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Narcissist Apocalypse

English, Cultural, 1 season, 420 episodes, 2 days, 9 hours, 29 minutes
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Narcissist Apocalypse is a raw and unfiltered podcast that gives a voice to survivors of toxic relationships, narcissistic abuse, and domestic violence. Part true crime. Part education. Part self-improvement. Part support group. From 'Why do people stay?' to 'Why do manipulation tactics work?' You'll get angry. You'll learn. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get inspired. Come find out what our guests did to survive, and make no mistake, our guests are the lucky ones... they lived. 
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Top 10 Exploitations of Cultural Norms & Expectations to Justify Abuse | Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the top 10 exploitations of cultural norms and expectations that abusers use to justify their abuse. The norms and expectations discussed in this episode are gender roles, body standards, family honor, parental authority, loyalty, divorce, privacy, forgiveness, hospitality, and religious doctrine. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202431 minutes, 19 seconds
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Donalda & The Entitled Abusive Narcissist | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Donalda shares her story of abuse at the hands of her entitled husband. What started with red flags, such as telling Donalda to stop talking to her online friend and Donalda doing the lion's share of the housework, slowly morphed into picking fights, arguing, and full-on rages. As things escalated, Donalda was then accused of cheating, as her husband denied paternity of their child. To help work through these abuses, Donalda and her husband went to couples counseling, only for it to backfire and empower her abusive husband even more.  It's a story of entitlement, rage, weaponizing therapy, animal abuse, physical abuse, sexual coercion, child sexual abuse, gender roles, religious beliefs, post separation abuse, intimidation, threats, accusations, and the loss of identity. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses animal abuse, physical abuse, sexual coercion, & child sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rerelease: The Normalization of Toxic Behavior | Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the psychology abusers use to normalize toxic behaviors. Topics discussed in this episode are: gaslighting, religion, cultural norms, social influence, minimizing, blame-shifting, rationalizations, cognitive dissonance, gender roles, patriarchal systems, conditioning, generational trauma, shame, dissociation, and much more. BONUS INTRODUCTION - Discussion of Harrison Butker's (NFL Player) problematic commencement speech. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202445 minutes, 5 seconds
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Freya & The Annihilating Narcissistic Mother | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Freya shares her experience of growing up with a narcissistic mother and an enabling father, painting a vivid picture of the emotional rollercoaster that comes with a lack of consistent emotional safety and the struggle to break free from intergenerational trauma. Freya offers insight into the emotional labor of protecting her sibling from an abusive parent and the confusion that arises from seeing her father more as a peer than a caregiver. It's a story of scapegoats, projection, being good enough, emotional abuse, physical abuse, suicidal ideation, therapy, enabling parents, reenactments, codependency, self esteem, and identity. ***** Content Warning - This episode discusses physical abuse and suicidal ideation. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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The 'Pretty Woman' Sequel is All About Abuse | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses his outline for a sequel to the hit movie 'Pretty Woman.' Once Edward sweeps Vivian off her feet from the streets of Los Angeles to Park Avenue, Vivian lives what she thinks is a fairy tale marriage. However, as Vivian tries to express the opposite wants of Edward, she soon finds herself the victim of severe psychological abuse at the hands of her former Prince Charming. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202446 minutes
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Terra & The Jealous Raging Abuser | Domestic Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Terra shares her experience of meeting a partner who wanted to share the polyamory lifestyle with her, only to find out that she was being mirrored into believing so. As the relationship devolved, Terra's new partner expressed her jealousy through rage-filled rants, which had Terra walking on eggshells. Tara's narrative is a raw look at the impacts of gaslighting and emotional abuse, the journey to recognizing such toxic patterns, and the courageous steps taken to escape and heal.  It's a story of alternative lifestyles, control, rage jealousy, intimidation, infidelity, gaslighting, weaponized incompetence, peace keeping, and fear. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 46 seconds
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Unmasking the Love Bombing & Abuse of "Pretty Woman" | Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon re-examines the iconic film "Pretty Woman" through a critical lens, unearthing the darker undertones of love bombing and abuse hidden within this beloved romantic narrative. Listen in as we peel back the charming veneer of Richard Gere's character, Edward, to reveal early signs of manipulative behavior, possessive/patronizing tendencies, and a troubling disregard for his partner's autonomy. We're not just scrutinizing a movie; we're having an open conversation about the implications of such behaviors on a larger scale. As we navigate the twists and turns of their evolving relationship, we confront the uncomfortable realities that many romantic narratives choose to gloss over. With insightful discussions and critical perspectives, we offer an alternative view of a film that has shaped cultural expectations of love and relationships for decades. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202455 minutes, 5 seconds
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Elsey & The Calculating Abusive Narcissist | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Elsey shares her story of marrying a calculating manipulative abuser. When Elsey met her abuser, she thought that since he came from a good family in the community, then he must be a good person. Sadly, Elsey was wrong. After the initial love bombing phase of their relationship, Elsey began to endure a myriad of manipulation and abuse tactics that were ever-changing. As the relationship continued, Elsey was constantly walking on eggshells, waiting for the other shoe to drop as the abuses got more severe over time.  It's a story of submission, lies, rage, putdowns, identity erosion, physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual coercion, triangulation, manipulation tactics, being right, shame, guilt, testing boundaries, love bombing, lies, mirroring, double standards, victim playing, and survival. ***CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rerelease: 10 Ways A Narcissistic Abuser Confuses You Into Believing You're The Narcissist

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the top 10 ways a narcissistic abuser will confuse you into thinking you’re the narcissist. This episode isn't just about the crazy making, but also about discerning the truth from the lies you've been told. The silent treatment vs. taking time to yourself. The hero/saviour conundrum. Everyone loves them, it must be me. Abuse vs. self defense. Snooping. Accusations. Shame. Guilt. Doubt. Gaslighting. And much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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Haya & The Neglectful Cheating Narcissist | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Haya tells the story of marrying the man of her dreams, only to find out he was living a double life. One day, the heat stopped working at Haya's home, only for Haya to find out that her husband hadn't paid the bill for months. Even though Haya accepted his excuse, this began a line of questioning as things didn't add up. And unfortunately for Haya, the more she asked questions, the more the marriage unraveled, and that's when she found out how abusive her husband really could be. It's a story of infidelity, debt, bankruptcy, neglect, physical abuse, intimidation, gaslighting, facades, mask slipping, lies, child physical abuse, shame, guilt, hoovering, manipulation, double standards, ego, and financial abuse. ***CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and child physical abuse.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Top Signs of Trauma after Narcissistic Abuse | Domestic Violence, Coercive Control

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the top signs of trauma in adults after narcissistic abuse. Plus, Brandon talks about how many people may not even realize they have trauma until they begin to experience symptoms that can negatively impact their daily lives. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202441 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nora & The Narcissistic Abusive Opportunist | Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Nora tells the story of meeting her charming and caring partner, only to discover that it was all just an act. As Nora's life had a series of unfortunate events, her new partner was around to play savior, even though many cracks were showing in his facade. He was an expert at weaponized incompetence, forcing Nora to do all the housework, which eventually turned into gaslighting, breaking her things, infidelity, and sexual assault.   It's a story of victim playing, opportunists, rescuing, isolation, gaslighting, infidelity, hoovering, confusion, animal abuse, infidelity, sexual assault, weaponized incompetence, financial abuse, false charges, and suicide threats, intimidation. ***CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses animal abuse, sexual assault, and suicide threats.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
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Healing From Covert Narcissistic Abuse | With Renee Swanson

