Themselves, PLUS: My Top Hack to Become a Narcissist Lie Detector - Angie Atkinson shares the psychology of narcissists and pathological lying, including the specific behaviors that narcissists exhibit when under pressure. If you're careful, this is …
 
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano Life Coach and bestselling author will discuss what many spiritual teachers tend to avoid. While some teachers instruct a student to drop the mind, Lisa believes that observing the mind, and learning to fully accept the contents of the mind, rather than avoid or deny what we may discover, is key to creating transform…
 
The goal of any relationship, society, or organization is to have enough emotional intelligence to build and restore communication rather than to destroy it. When people feel heard, understood, and seen, their productivity as well as level of cooperation increases. When you are dealing with a highly narcissistic person, you will notice they lack em…
 
Discover. Understand. Overcome. It's how smart people change their lives! Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AuthorAngelaAtkinson?sub_confirmation=1**NEW!! Become a member of my channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnyC5I55W__RBj1PMybF5g/join**Never miss a live session! Just text "AngieLive" (no spaces) to 33222 and I'll se…
 
The Narcissist and You: Relationship abandonment issues Everyone has abandonment issues, but when there's a narcissist involved, we often think they're immune to feeling alone and abandoned. The part that most people don't understand is that abandonment issues (and fear of abandobmebt) are quite normal and very common - it goes all the way back to …
 
Pathological narcissists: The #1 weird reason why you keep getting involved with them - The mysterious forces of chemistry and attraction draw narcissists and codependents together. Angie Atkinson talks narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and its effect on long-term relationships - plus, she digs deep into the details of codependency recovery.T…
 
Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I sit down today to have a candid discussion about trauma, feeling emotionally stuck, and emotional incest that adult children experience from growing up in a family with parents who don't respect boundaries. Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I discuss why adults who experience emotional incest from their parents may stay stun…
 
The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the body and wanders throughout most of your organs. The vagus nerve not only receives sensory information from outside of you, but it also sends information about what you are feeling back to the brain. What you think, you feel, and what you feel you think, which is why so many get STUCK in toxic rel…
 
When you need to be needed, you make excuses for people and situations you shouldn't. You spend your life trying to be nice, without taking stock of how you need to cut yourself off from your true self just so others 'like you'. Codependents attract narcissists who drain them and until you awaken, you remain in this survival loop. In this episode, …
 
When the Narcissist Hits Rock Bottom - Narcissists hit rock bottom when they are able to no longer manipulate, exploit and abuse others. Unfortunately, it is more often than not, later rather than sooner. It can take many years of abuse before they hit rock bottom. Narcissists crave power and control. They like people to be weak and malleable so th…
 
A narcissist in a relationship will LOVE to keep you stuck, spinning your wheels. If you're not careful, you could remain in an unhealthy trauma response cycle for life! In this episode, Lisa A. Romano Life Coach and personal transformation and empowerment coach will teach you her mental toughness tool that helps you ESCAPE toxic relationship dynam…
 
In this episode, Lisa A. Romano Life Coach and creator of The 12 Week Breakthrough Coaching Program, discusses how narcissists exploit their target's spiritual and emotional energy. If you are a victim of narcissistic abuse, you may feel insecure, and full of self-doubt. This is precisely the energetic disposition a narcissist needs you to be in, i…
 
Narcissism: What is it Really? Discussing the Causes and Consequences of Malignant Narcissism - Narcissism can be benign - you know, that girl who looks in the mirror a little too often, or the guy who can't stop bragging about his amazing life. But sometimes, it's malignant narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder. This personality disorder…
 
The Reality of NarcissistsThe Reality of Narcissists: Most Don't Even Realize it! (No One Tells You This) Discussing the Causes and Consequences of Malignant Narcissism - Narcissism can be benign - you know, that girl who looks in the mirror a little too often, or the guy who can't stop bragging about his amazing life. But sometimes, it's malignant…
 
Cameka Alexander, a behavioral counselor and owner of Fasttell non-profit joins us today. She and I have a candid conversation about misogyny and how it show’s up in the relationship dynamics between fathers and their daughters. Ms. Cameka Alexander, a behavior counselor, offers her theory on why fathers “hate” their daughters and how this affects …
 
Narcissistic Parents and Their Impact on Your Adult Life - Did you know that you're far more likely to marry a narcissist if you were raised by one? If you have a Narcissistic Parent, here's how the relationship affects your life in adulthood. Featuring expert insight from my clinical psychologist partner, Dr. Robin Bryman PhD and @Ross Rosenberg B…
 
When Narcissists Go to Therapy - Why and What to ExpectDiscover. Understand. Overcome. It's how smart people change their lives! Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AuthorAngelaAtkinson?sub_confirmation=1**NEW!! Become a member of my channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBnyC5I55W__RBj1PMybF5g/join**Never miss a live session!…
 
The Secret to Overcoming C-PTSD (Life After the Narcissist) What is the Secret to Overcoming Trauma-Related C-PTSD? The secret to overcoming malignant narcissist-induced C-PTSD is elusive, but it isn't as difficult as you might expect. first finding a way to process the trauma that you've experienced. That's what trauma is—a memory that has been st…
 
Trauma Bonding: What You Should Know About The Long Term Effects of Trauma Bonding With A Narcissist - Why is it so complicated to leave a narcissist? Here's what you need to know. How to manage the inevitable lifelong effects of trauma bonding with a narcissist. Trauma bonding is a type of codependency that develops between two people who have exp…
 
Narcissists - The Things They Leave Behind - Sometimes those things are more than just material possessions, but sometimes they're also things that we find hard to let go of- and not because those things are the best of their kind, but because we've committed a part of ourselves to those things, and sometimes that's harder to let go of than you'd t…
 
If you grew up in a severely narcissistic or toxic family, you may have been struggling with boundaries or communication and the dynamics of your family. If you are wondering if it's time to let go of a family relationship that no longer serves you, but you are unsure of how to do it then be sure to listen to Dr. Sherrie Campbell's tips. Dr. Sherri…
 
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