Month: November 2014

The Hamster Wheel.

I did what I was supposed to do. I got a full-time job. I don’t want to name names because I am embarrassed by my family and their issues, but you may recall that certain relatives gave me the message that I had no value as a human being because I didn’t have a job. Read More

Thanksgiving Day 2014.

Happy Turkey Day, bloggers! Today my mom and I are going to have lunch at the nursing home where my step-father is recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Nursing home. With old people. I think it’s really hilarious. I asked my dad if I get my own Kraftmatic Adjustible Bed. I pictured the three of us Read More

Victims of Online Harrassment Describe Their Experiences. Pew Survey. Sept 2014.

Source: Victims of Online Harassment Describe Their Experiences: 40% of internet users have personally experienced some form of online harassment, from garden-variety name-calling to more serious examples like sexual harassment and stalking. Respondents who have personally experienced online harassment were asked to elaborate about their most recent incident in their own words. A selection Read More

A Successful No Contact Story.

I remember that Hannah used to be a confidante for me. I especially went to her if I had trouble with dating. She was in her late 60’s and had a wealth of life experiences. I loved listening to her outrageous stories of growing up in New Orleans during the 1960’s. She had had sexual Read More

No Contact. Narcissist Is Like a Bonfire.

It seems to me that a narcissist is like a bonfire. I am attracted to the light of the flames because they are colorful, energetic, and reaching for something. The warmth of the fire is comforting, protecting me from the cold night air, and the smell… the smell of campfire is the best smell in Read More

Protected: He’s dying and I won’t pray for him.

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Coping Mechanisms for Dealing With Negative Relatives – by Dr. Janet Taylor.

“I walk on eggshells around my sister-in-law. She’s extremely competitive, holds grudges, and always remembers situations differently from what happened – in a negative way.” . What you’re failing to recognize is that you do not have to take responsibility for your sister-in-law’s feelings, but you do have to take charge of your own. Release Read More

Am I Off-Topic? What Does Narcissism Entail?

This past week, I have written about my new job and problems that I am having with my mother. Is this off-topic? The blog is about narcissism, grief, recovery, and Yiddishkeit. . I don’t think I have been off-topic at all. Re-entering the workplace is a major milestone of recovery from a stupid narcissist. Now Read More

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