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, we talk with Renee Swanson (Host of The Covert Narcissism Podcast) about her abusive marriage to a covert narcissist, the grief process, reclaiming your voice, and healing from narcissistic abuse through community. You can reach Renee Swanson by emailing her at [email protected] or by visiting her website at http://www.covertnarcissism.com Renee Swanson Social Media & Podcast Facebook - renee.covertnarcissism Tiktok - @cngreneeswanson Youtube - @cngreneeswanson Podcast - The Covert Narcissism Podcast If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202441 minutes, 55 seconds
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Paris & The Victim Playing Coercive Controller | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Paris tells her story of marrying a victim-playing abuser. At first, Paris was love-bombed in a way that set her heart on fire. It was intoxicating and overrode all her other senses. From there, her future abusive husband began to play the victim in his life and use guilt to hook Paris in for good. It was a whirlwind that was hard to break free from, and before she knew it, as soon as they were married, the abuse and devaluation began.  It's a story putdowns, doubt, humiliation, entitlement, self-centeredness, stalking, church abuse, physical abuse, sexual coercion, emotional abuse, manipulation, coercive control, gaslighting, infidelity, domestic violence, domestic abuse, narcissism, toxic relationships, self-worth, patriarchy, financial abuse, and post separation abuse. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse, sexual coercion, and uses the "r" word when recreating dialogue from their abuser. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rerelease: Shilo & The Sinister Faith Based Abusers | Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Shilo tells her story of growing up in an enmeshed family and a marriage marred by faith-based abuse. Throughout Shilo's life, her mother was always in the background pulling strings and this included her abusive marriage. Shilo was literally living in a twilight zone, only to emerge once she divorced. It’s a sinister story of scapegoats, puppet masters, smear campaigns, and toxic therapists. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, covert narcissistic mothers, victim playing, kernels of truth, toxic faith communities, fraud, deception, faith belief systems, believing the lies you're told, trusting yourself, theft, feeling seen, using faith against you, triangulation, using your past against you, pushing buttons, reactive abuse, justice, generational trauma, control and more. *** This is a rerelease of an old episode and there are some sound issues we did our best to fix *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20241 hour, 49 minutes, 10 seconds
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Debra & The Betrayal of Her Bullying Narcissistic Family | Domestic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Debra tells her story of being the family scapegoat for 50 years. Following a horrific three-year period, in which Debra discovered that her teenage daughter had been sexually assaulted by her nephew (the only son of Debra's golden child turned narcissist twin brother), Debra broke up with her family after enduring decades of emotional/psychological abuse, which in Debra's childhood was also punctuated by physical abuse. It's a story of intergenerational trauma, scapegoats, gaslighting, the golden child, competition, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual assault, bullying, control, cruelty, epiphanies, rationalizations, the need for approval, being good enough, resilience, courage, putdowns, and manipulation. ***Debra would like to recognize and acknowledge all the caregivers and support from police, child services, and support services involved in her story.*** *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and child sexual assault.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 7 seconds
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Maude & Leaving Her Abusive Relationship | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In the episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, we have the return of Maude from our March 7th, 2024 survivor story, and we discuss the crucial moments that led to her escape and the subsequent journey of healing/self-discovery. Maude also discusses the ways you can doubt yourself after being gaslit for so long and the tips she has for abuse survivors to regain their sense of self and what is true.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and animal abuse.*** Maude's 1st survivor story can be found by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20241 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Blue & The Escalating Controlling Abuser | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Blue tells her story of The Frog in the Boiling Pot. Blue was swept off her feet by the man of her dreams, and they moved in together quite quickly However, the abuse began slowly as nitpicking. A year later, the nitpicking also included putdowns. And by year three, the nitpicking and putdowns began to take a toll on Blue's identity. So by the time the physical abuse began, Blue couldn't recognize who she was anymore.  It's a story of control, Mr. Right, slow builds, being good enough, future faking, identity erosion, going no contact, gaslighting, nitpicking, sexual coercion, physical abuse, toxic in-laws, self esteem, people pleasing, perfectionism, and threats. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion, physical abuse, and suicidal ideation.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 41 seconds
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Play Therapy's Role in Rebuilding Young Lives After Narcissistic Abuse | With Sybil Cummin

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, we welcome play therapist, Sybil Cummins (MA, LPC, ACS), to explore the transformative power of play therapy for children who've faced/witnessed the darkness of coercive control, domestic violence, and narcissistic abuse. Listen in as Sybil enlightens us on how imaginative play not only offers a vital outlet for children to process trauma but also strengthens their problem-solving skills. The conversation takes a crucial turn to address the devastating impact of domestic violence on children, revealing levels of PTSD that rival those experienced by war veterans, and emphasizing the urgent need for tailored support for these young survivors. In the realm of protective parenting post-domestic violence, this episode sheds light on the strategies for nurturing and supporting children who have been through coercive control. We share personal insights on the importance of self-care for the parent and practical tips on creating moments of regulation to be that stable figure children need. Sybil offers her expertise on connecting with children who may be turned against the protective parent, reinforcing the significance of consistent behavior, unconditional love, and compassionate boundaries. For any parent facing the challenges of single parenting and striving to create a safe haven for their child, this discussion is an invaluable resource. Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS Rising Beyond Power and Control If you've been looking for a supportive community of women, head over to Sybil's website to learn more about the Rising Beyond Community. - https://www.risingbeyondpc.com/ If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202445 minutes, 27 seconds
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Emma & The Scary Abusive Relationships | Domestic Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Emma chronicles her triumph over childhood trauma and a series of scary abusive relationships. Emma's story begins with an upbringing fraught with abuse, low self-worth, and suicidal ideation. As Emma grows older, her life takes a turn into darker waters as she recounts how she navigated the treacherous currents of coercive control, gaslighting, manipulation financial abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and stalking. Also, Emma discusses her healing journey, self-love, self discovery, and the fortitude required to establish personal boundaries. It's a story of intergenerational trauma, self worth, trauma bonds, love addiction, manipulation, changing abuser types, coercive control, gaslighting, manipulation financial abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and stalking. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual coercion and suicidal ideation.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 40 seconds
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Letters to the Abusive Narcissist | Domestic Violence, Coercive Control, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Brandon reads letters and poems from survivors of domestic violence, coercive control, and narcissistic abuse about their experiences. Plus, Brandon analyzes the letters to discuss the big themes of being good enough, survival, and your basic human rights. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual abuse and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. The poets you heard today were Kate Rogers and Patrick Grace - They are published by River Street Writing. About the author Kate Rogers:  Kate Rogers' poetry and critical writing have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies both in Canada and abroad, including The Montreal International Poetry Prize Anthology (Véhicule Press), Looking Back at Hong Kong (CUHK Press), subTerrain, ARC, PRISM, and many others. Her most recent poetry collection is Out of Place (Aeolus House/Quattro Books 2017.) She is a co-director of the Art Bar Poetry Reading Series in Toronto. About Patrick Grace: Patrick Grace is an author and teacher who divides his time between Vancouver and Victoria, BC. His poems have been published widely in Canadian literary magazines, including Arc Poetry Magazine, Best Canadian Poetry, Columba, EVENT, The Ex-Puritan, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, and more. His work has been a finalist for literary contests with CV2 and PRISM international, and in 2020, his poem "A Violence" won The Malahat Review's Open Season Award for poetry. He has published two chapbooks: a blurred wind swirls back for you (Turret House Press, 2023), and Dastardly (Anstruther Press, 2021), both of which explore aspects of love, fear, and trauma that represent a personal queer identity. Deviant, his first full-length poetry collection, continues to explore these themes. Follow him on IG: @thepoetpatrick. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202440 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dana & Healing the Hate of Her Abusive Father | Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, a transgender woman named Dana courageously shares her story of surviving emotional and sexual abuse by her father. As the eldest child, Dana grappled with the responsibility of protecting her mother and sister while navigating her own harrowing path in and out of the home. Once Dana was out of her abusive home, she thrived through the transformational power of activism and solidarity. However, after losing her job, Dana found herself back living in her childhood abusive household, only to gain her freedom a year later. Dana's experience, which spans the stages of outrage, grief, and empowerment, offers listeners an intimate glimpse into the recovery process, support groups, the importance of advocacy work, and the systemic barriers that survivors often face.  It's a story of coercive control, domestic abuse, hate, gender identity, oppression, the patriarchy, ptsd, support, freedom, justice, trauma, mental health, putdowns, belittling, shame, empowerment, psychological abuse, racism, transphobia, homophobia, and the dedication to preserving life. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual harassment, and suicidal ideation.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 45 seconds
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Maude & The House She Fell In Love With | Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Animal Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Brandon talks with Maude about how she plans to escape her current relationship with an animal abuser, who is also an emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive narcissist. We used a voice changer for this episode. The sound may not be the best because of it, but it was needed for safety reasons It's a story of dehumanization, infidelity, suicide threats, stalking, and the fear of leaving. Plus they discuss, jealousy, rage, narcissistic abuse, gaslighting, devaluation, proximity safety, thinking things are your fault, constant blame, kernels of truth, fear, obligation, guilt, shame, steroids, cocaine, addiction, alcohol, reactive abuse, guns, hope, silent treatment, verbal abuse, and much more. We rarely record with someone still in the relationship, but we knew Maude had the perspective needed to tell her story and she pulled it off in spades. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic depictions of sexual abuse/coercion, extremely graphic discussion of animal abuse, as well as brief talk of physical abuse.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20242 hours, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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Terry & Trauma Bonding to a Manipulative Stalker | Coercive Control, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, we talk with an abuse survivor named Terry, and Terry was trauma bonded to a manipulative physical abuser. They say it takes an average of 7 times to leave your abuser, but for Terry is was much higher. To quote Terry "It's not that I didn't want to break away from my abuser, it was just, I didn't know how to." However, Terry eventually did go no contact, and then took her power back in a very big way. It's a story of isolation, feeling stuck, threats, stalking, trauma bonds, triangulation, physical abuse, addiction, infidelity, putdowns, humiliation, financial abuse, intimidation, minimization, denial, gaslighting, protection orders, love bombing, and exerting your power. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rerelease: The 10 Types of Abusers & Narcissistic Abuse | Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses Lundy Bancroft's 10 types of abusers & the role of narcissistic personality disorder. Plus they discuss, minimization, gaslighting, physical abuse, control, power, triangulation, threats, intimidation, guilt, invalidation, kernels of truth, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss physical abuse and suicide in this episode. *** Lundy Bancroft's book 'Why Does He Do That?' can be purchased by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202451 minutes, 55 seconds
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Abigail & The Cult of Her Abusive Father | Coercive Control, Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Abigail tells her story of being raised by a psychologically and physically abusive father. Abigail's father needed to be the center of attention for everything, and if he wasn't, everyone in her family faced the consequences. Abigail's story isn't just a story of being abused, but it's also a story of seeing her mother being abused, how her mother didn't protect her, and the smear campaign against her when she tried to leave the family for good. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse of a child. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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Healing From Narcissistic Abuse Trauma: From Modern Therapies to Survivor Empowerment with Dr. Ryan Sultan

