Tag Archives: childhood trauma

The childhood origins of narcissism.

This is a very informative video explaining how narcissism develops during childhood. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Do narcissists ever cry? (article from The Narcissistic Life)

I believe I wrote an article a while back with the same title (my conclusion — yes, they do)  but this article is better and I like the way it doesn’t stigmatize narcissistic tears or the reasons why they cry … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

To my Mom’s “Credit”

Originally posted on Justbreathe826:
As I have been visited by memories that I would have preferred to have had kept buried deep in my soul or in Jamie’s coffin, but that I need to work through as part of my…

Posted in C-PTSD, reblogs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

BPD vs. NPD

This graphic I made shows that BPD and NPD are really the same disorder.    Both have their roots in childhood trauma and fear of abandonment, even though the symptoms may not be evident until later childhood or adolescence.    The … Continue reading

Posted in psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Don’t judge.

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Envy is my worst character trait.

Envy, by Marta Dahlig, Deviantart I’m about to write a painful, bitter post. It’s about something brings me a great deal of shame, so much shame I hesitated writing about it at all. It’s about what’s probably my very worst … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Regression.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
Credit: School of Counseling I’m regressing. It’s probably paradoxical, because psychological regression often comes before a breakthrough to more emotional freedom. As I prepare to dive into the dark abyss that lies in…

Posted in reblogs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Diving into the Inferno.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
Credit: wallpaperswa.com I had a productive emergency therapy session today. My therapist was kind enough to rearrange his schedule to see me today, due to all my BPD/C-PTSD symptoms being re-triggered because of…

Posted in reblogs, recovery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

The “Four F’s” of C-PTSD

I just began reading “Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving” by Pete Walker. I can already tell I won’t be able to put it down (I will write a book review when I’m finished, which shouldn’t take long). I’m also … Continue reading

Posted in C-PTSD, Pete Walker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Guest Post #8 : Abusers break you–and then HATE you for being broken.

My dear friend and active participant on this site, Linda Lee, has written a wonderful and OMG SO TRUE post, which describes a lifetime of abuse, including incarceration in a state mental hospital, and being faced with unethical doctors and … Continue reading

Posted in complex PTSD, guest posts, Surviving Trauma blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 80 Comments