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There’s No Prize For Being The Biggest Giver

I used to think that being the biggest giver was who I wanted to be.  Unselfishly, I gave more than my share in everything and in every relationship I had.  I gave until it hurt – because it hurt when … Continue reading

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You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

When you read the title above, You Like Me!  You Really Like Me! did you think of Sally Field in her acceptance speech for Places Of The Heart back in 1984?  In researching her original speech, I found that what … Continue reading

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Is This What We Signed Up For?

I have asked myself that question repeatedly over the years.  Did I really sign up for this crazy?  The narcissist relationships that have me bugging out with insomnia?  I’m a fixer by nature and over the years, I repeatedly put … Continue reading

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Can You Love Narcissists?

Most times when we read about narcissists, it’s a bad thing.  They are portrayed as bad people because of their innate neediness to be better, to be praised, to be in control and all the other traits that I’m sure … Continue reading

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Shedding The Narcissist

When it comes to my brother and my Ex and his family, I’m stumped.  I’m an even keeled person for the most part.  When I say I love you, I mean I love you all the time.  It’s not conditional … Continue reading

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My Heart Is Heavy But Healing

So my kids met the new girlfriend of my ex (their dad) this weekend.  It was hard for me to not tell them that she was coming (I knew from other family members), but as an afterthought, he didn’t tell … Continue reading

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Cutting The Ties That Bind Me

It’s not easy for me to let go.  Let me just say that upfront.  I am the type of person who tries to see the big picture, to give the benefit of the doubt and to try not to take … Continue reading

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