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Dr. Ryan Sultan unpacks the complexities and nuances of trauma and its therapies. Dr. Sultan explores how cutting-edge therapies are revolutionizing the way we approach healing. He demystifies the scientific intricacies behind treatments like EMDR, a fascinating neurological approach for addressing trauma, and discusses the promising frontiers of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. And Dr. Sultan also discusses the power of empowerment in recovery, the impact of a trusting therapist-client dynamic, and its pivotal role in the journey towards reclaiming authority over one's life. To reach out to Dr. Ryan Sultan, please visit his website by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202439 minutes, 15 seconds
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Carmella & The Misogynistic Narcissistic Abuser | Coercive Control, Narcissist Abuse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Carmella recounts how she found unexpected support from an engaged man during a personal crisis. Their friendship blossomed into romance and a pressured proposal, highlighting the struggle of reconciling the whirlwind of emotions with societal expectations and personal apprehension. As we further dissect coercive control dynamics, Carmella examines the effects of controlling behaviors and jealousy, the intense pressure to conform, and the emotional repercussions of a marriage shadowed by a husband's intrusive scrutiny, lack of privacy, and the unequal distribution of domestic responsibilities. Carmella also provides insight into the harrowing effects of escalating physical abuse and control, and the often invisible struggles of co-parenting post-divorce with an uncooperative ex-partner. It's a story of misogyny, pushing boundaries, jealousy, entitlement, physical abuse, custody, post separation abuse, court, divorce, narcissists, narcissism, domestic violence, domestic abuse, rage, bullying, lack of responsibility, emotional abuse, putdowns, financial abuse, lying, infidelity, and generational trauma. *** CONTENT WARNING - Physical Abuse is discussed in this episode. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Alleged Coercive Control By Alexander Zverev Over Olya Sharypova | With Dr. Christine Cocchiola

Join me, your host Brandon Chadwick, as I sit down with the esteemed Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola to unpack the complex issue of coercive control within intimate relationships. By using the unsettling coercive control allegations by Olya Sharypova against tennis star Alexander Zverev as our backdrop, we navigate the crucial shift in terminology from domestic violence to coercive control, offering a more encompassing understanding of these toxic dynamics. Our conversation delves into the pervasive nature of coercive control across all levels of society, from the personal to the systemic. Explore with us the psychological underpinnings of coercive control, including trauma bonding, grooming, and the role of narcissism. Dr. Cocchiola and I dissect the multifaceted aspects of control and manipulation, emphasizing the critical need for education on the signs of unhealthy relationships and the importance of early boundary setting. We also touch upon the challenging landscape victims face within systems like family courts, which can further perpetuate cycles of abuse. *** CONTENT WARNING - Physical Abuse is discussed in this episode. **** Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola's website can be found by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Perfect Prey With Dr. Christine Cocchiola | Click Here The Covert Narcissism Podcast | Click Here Something Was Wrong | Click Here SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202454 minutes, 40 seconds
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Johana & The Weaponizing Egotistical Narcissist | Domestic Violence & Narcissistic Abuse

In this week's abuse survivor story, Johana discusses her three year abusive relationship. Like many narcissistic abuse survivor stories, it all started with love bombing. And once the love bombing was complete, Johana's abuser had complete control as the truth teller in her world. From there, Johana's abuser started to weaponize his culture, and he began to employ every tactic in the power and control wheel. Isolation. Intimidation. Checking-in. Male privilege. Minimization. Denial. Blame. Gaslighting. Animal abuse. Financial abuse, Showcasing weapons. Putdowns. Johana's abuser used them all, and thankfully, Johana is still alive today and able to tell her story. It's a story of belief systems, using culture as a weapon, coping mechanisms, the power-control wheel, getting your voice back, animal abuse, physical abuse, addiction, guilt, coercive control, jealousy, intimidation, minimization, gaslighting, isolation, toxic masculinity, weapons, slamming doors, putdowns, competency, doubt, financial abuse, Disney, self esteem, self confidence, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, self love, getting your voice back, trust issues, rage, anger, being assertive, making yourself small, and trauma. *** CONTENT WARNING - Physical Abuse, Animal Abuse, & Suicidal Ideation/Attempts are discussed in this episode. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 3 seconds
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Top 8 Ways Validation Heals Narcissistic Abuse & Domestic Violence

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the complexities of seeking validation from an abuser and how this can trap abuse victims in a never-ending cycle of mistreatment. Plus, Brandon discusses the top 8 ways in which validation can help in the healing of narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and coercive control. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202433 minutes, 5 seconds
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Parker: Healing From The Petty Emotional Narcissist (Part 2) - Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence

In this survivor story, Parker returns to our show, inviting us into the heart-wrenching labyrinth of her past entanglement with emotional abuse. Her story unravels the complexities of a marriage that began with love-bombing and spiraled into a chilling reality marked by financial manipulation and psychological control. Surrounding Parker's abusive relationship, was the continued abuse from her Jehovah's Witness congregation. Parker's story is not just about survival—it's about healing abuse and reclaiming a voice muted by years of psychological abuse. It's a reminder to us all of the transformative power of speaking out and the healing that comes when silenced truths finally find their echo. It's a story of pettiness, emotional abuse, intimidation, control, love bombing, silent treatments, competence, support, getting your voice back, healing abuse, and healing trauma. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss sexual abuse and graphic abusive conversations in this episode. **** To listen to Parker's previous survivor story, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why Do Narcissists Keep You Exhausted? - Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence

In this episode, Brandon breaks down five types of narcissistic abuse manipulation tactics that exhaust you and why they employ them. If you are in a relationship with a narcissistic abuser, then you know that it can be both mentally/physically exhausting and can leave you feeling drained and depleted. We discuss fear based manipulation tactics, doubt based tactics, monitoring tactics, guilt tactics, lack of responsibility tactics, and sabotage tactics. Each have their own purpose and can all be compounded on top of each other. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202440 minutes, 40 seconds
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Blanche & The Stalking Physically Abusive Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Abuse

In this survivor story, Blanche shares her scary story of narcissistic abuse and stalking. Blanche began dating her abuser when she was 19 years old and feeling vulnerable. Her abuser swept in and at first made Blanche special, but he quickly became jealous and controlling.  As soon as the abuse began, things moved so fast that Blanche didn't have time to think about what was happening. The emotional abuse turned into physical abuse, which then turned into a death threat and stalking. Through Blanche's eyes, we witness the insidious ways abuse can infiltrate and isolate, even as loved ones attempt to break through the barriers erected by her partner's manipulation.  It's a story of vulnerability, healing abuse, coercive control, intimidation, death threats, stalking, putdowns, family enablers, smear campaigns, suicide threats, stalking, gaslighting, support, isolation, protection orders, embarrassment, shame, and escape plans. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss graphic descriptions of physical abuse, suicide threats, and death threats in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. SUPPORT US BY SUPPORTING OUR SPONSOR: To receive 35% off Cozy Earth bedding, loungewear, and everything site wide, use the code “NAP” at Cozyearth.com If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Perfectionism: A Narcissistic Abuse Trauma Response - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Apocalypse, Domestic Abuse

In this episode, Brandon discusses the protective output of perfectionism, which is a protective trauma response with real health consequences. He dives into the creation of perfectionism, the three main types, dysregulation, and coping. Also, Brandon discusses how society has contributed to perfectionism as a whole and how we must figure out how to combat the cycles of societal generational trauma. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202443 minutes, 42 seconds
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Zoey & The Jealous Conniving Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Abuse

