Abusive relationships often escalate in intensity when a victim tries to become healthy by setting boundaries and practicing self-care, and/or ending the relationship. If you’re in an abusive relationship with a narcissist, borderline, histrionic, dependent, paranoiac or psychopath (i.e., high-conflict personalities that are often abusive in their intimate relationships) don’t be surprised if your abuser […]
Do Narcissists Get Better with Age?
A frequent question in my counseling practice and from website subscribers is “Do narcissists and borderlines get better with age?” Another common question is, “What happens when they get old and are no longer attractive?” These are understandable questions. The latter is a form of anticipatory schadenfreude. The former is a common part of the […]
Is It Okay to Call your Ex Crazy?
Is it okay to call your ex crazy? Not according to Men’s Divorce website. Their article, Stop Calling your Ex Crazy, admonishes men who call their exes crazy. But what if your ex is, in fact, crazy? Batshit banana pants crazy? First, let’s distinguish between mentally ill, crazy and temporary painful emotional adjustments. In many […]