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But What About My Side Of The Story?

Learn to be ok with people not knowing your side of the story.  You have nothing to prove to anyone.  – Anonymous I’ve heard through the grapevine (and my kids) that my in-laws (now ex-laws) and their father (now the … Continue reading

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Goodnight 2018

Well, it’s been a bumpy ride this year and when I put my head on the pillow tonight, I’ll be happily saying goodnight to 2018.  What I know is that I did my best through the hard lessons and even … Continue reading

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It’s Not About You With A Narcissist

I wasted years – Y E A R S – not getting over the fact that my former husband left me.  I desperately went over our past trying to figure out when it all went wrong.  I shouldered the blame … Continue reading

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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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