Zoey opens up about the toxic and abusive relationships that spanned her life—from the physical and emotional abuse instigated by her mother to the controlling narcissistic partner who perpetuated the cycle of abuse. Zoey was stuck between two abusers, and it was confusing, as each of them used kernels of truth to keep Zoey from creating a life free from both of them.  It's a story of abusive mothers, tug of wars, smear campaigns, isolation, jealousy, addiction, neglect, child negelct, infidelity, CPTSD, domestic violence, sexual assault, physical abuse, suicidal ideation, narcissistic abuse, intergenerational trauma, stalking, believing the lies you are told, addiction, normalized abuse, putdowns, depression, protecting your children, jealousy, victim playing, possessiveness, using trauma against you, and anger. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses graphic descriptions of sexual assault (attempted drowning) physical abuse, and suicidal ideation. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 49 seconds
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Robyn & The Controlling Narcissistic Mother - Narcissistic Abuse, Narcissist Apocalypse, Domestic Abuse

Robyn grew up with a controlling narcissistic mother, but to Robyn, this was normal. However, as Robyn got older, she started to see that something wasn't right, and that she wasn't the terrible person her mother made her out to be. It's a story of intergenerational trauma, narcissistic abuse, impossible expectations, emotional abuse, putdowns, domestic abuse, identity issues, shame, guilt, the normalization of abuse, gaslighting, doubt, suicide threats, suicidal ideation, self harm, triangulation, depression, and clinging to the good times. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses suicide threats, suicidal ideation, self harm, and self defense physical reactions. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202440 minutes, 33 seconds
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Hans & The Coercive Controlling Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Hans grew up yearning for the love of his absent father while simultaneously being bullied in school. The one thing he wanted most in life was to feel accepted and to be a good dad. And that acceptance came from his future wife, who accepted Hans like no one had before. But unfortunately for Hans, his future wife would build a family with him, knowing she could abuse him by ripping it away.  It's a story of coercive control, verbal abuse, intergenerational trauma, post separation abuse, custody, low self esteem, learning disabilities, enabling, bullying, fake personas, financial abuse, dissociation, manipulation, peopel pleasing, chaos, catastrophizing, and parental alienation. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 44 seconds
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Plausible Deniability and Manipulation in Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Join us on Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, as we unravel the complex abuse manipulation tactic known as plausible deniability. Through a thoughtful examination of its origins, we illustrate how abusers meticulously plan their actions to maintain deniability and avoid accountability.  Explore the intricacies of plausible deniability, where the abuser's power of suggestion can lead victims down a path of altered behavior and eroded self-esteem, without ever making a direct demand. Learn how abusers craft comments and insinuations that push their partners to change, all while maintaining a facade of innocence. This conversation sheds light on the sophisticated psychological tactics abusers employ to keep their partners ensnared in a web of control. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202436 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cara & The Threat Making Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Cara broke up with her abuser after seeing too many red flags. However, during a period of loneliness, Cara's abuser was able to finagle his way back into her life, only to wreak havoc once inside. It's a story of abuse cycles, physical abuse, suicide threats, trauma bonds, intergenerational trauma, isolation, embarrassment, shame, rages, smearing, destabilization, suicidal ideation, future faking, hopelessness, depression, loyalty, double lives, being kind to yourself, hoovering, loneliness, forgiving yourself, plausible deniability, fawning, caretaking, fear, stalking, and guilt. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse, suicide threats, and suicidal ideation. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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Reclaiming Your Voice: The Art of Transformative Abuse Storytelling - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

In this episode, Brandon discusses the power of narrative as we explore the intricacies of storytelling in the context of communication, support, education, self discovery, and healing. With a focus on clarity and connection, Brandon guides you through the process of shaping your personal experiences into coherent and impactful stories. In this conversation, we discuss the ins and outs of what goes into a story. From your plot points, to themes, to proper framing, Brandon illuminates the structural elements that can guide you in articulating your journey. By embracing these storytelling strategies, you're not just recounting events; you're crafting a narrative of survival, self-discovery, support, education, and ultimately, healing. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202457 minutes, 1 second
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Charlie & The Deceitful Physical Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Charlie was new to the United States when he started a long-distance relationship with a fellow church member back home. She was calming and made him feel special. Charlie had a future planned, and his new love seemed to share the same goals. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to Charlie, he was dealing with a serial cheater who was using him to get a green card.  It's a story of future faking, infidelity, suicide threats, gaslighting, physical abuse, minimization, arguments, lies, intimidation, empathy, hoovering, changing tactics, and holding onto a fantasies. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses suicide attempts, suicide threats, and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Strategically Talk With The Narcissist? - Q&A With Jody Willson Pasicznyk

In this episode, Brandon talks with High Conflict Divorce Expert, Jody Willson Pasicznyk, about third party experts, strategic talk with your ex, and maximizing your own happiness. To reach Jody, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202340 minutes, 55 seconds
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Millie & The Controlling Daughter-In-Law - Narcissist Apocalypse, Grandparent Alienation

In this episode, we wade through the heartache of family estrangement with our latest guest Millie. As we sit with Millie, we uncover the deep-seated intricacies of her role as a grandmother, whose love for her grandchild is entangled in a thorny relationship with her daughter-in-law. What started off as providing a home and childcare to her son's family, turned into shifting boundaries, dehumanization, and isolation within her own home. At some points, Millie was barely allowed upstairs, and not even acknowledged with the decency of a hello. Millie's story exposes the maze of grandparent alienation and the relentless pursuit to maintain a thread of connection despite the harsh reality of manipulation and control. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 13 seconds
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Navigating High Conflict Divorce With A Narcissist - Q&A With Jody Willson Pasicznyk

In this episode, Brandon talks with High Conflict Divorce Expert, Jody Willson Pasicznyk, about high conflict divorce, attorney management, the litigation process, and story telling. To reach Jody, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vida & The Psychologically Abusive Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this episode, Vita explores her journey to recovery from narcissistic abuse, the haunting experiences of intergenerational trauma, coercive control, and the legal battles she fought with her abuser. Vita's gripping narrative will draw you in as she describes the crushing guilt she carried and how she suppressed her needs while trapped in an abusive environment. Vita's story is not just about survival, but also about hope. Learn from her as she shares insights on the importance of setting boundaries, self-care, and finding inner happiness. Explore with us the toxic patterns of post-separation abuse, the tribulations of high-conflict divorce, and how to break free from them. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse, suicidal ideation, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20232 hours, 35 seconds
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Surviving Holidays With Narcissistic Abusers - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Jean

On today's podcast, we unravel the intricate web of emotional turmoil that accompanies this festive season, especially for those trying to co-parent with a controlling partner or ex-partner. Together with Jean, we traverse the challenging path of the holidays with abusive partners and family members. Additionally, we put a spotlight on self-care and proactive planning to handle potential mishaps, such as handling derogatory remarks and put downs from narcissistic abusers. Navigate the holidays with a sense of empowerment and inspiration, no matter what obstacles come your way. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202346 minutes, 10 seconds
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Angelica & The Controlling Physical Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Angelica's future husband was her child's martial arts instructor. Angelica saw him as responsible and safe. However, the persona Angelica's husband projected to the outside world was just a facade. Once they got married, Angelica's husband became very controlling, was unfaithful, and became sexually/physically/financially/emotionally abusive toward her. It's a story of coercive control, rage, security, protection orders, excuses, feeling trapped, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, and support. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss physical abuse and sexual abuse in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trish & The Abusive Ridiculing Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Trish thought she and her soon-to-be husband were on the same page. However, once they got married and had a child, the abuse took hold for good. And when Trish's child left for college, all gloves were off. It's a story of intimidation, stalking, post-separation-abuse, putdowns, isolation, legal abuse, rage, impulsiveness, and CPTSD. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss physical abuse/intimidation in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202342 minutes, 27 seconds
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Parker & The Manipulative Controlling Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Parker grew up in a highly religious home and was married at 18 years old. Parker's marriage was full of abuse escalations, and it hit another level when her husband began using suicide threats and his new diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder with traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder against her.  It's a story of spiritual abuse, coercive control, entitlement, escalations, suicide threats, post separation abuse, child hood sexual abuse, court, protection orders, parental alienation, putdowns, gender roles, patriarchal systems, distortion campaigns, and custody. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss Child Hood Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, & Suicidal Ideation in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
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Simon & The Emotionally Stunted Narcissistic Father (Part 2) - Narcissist Apocalypse

