“‘People use the silent treatment because they can get away with it without looking abusive to others,’ Dr. Kip Williams explained to Daryl Austin, ‘and because it’s highly effective in making the targeted individual feel bad’.”
Narcissism & Scapegoating
Navigating the rocky, unpredictable terrain of life
with a narcissist.
How the Narcissist Feasts on You
Narcissists are always hungry. And they are never full.
Toxic Relationships in Contemporary Fiction
These novels feature difficult relationships, manipulative dynamics, and unhealthy patterns which may help you recognize the behaviors and the impact of a toxic relationship in your own life.
Ludo’s “Love Me Dead” mirrors narcissism to perfection
The lyrics are brilliant, capturing in creatively distilled words the agony and fleeting ecstasy of the illusion the narcissist projects–and how we fall for it, and get kicked by it.
Desperation examined via the words of John Updike: “Was I clever enough? Was I charming?”
This book review in the New York Times about a a biography by Adam Begley about John Updike (an author whose work I happen to like so very much) made me think about desperation and the lengths one goes to to be seen. (Not the book review specifically, but about what it says about John Updike.) And
Narcissism: Unsolvable, Unfixable, But, If You Love a Narcissist, Something Simple You Can Do
When I think about it, narcissism is too big for any one person to fix.
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