Remember the childhood adage that was supposed to make us feel better when we were bullied? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Our parents tell us that when we’re kids, but it’s cold comfort at the time. Name-calling hurts when you’re a kid. It can also hurt as […]
How Do You Know When a Narcissist is Lying?
When their lips are moving! Har-dee-har-har! A Shrink4Men forum member once shared an explanation about narcissists, psychopaths and borderlines’ propensity for dishonesty and the confusion it creates in their victims. It’s stayed with me ever since, one, because it’s funny and, two, because it’s true. When it comes to narcissists and other abusive personalities: Words […]
What Do You Do? Getting an Apology from a Narcissistic Ex After You’ve Gone No Contact
The first thing that comes to mind is Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a trap!” The second thing that comes to mind is the expression, “A day late and a dollar short.” Or a pound short, a euro short, a franc short, a drachma short, a doubloon short — you get the idea. But wait! narcissists, borderlines, […]