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, we have the return of Simon (March 15th, 2021 survivor story episode). Simon grew up with an emotionally stunted narcissistic father, and we delve into some stories about the construct that his father built surrounding his trauma and how Simon is the intergenerational trauma collateral damage. Plus, we discuss his mother's complicity and how the effects of that gaslighting still hinder him.  *** We had some sound issues in this episode, so please forgive us. *** To listen to Simon's original recording, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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Maya & The Emotionally Abusive Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Maya thought she met the man of her dreams. Everything about him seemed perfect. However, Maya would soon find out that the man of her dreams was actually an escalating emotional abuser. Maya shares the lessons she learned about red flags, the alarming signs of abuse, control dynamics, constant criticisms, and the corrosive impact of societal expectations.  It's a story of coercive control, putdowns, escalations, achieving, moving goal posts, entitlement, creating chaos, post separation abuse, long distance relationships, zero accountability, court, sexual coercion, truth telling, triangulation, fear, obligation, guilt, enablers, and belief systems. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tahiry & The Controlling Spiritual Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence

Tahiry was in a long-distance relationship with a spiritual leader, but it wasn't until they moved in with each other that Tahiry started learning about his controlling and abusive behavior. As Tahiry did her best to cope with the abuse, she uncovered that her partner was also a sexual predator, using her as cover as he assaulted women in the spiritual community. It's a story of facades, being used, spiritual abuse, blame shifting, putdowns, sexual assault, addiction, hierarchies, predatory behavior, ptsd, and guilt by association. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and sexual assault. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202344 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Dissociation of Romana & The Coercive Controlling Mother - Narcissist Apocalypse, Domestic Violence

In this survivor story, Romana discusses the emotional and physical abuse she endured at the hands of her mother, the dissociation it created, and how everything effected her future abusive relationships. Of the many abusive relationships Romana endured, the most abusive one was with her first ex-husband, who became her lifelong stalker.  It's a story of intergenerational trauma, emotional abuse, subjectivity, boundaries, support, attachment trauma, manipulation, coercive control, triangulation, physical abuse, sexual assault, suicide, stalking, and healing. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual assault, physical abuse, strangulation, and suicide. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Feelings & Visual Language Can Support You With Leaving and Healing Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the role of feelings/body sensation language and how it can help an abuse survivor translate their story more effectively to themselves and to others. Brandon delves into the importance of visual language through metaphors and analogies, helping create a fuller picture of what your emotions will look and feel like. The more visual you can get, the more impact your feelings and body sensation language can be, and for an abuse survivor to leave abuse, get support, and heal. To listen to our Slot Machine/Trauma Bond Analogy episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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Naomi & The Hero Playing Intimidating Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence, Coercive Control

Naomi was just out of a failed marriage, living on her mother's couch, when a wolf in sheep's clothing swooped in to save her. He helped Naomi move out, got her a job, and lavished her with expensive gifts. However, once they got an apartment of their own, Naomi's abuser began to show signs of coercive control.  It's a story of shame, guilt, financial abuse, gaslighting, putdowns, sexual coercion, sexual assault, jealousy, coercive control, intimidation, isolation, rage, feeling trapped, minimization, fawning, threats, and the support of your friends. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion and sexual assault. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sharon & The Healing of Narcissistic Abuse Through Self Discovery - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Coercive Control

Brandon welcomes back our previous guest, Sharon, to share her insightful journey toward self-discovery and healing from narcissistic abuse. This eye-opening conversation aims to shed light on the importance of recognizing our programming created by intergenerational trauma and abusive relationships, leading to conscious efforts to break the cycles of abuse. We also discuss how our survival mechanisms can sometimes betray us, especially when they are exploited by abusers. And drawing from personal experiences, we delve into the process of learning to trust again and the importance of protecting our vulnerabilities until that trust is earned.  As we round up our discussion, we reflect on the significance of building connections and focusing on self-healing, even outside romantic relationships. We dive into the energy-consuming nature of ruminating conversations and discuss strategies to reprogram our minds to navigate out of difficult situations more quickly. Listen in as Sharon shares how she found the strength to face her past trauma, connect with her inner child, and take ownership of her safety and unconditional love. You don't want to miss this enlightening episode about growth, healing, and the power of storytelling. To listen to Sharon's original episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kate & The Destabilizing Narcissistic Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Coercive Control

Kate met her abuser at a musical jam, and they hit it off instantly. The relationship progressed quickly, with Kate finding herself at her abuser's home five days a week. From there, Kate's abuser hijacked her time, manipulating her into self-isolation, and once that was accomplished, he began to destabilize her in any way he could. It's a story of time control, minimization, denial, blame, guilt, animal abuse, child abuse, child sexual abuse, people pleasing, intimidation, support, destabilization, addiction, rage, boundaries, and trauma binds. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, and Animal Abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 30 minutes
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The Big 3 Lies of a Narcissistic Abuser - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Join us on this eye-opening discussion on Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A as we dissect the fabric of lies that often underpin abusive relationships. In the first part of our conversation, we uncover the three major untruths that abusers project onto their victims: victims are responsible for the abuser's happiness, victims are responsible for the abuser's anger, and victims are responsible for fixing the relationship. We explore how these manipulative falsehoods can lead to self-abandonment, self-doubt, and the false illusion of happiness.  In the latter half of our episode, we shift focus to the lies victims convince themselves of to justify staying in an abusive relationship. From the illusion of a brighter future to the fear that the kids will suffer if they leave, we shed light on the insidious manipulation tactics employed by abusers. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of these complex dynamics, the importance of recognizing abusive behaviors, and the critical role of challenging these lies in the path to recovery. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202339 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cam & The Physically Abusive Religious Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Coercive Control

Cam grew up under the intense scrutiny of a high-control religion. From the relentless bullying at school to the physical abuse he experienced at home, Cam couldn't take it anymore and eventually ran away. Cam opens up about his indoctrination into the Jehovah's Witness religion, how it led him into an abusive relationship, and how the toxic dynamics prevented him from leaving his marriage. It's a story of people pleasing, being good enough, gaslighting, financial abuse, indoctrination, spiritual abuse, PTSD, divorce, putdowns. physical abuse, suicidal ideation, self harm, anger, rage, loneliness, child abuse, Star Trek, shunning, and the healing process. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses Child Abuse, Child Physical Abuse, Physical Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide Attempts, and Self Harm. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fuchsia & The Entitled Emotionally Abusive Narcissist - Coercive Control, Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Fuchsia went on a handful of dates with her abuser and decided that he wasn't for her. He was boring. However, soon after it ended, Fuchsia found out she was pregnant and gave the abuser the option to be involved. Unfortunately, he said yes, and Fuchsia had no idea what she was in store for. It began with dismissiveness during a pregancy appointment, but moved to rages, and forcing his new girlfriend into her Fuchsia's life. What should have been a beautiful time in Fuchsia's life became a nightmare as Fuchsia felt like they were scheming to take her baby.   It's a story of emotional abuse, custody, court, mediation counter-parenting, threats, temper tantrums, social media, baiting, smear campaigns, entitelment, selfishness, isolation, and fear. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 48 seconds
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Octavia & The Victim Playing Narcissist - Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Coercive Control

Octavia came from Colombia to the United States via the Au Pair program. While on a weekend trip, Octavia fell in love with a charismatic volunteer firefighter. He said all the right things and made Octavia feel special. She felt chosen. However, the whirlwind romance eventually turned into an abusive marriage. First, it was the rages, then the gaslighting, then the physical abuse, and to make sure she never left, Octavia's now husband used her undocumented status to abuse her even further. It's a story of proving yourself, guilt, gaslighting, victim playing, putdowns, rages, immigrant abuse, threats, financial abuse, divorce, post separation abuse, the hope for change, addiction, isolation, shame, vulnerability, using children as weapons, crazy exes, and validation. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss physical abuse in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Weaponization of Suffering in Narcissistic Abuse, Religion, & Society - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Natalie Hoffman

Prepare to gain a profound understanding of the weaponization of suffering within narcissistic abuse, religious groups, and society at large. In this episode, we sit down with Natalie Hoffman, author, podcaster, and educator for Christian women in emotionally and spiritually abusive relationships. We explore the glorification of suffering as a badge of honor in relationships, work, spiritual growth, art, altruism, and sports. Natalie guides us through the nuanced differences between necessary and unnecessary suffering, with insights on how these concepts can play out in abusive relationships and faith-based ones.  Our conversation scrutinizes 'holiness', 'morals', and 'perfectionism', questioning their practical attainability and advocating for a more human-centric approach that fosters self-love and acceptance. And we also dive into the darker side of suffering within abusive relationships and how it can be wielded as a tool of shame. To listen to Natalie's previous episode about Faith Based Abuse and Misogyny, click here. To reach Natalie Hoffman's Website, click here. To reach Natalie Hoffman's Emotional Abuse Quiz, click here. To reach Natalie Hoffman's Podcast, click here. To read the first chapter of Natalie Hoffman's Book 'Is it Me, Making Sense of You Confusing Marriage', click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202351 minutes, 47 seconds
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Veronica & The Jealous Controlling Abuser: Rising Above Coercive Control, Narcissist Abuse, & Domestic Violence

