Eight coping strategies for life with a narcissist

As I have noted on my resources page I don’t necessarily wholly endorse all the blogs or articles I reference on my website and this is such an article. It is one I came across shortly after my retreat to my parents home. In general it is not written in a tone I would use. It is blunt, yet straight forward. Channeling your “inner queen”? I am thinking that is not what the Bible teaches, however I would change it to say that being a servant to others does not mean being a rug on which others can wipe their feet. A quick read and beneficial…..


In between inches

Well, I had started to write the second article to Give an Inch, but as it turns out, this is an aside that became too long to finish as Give an Inch 2, thus the title In Between Inches. Continue Reading

Abuse, Narcissism

Give an inch

I am quite sure you are familiar with the idiom “Give an inch and they’ll take a mile.” As you know, this refers to the kind of a person who when given a small amount of freedom or power will inevitably try to push for more. Continue Reading


Are my kids going to be affected?

For my situation the toxic behavior was mostly directed at me and much of the behavior was hidden from the kids. Whether it is directed at them or not, it is impossible for the children to be unaffected by a toxic person’s behavior. While they may not be a primary source, they will still be a source of energy for the toxic person. This article gives helpful advice on assessing your kids level of health and digging a little deeper.

Toxic People Affect Kids Too: Know the Signs and How to Explore a Little Deeper

Abuse, Narcissism

Wiping the Slate Clean

What is the key to a good relationship?

I am not sure this is a simple one-answer sort of question but there is one fundamental aspect to maintaining a thriving relationship. It is keeping a short tab or wiping the slate clean. Marriage counselors and veteran couples alike will vouch for this. Continue Reading

Abuse, Narcissism

A turning point

A few nights ago while at work I was listening to several of my coworkers talk and their conversation piqued my interest. I listened fascinated, but the more I heard the more I began to doubt myself, my actions, my decisions.

The conversation went something like this… Continue Reading