Veronica shares her tumultuous journey of surviving a coercive relationship that began in her teens and extended into her college years. From the first blush of teenage love to the terrifying descent into verbal abuse and sexual coercion, Veronica's story is an eye-opening account of the devastating effects of coercive control. Veronica found herself targeted, isolated, and trapped in a relationship that was marred with gaslighting, put-downs, jealousy, possessiveness, misogyny, and physical intimidation. It's a story of low self-esteem, trust, sexual coercion, sexual assault, physical abuse, intimidation, the need for outside validation, sowing the seeds of doubt, gaslighting, coercive control, eroding the sense of self, self harm, eating disorders, negative self talk, self gaslighting, shame, fawning caretaking, self sabotage, intimidation, threats fear, hyper vigilance, suicidal ideation, jealousy, possessiveness, word salad, bland, self-blame, putdowns, rage, rules, modifying behaviour, and survival instincts.  *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss sexual coercion, sexual assault, suicidal ideation, self harm, and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Misogyny, Empathy, Controller, Imposter syndrome, Validation, Relationship, Psychopath, Personality types, Narcissistic, Narcissism, Jealous, Infidelity, Domestic violence, Cptsd, Child abuse, Psychotherapist, Codependency, Verbal abuse, Trauma therapy, Stalking, Sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality disorder, Narcissistic abuse, Manipulation, Financial abuse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 34 seconds
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Is it Reactive Abuse or Reactive Defense? - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses Reactive Defense & the Reactive Defense Response, why it's significant, and how it's manipulated by abusers to shift blame onto their victims. You'll learn how these tactics are used to frame the abuser as the innocent party, manipulate victims into feeling guilt and shame, and even blackmail victims. We also shine a light on the widespread misconception of mutual abuse, and the importance of recognizing signs of Reactive Defense and Coercive Control as a whole. Join us as we navigate through these challenging topics, providing clarity and support along the way. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Misogyny, Empathy, Controller, Imposter syndrome, Validation, Relationship, Psychopath, Personality types, Narcissistic, Narcissism, Jealous, Infidelity, Domestic violence, Cptsd, Child abuse, Psychotherapist, Codependency, Verbal abuse, Trauma therapy, Stalking, Sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality disorder, Narcissistic abuse, Manipulation, Financial abuse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202340 minutes, 55 seconds
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Narcissist Apocalypse - Podcast Trailer

Narcissist Apocalypse is a raw and unfiltered podcast that gives a voice to survivors of narcissistic abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Narcissist Apocalypse is part validation, part education, part self-discovery, and part support group. From 'Why do people stay?' to 'Why do manipulation tactics work?' You'll get angry. You'll learn. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get inspired. Come find out what our guests did to survive, and make no mistake, our guests are the lucky ones... they lived.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202359 seconds
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Heidi The Scapegoat & The Controlling Narcissistic Father - Narcissist Apocalypse, Intergenerational Trauma, Narcissism

Heidi is the scapegoat for her family. Her father was highly controlling, watching her every move, waiting to erupt at minimal slights of ever-changing and unpredictable goalposts. These events set the stage for a life of low self-esteem, confidence, and worth.  It's a story of enmeshment, minimizing, denying, blame, putdowns, rage, sexual abuse, enabling, suicidal ideation, depression, bullying, intergenerational trauma, fragmented identity, loneliness, CPTSD, and PTSD. **This episode is dedicated to the 12 people who helped Heidi get her Phd. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss Sexual Abuse, Child Hood Physical Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation. *** To reach out to Heidi, please contact the show at [email protected] If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Misogyny, Empathy, Controller, Imposter syndrome, Validation, Relationship, Psychopath, Personality types, Narcissistic, Narcissism, Jealous, Infidelity, Domestic violence, Cptsd, Child abuse, Psychotherapist, Codependency, Verbal abuse, Trauma therapy, Stalking, Sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Personality disorder, Narcissistic abuse, Manipulation, Financial abuse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/20232 hours, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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The Fears & Threats of Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

In this Q&A episode, Brandon discusses the different types of fear, fear responses, the motivation behind threats, and the different threat types wielded in abusive relationships.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse & sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Madison & The Covert Abusive Addict - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Narcissist Apocalypse

Madison felt something was off in her 'normal' marriage, but she couldn't pinpoint it for the first eight years. However, once Madison gave birth to her first child, her husband's facade dropped, and the person lurking beneath wreaked havoc on her life for good.  It's a story of pedestals, isolation, smear campaigns, overwhelm, self defense, physical abuse, physical intimidation, escalation points, enabling, addiction, name calling, putdowns, control, and jealousy. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and extreme physical intimidation *** Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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Healing From Complex Trauma & Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Dr. Ingrid Clayton

In this episode, Brandon talks with Dr. Ingrid Clayton about healing from narcissistic abuse and complex trauma. Dr. Clayton shares her personal story as we navigate through her memoir, 'Believing Me', a powerful recount of her childhood trauma from a psychologist's perspective and her healing journey. Dr. Clayton also navigates through the heavy waters of trauma responses, reenactments, and how these reactions often lead to relational trauma and self-abandonment.  To reach Dr. Ingrid Clayton's website, click here. To reach Dr. Ingrid Clayton's Instagram, click here. To buy Dr. Ingrid Clayton's book 'Believing Me', click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses childhood sexual abuse. *** Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Serenity & Healing From The Cycles of Narcissistic Abuse - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Serenity was 20 years old when she met her abuser. He was 34 years old and a millionaire. Over the course of their 12 year relationship, Serenity endured physical violence, sexual coercion, financial manipulation, putdowns, isolation, and gaslighting. The damaging impact of this abuse inflicted a tremendous amount of stress on her mental and emotional health. From constant hyper vigilance, to body disconnection and memory loss, to suicidal ideation, Serenity battled these issues until the day she finally escaped. Listen to Serenity as she shares her message of liberation, validation for survivors, her process of breaking free from manipulation, and the solace she found in the stories of other survivors. This powerful conversation is sure to move you, shedding light on the realities of toxic relationships and the path to healing. *** This recording did not have the best sound and we did our best to fix it in editing. *** *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses suicidal ideation, physical abuse, and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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The Overwhelming Abuse Tactics & Feelings of Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

In this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, we discuss the 4 Overwhelm Types and the abuse tactics that narcissistic abusers use to overwhelm their victims. We expose how manipulators overwhelm victims to gain control, using strategies like love bombing, future faking, gaslighting, isolation, physical abuse, rage, moving goal posts, victim playing, putdowns, nitpicking, the fog, intimidation, the silent treatment, and financial abuse. We also talk with Jean (a former survivor story guest) as she bravely shares her story of overwhelm in her abusive relationship. To listen to Jean's survivor story, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202351 minutes, 19 seconds
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Inez & The Jealous Controlling Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Inez thought she met the man of her dreams. Inez truly believed that her new partner would give her the unconditional love she always wanted. However, Inez's ex was a wolf in sheep's clothing, mirroring her to get the control he always wanted. It's a story of intergenerational trauma, reenactments, jealousy, control, sexual coercion, gaslighting, love bombing, empty promises, abuse cycles, future faking, guilt, denial, mirroring, self care, self discovery, silent treatments, ghosting, minimization, denial, rage, addiction, and invalidation. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses animal abuse and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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Joanne & The Battle Against Intergenerational Trauma - Narcissist Apocalypse, Narcissistic Abuse

What happens when a daughter grapples with a manipulative and controlling mother throughout her life? How does she navigate her path through minimization, denial, and blame? From the complexities of her mother's need to be the truth-teller, to the constant interference in her personal life and milestones, Joanne's story uncovers the severe effects of intergenerational trauma. Joanne will take you through the challenging process of building trust with her mother, the struggles she faced in protecting herself, and their eventual reconciliation. This episode was recorded in two parts and four years apart. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses child sexual abuse and child physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jasmine & The Reenactments of the Tantrum Throwing Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

In this hybrid survivor story/q&a episode, Brandon discusses the three types of trauma reenactment that were running the lives of Jasmine and her abusive ex.  Plus, Jasmine tells her story of being in an abusive relationship that she just couldn't quit. Jasmine dealt with ghosting, love bombing, gaslighting, physical intimidation, child sexual abuse, physical abuse, putdowns, nitpicking, rage, infidelity, blame-shifting, abandonment, and much more.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses child sexual abuse and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Stella & The Crazy Making Abuser - Narcissist Apocalypse, Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Stella met her charismatic partner through her sister. And even though Stella had some inner alarm bells ringing to run as things were moving quite quickly, her friends and family vouched for him. Everyone said go when they should have said slow down. As soon as Stella moved in, the abuse and coercive control began. Stella's partner tried to make her feel crazy, and it worked. Stella thought she was the problem and felt trapped with no one to talk to. It's a story of smear campaigns, infidelity, rage, crazy making, coercive control, physical abuse, financial abuse, addiction, love bombing, isolation, psychological abuse, gaslighting, codependency, emotional abuse, instilling fear, inner child work, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202346 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bree & The Narcissistic Coercive Controller - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse

Bree and her family thought she married 'Mr. Perfect', but a week after their honeymoon, the coercive control began. At first, it started with isolation, then financial abuse, putdowns, sexual abuse, infidelity, triangulation, and more. It took a long time for Bree to free herself from the clutches of her husband, but she eventually got the divorce she was looking for. However, ten years post-divorce, Bree is still dealing with her ex's post-separation abuse. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses child sexual abuse and relationship sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kelowna, The Narcissistic Mother, & The Controlling Abusive Husband

Nothing Kelowna ever did was good enough for her abusive mother. All Kelowna knew was an ever-present sense of worthlessness as her mother's scapegoat. By the age of 14, Kelowna's mother pushed her right into the hands of her future abusive husband. And by the age of 20, Kelowna was pregnant and stuck in a very controlling relationship. It's a story of not feeling good enough, caretaking, parentification, manipulation, insecurities, feeling stuck, financial abuse, infidelity, no contact, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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Saoirse & The Torturous 20 Year Marriage - Narcissistic Abuse, Domestic Violence

Saoirse was swept off her feet by her future husband. They shared the same likes and dreams for the future. Saoirse thought she met her soulmate. However, as soon as their first child was born, Saoirse's husband began to employ coercive control tactics. He isolated her from her family, financially abused her, and manipulated Saoirse to believe that everything wrong in the relationship was her fault. As Saoirse recounts her experience of escaping her abusive relationship and navigating life in the aftermath, her resilience is nothing short of inspiring. Hear about her fight for freedom, her journey of self-discovery, and her struggle to protect her children from the toxic influence of their father. Saoirse's story is a testament to the power of courage, determination, and the human spirit in overcoming abuse. Listen in as she shares words of wisdom for others facing similar situations and offers resources for support. Her story is a beacon of hope, illuminating the path toward healing and empowerment for all survivors of domestic violence. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode Discusses physical abuse and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Contribute To Imposter Syndrome - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Get ready to decode the intricate labyrinth of imposter syndrome and its profound ties to trauma and abuse. We promise you an enlightening journey where we dissect the essence of imposter syndrome, its symptoms, and its lasting effect on victims of abuse. We delve into the sinister tactics an abuser employs to manipulate a victim's identity to their advantage, leaving an indelible scar on a survivor's self-perception and relationships. We also examine the damaging effects of emotional abuse, with a special focus on narcissistic abuse. Discover how these destructive patterns can seed self-doubt, erode one's self-worth, and lead survivors to question their intuition, even years after the abuse has ended. The societal tendency to downplay abuse is also put under the spotlight. We conclude the episode with some resources for those seeking additional support, to aid you on your path to recovery and self-validation. Join us, and gain a profound understanding of imposter syndrome and its correlation to abuse and trauma. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202337 minutes, 58 seconds
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Irina Ember & The Lifelong Effects of a Manipulative Narcissistic Mother - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Irina grew up under the rule of a narcissistic mother who wielded her brand of manipulative emotional abuse with the precision of a doctors scalpel. Over time, Irina began to feel defective, and unfortunately, that belief carried into her abusive romantic relationships as she got older. Irina's story is also about her sister who died by suicide as a child. Irina's story is a witness to her life.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses in detail the suicide of Irina’s older sister due to her mother’s torment and also the graphic descriptions of Irina’s suicidal ideation. This episode also has many graphic descriptions of physical abuse in romantic relationships and sexual assault. *** To read Irina's book, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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Top 20 Things Abuse Survivors Have Lost From Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the things abuse survivors have lost from narcissistic abuse and the therapy modalities to help get some of these things back. Brandon delves into the loss of self, self-worth, self-confidence, emotional stability, financial stability, possessions, trust, family, friends, children, sanity, security, boundaries, innocence, happiness, self-respect, reputation, sleep, hobbies, interests, feelings, health, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202354 minutes, 35 seconds
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Natalie & The Controlling Victim Player - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Unbeknownst to Natalie, after locking eyes with her future ex at an event, chaos would inhabit her life for the next 3.5 years. Natalie's abuser masterfully manipulated her kindness to maintain control over her, using gaslighting, triangulation, compulsive lying, silent treatments, and more to keep her line. And when Natalie finally had enough of the abuse, her ex hoovered her back many times, used smear campaigns, and relentlessly harassed her to maintain any control she could get. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 21 seconds
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Emotional Abuse, Financial Abuse, & Netflix's 'Maid' - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon explores the intricate layers of poverty, court, the social services system, and the emotional/financial abuse on the Netflix series 'Maid'. We delve into the experiences of Alex, the protagonist, as she battles poverty, secures employment, and navigates through the challenging social services system - all while striving to protect her beloved daughter. Can you imagine standing in a courtroom, desperately trying to retain custody of your own child, but facing bias simply because you're financially unstable? We delve into the portrayal of such broken systems and unravel the silent yet impactful dimensions of emotional abuse. We explore Alex's struggle against her tormentor and society, shedding light on the harsh realities of emotional abuse that slip past unnoticed because they do not involve physical violence.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202345 minutes, 25 seconds
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Plum, The Narcissistic Mother, & The Abusive Ex - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Plum takes us on a deep journey into her life marked by generational trauma, an abusive relationship, neglectful parenting, and emotional abuse. She boldly peels back the layers of her past, offering an unfiltered look into her mother's toxic family dynamics that reverberate throughout her life and into her abusive marriage. It's a story of generational trauma, gaslighting, physical abuse, sexual coercion, silent treatments, abuse cycles, control, no contact, victim playing, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 29 seconds
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Trauma & Somatic Therapy - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Heather Youngs (LMHC & SEP)

Brandon talks with Heather Youngs (LMHC & SEP) about the benefits of somatic therapy for little and big traumas. Plus, they discuss the mind/body balance, baselines, and getting out of your head. Heather Youngs can be reached by clicking here. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical harm. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202336 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spoon & A Life of Abuse Cycles - Narcissist Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Abusive Relationship

Spoon is a survivor of online grooming, generational trauma, and an abusive relationship. This episode pulls no punches, shining a harsh light on the realities of exploitation and the toll it takes on one's self-worth. Yet, even in the darkest corners of her story, Spoon's spirit shines bright as she speaks of the recovery process and how she found her worth again. This conversation is not just about trauma and abuse, but about finding hope, strength, and resilience in the process. So, join us for this deeply emotional journey with Spoon, an inspiration to survivors everywhere. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses child sexual assault and a graphic description of suicidal ideation. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Return of Leyla & The Parental Alienator - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Post-Separation Abuse

After Leyla fled her state from her most recent abuser, she worked hard at starting a new life. However, lurking in the shadows was the father of her son, and he did everything in his power to halt Leyla's fresh start by alienating her child from her.  It's a story of addiction, financial abuse, mental health, custody, kidnapping, bad lawyers, rehab, being a good mom, and staying the course. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to Leyla's original episode, click here. To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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Avery & The Crazy Making Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Avery thought her new partner was the ONE, but unfortunately for Avery, she fell in love with a wolf in sheep's clothing. Beneath the surface of her ex was something more sinister, and for years, Avery dealt with manipulation, gaslighting, emotional abuse, outbursts, and the nerve-racking experience of a custody battle.  It's a story of crazy-making, black-and-white thinking, lies, infidelity, triangulation, circular conversations, hoping for change, shame, and post-separation abuse. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 50 seconds
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Saylor's Journey from Childhood Trauma to Healing - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse

Imagine being a child forced into the role of caretaker for your struggling mother. Our guest for today, Saylor, knows that reality all too well, and she's here to share her journey. From witnessing her mother's emotional abuse at the hands of her father, to grappling with her own feelings about their complex family dynamics, Saylor offers a raw and insightful look into a world many don't understand. In sharing her story, she illuminates the impact of unseen family wounds on the developmental years of children and their future relationships. It's a story of enmeshment, resilience, caretaking, getting your needs met, PTSD, panic disorders, self-awareness, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sunday & The Abusive Triangulating Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Sunday met her future husband at a wedding, started a relationship, got pregnant, and moved to Australia for a brand new start to her life. Unfortunately for Sunday, her husband was not who he portrayed himself to be, as he began to weaponize her vulnerabilities against her. Sunday details the toxic family dynamics she endured with her ex-husband's family, who made her feel unwelcome and uncomfortable. In the final chapters of her story, Sunday discusses the post-separation abuse she endured, the ensuing custody battles, and her ex-husband's relentless attempts to control her. It's a story of triangulation, smear campaigns, guilt, crazy-making, attacking competency, abusive in-laws, blame-shifting, Mr. Right, generational trauma, co-parenting, post-separation abuse, custody Battle, manipulation, shame, self-confidence, self-esteem, and no contact. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 9 seconds
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Megan & The Smear Campaigning Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Megan's survivor story pulls back the curtain on the harsh realities of coping with physical and emotional abuse, as well as navigating the murky waters of post-separation abuse. Megan experienced smear campaigns, putdowns, physical abuse, gaslighting, psychological control tactics, and the use of her daughter as a tool of manipulation. Plus, Megan explores the complexities and frustrations of co-parenting with a manipulative abuser. *** CONTENT WARNING - Physical Abuse is graphically described in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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Journey from Darkness: Citrine's Tale of Survival from a Controlling Abusive Relationship

Citrine shares her journey as an abuse survivor who endured and ultimately escaped a toxic, manipulative relationship. Listen in as Citrine explores the psychological manipulation she experienced, the early red flags she overlooked, and how her former partners stories left her feeling confused and unbalanced. Citrine's discusses the erosion of her boundaries, her former partners attempts to control her, and the strain it placed on her relationship with her family. Plus, Citrine shares the challenges she faced due to her partner's verbal abuse, infidelity, gaslighting, isolation, her unhealthy relationship with resilience, perfectionism, people pleasing, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - Sexual coercion is discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20232 hours, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cults & The Bite Model of Authoritarian Control - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Kacey Cult Vault

Brandon talks with Kacey from the Cult Vault Podcast about the different types of cults, coercive control, and the Bite Model of authoritarian control. Plus, they talk about the emergence of headless cults through online communities. To listen to the Cult Vault Podcast, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202359 minutes, 35 seconds
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Breaking Free: Raven's Story of Surviving a Meddling Abuser and Finding Healing - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Raven is a survivor who lived through an 18-year abusive relationship. From her childhood in a dysfunctional home to her struggle with toxic relationships, Raven paints a vivid picture of her journey, offering deep insights into how her abusive partner disrupted her work, led her into financial abuse, and how her own people-pleasing tendencies played a role in her prolonged stay in a destructive relationship. Raven’s courage shines through as she shares the tactics she used to protect herself emotionally while navigating the turbulent waters of an abusive relationship. With raw honesty, she details her battle to set boundaries, the importance of not getting emotionally hooked into her abuser, and her eventual escape. Raven's story is not just about survival but resilience, as it took her four attempts to finally break free. *** CONTENT WARNING - Narcissist Apocalypse does not share the same views or recommend the use of experimental psychedelic therapies. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).  To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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Post-Separation Abuse and Coercive Control - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

For many abuse survivors, leaving an abusive relationship doesn't stop the abuse. That's the haunting reality of post-separation abuse and coercive control, which we are exploring in this episode. We expose the many ways abusers continue to exercise control post-separation, from subtle gaslighting tactics to more blatant ways like legal abuse, smear campaigns, stalking, harassment, and weaponizing children. In the second segment of our discussion, we discuss how legal proceedings are manipulated to intimidate and control. Moreover, we shed light on the financial implications of post-separation abuse, illustrating how access to bank accounts, credit cards, and child support payments can be manipulated to maintain control.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.).   To reach them, click here. Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202343 minutes
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Escaping a Controlling Altruistic Abuser: Tori's Story - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Cult Abuse

Join us as we welcome abuse survivor Tori to share her powerful story of growing up in an unstable home, a cult-like church, and eventually marrying an altruistic abuser. Through her journey, Tori uncovers how her tumultuous childhood and exposure to a cult-like atmosphere shaped her relationships and the person she chose to marry. Tori offers valuable insights into recognizing red flags, navigating abusive relationships, and finding the strength to break free. Listen in as Tori reveals the cult-like tendencies of a church organization she joined, including food and sleep deprivation, control, and manipulation. She also shares her experience of falling in love with her altruistic abuser, who promised her the idealized future she always wanted, but instead led her through a marriage filled with chaos, infidelity, and emotional abuse. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 44 seconds
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Peeling Back the Layers: How to Identify a Narcissistic Abusers Lack of Empathy - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, we explore the subtle and not-so-subtle signs that can help you discern if an abuser lacks empathy. Listen in as we break down the signs to watch out for, such as quickness to criticize, being judgmental, intolerance of opinions that don't match the abuser's own, and much more. Unravel the connection between a lack of empathy, how a narcissistic abuser views you as an object, and an abuser's narcissistic injury. Learn how entitlement can drive them to push boundaries and demand your time and attention. We also examine the shame that often drives abusers, leading them to avoid their own feelings and project them onto others. To listen to our episode 'How The Narcissistic Abuser Uses Two Kinds of Empathy To Abuse You', click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202336 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tara’s Journey Through Generational Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse, and Healing - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sibling Abuse

Growing up in a dysfunctional family can leave deep scars that last a lifetime. Tara, a courageous survivor of narcissistic abuse, joins us to openly share her personal journey through generational trauma, sibling abuse, and the toxic environment that impacted her life in significant ways. Tara speaks honestly about her loving but absent father, an emotionally and physically abusive mother, and manipulative extended family members. The complexities of emotional and physical abuse, triangulation, and smear campaigns perpetuated by toxic family members are explored in depth in this episode. As she recounts her journey to healing, we discuss the importance of confronting painful memories, seeking mental health treatment, and establishing boundaries to protect oneself and regain self-worth. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses graphic descriptions of physical and sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to the groundbreaking investigative true crime podcast about Munchausen by Proxy, NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Return of Bailey & The Post Separation Abuse - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Divorce

Brandon talks with Bailey (survivor story guest from October 5th, 2020) about the post separation abuse that transpired after we recorded her episode, the divorce process, the relationship with her kids, and manifestation. To listen to Bailey's original episode (The audio quality is not the best. Our apologies.), click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202357 minutes, 25 seconds
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Loren & The Criticizing Serial Cheater - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Betrayal Trauma

Loren was in a perfect marriage for six years until she got a gut feeling that something was off. When Loren brought this feeling up to her husband, he admitted to having an affair and felt entitled to do so. From this point forth, the husband that Loren knew didn't exist anymore, and an emotionally abusive one took his place. It’s a story of isolation, double lives, bullying, betrayal trauma, non-apologies, criticism, humiliation, rage, lies, disrespect, mind games, gifts as weapons, mind reading demands, infidelity, moving goal posts, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Abuse, Attachment, & Ruminating Thoughts - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Dr. Cortney Warren, PhD

Brandon talks with Dr. Cortney Warren (PhD) about attachment styles, abuse, love addiction, the different types of ruminating thoughts, the underlying issues for obsessive ruminators, and the many ways to combat rumination.  Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and author of the books Letting Go of Your Ex (2023) and Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception (2014). For more information on her and her work, visit DrCortney.com and her Linktree. You can watch her Ted Talk - Honest Liars - by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202349 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lynn & The Bullying Mr. Right - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Like many survivors of emotional abuse, Lynn didn't think the patronizing micro-management she received warranted leaving her 25+ year marriage to a bullying Mr. Right. He was a master at stretching Lynn to her limits, only to let go so the cycles could restart again. It's a story of bullying, micro-management, gaslighting, rage, lies, patronization, embarrassment, the silent treatment, abuse cycles, mind reading, neglect, deflection, being right, put downs, control, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse of a teenager. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Reasons People Stay In Abusive Relationships- Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses 20+ reasons why people stay in abusive relationships. We hope this episode validates your experience and reminds you there's no shame in struggling to leave domestic violence and an abusive relationship.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and threats of violent physical harm. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Elly & The Intimidating Abusive Addict - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Generational Trauma

Elly had a string of toxic relationships before she was swept off her feet by someone who portrayed themselves as the exact opposite of every one of them. The relationship moved quickly. Within three weeks of moving away from all her support systems, Elly became pregnant and married soon after that. And unfortunately for Elly, that's when things went from bad to worse. It's a story of generational trauma, an enabling family, infidelity, physical abuse, protecting your kids, taking your power back, intimidation, gaslighting, legal abuse, post-separation abuse, isolation, IPV, emotional abuse, circular conversations, minimization, addiction, custody, child abuse, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode graphically discusses child physical abuse and adult physical abuse (IPV). *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Abuse Contributes To Self-Sabotaging Behavior - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the signs/traits of self-sabotaging behavior and how abuse contributes to forming these unhealthy belief systems.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202339 minutes, 57 seconds
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Annapurna & The Crazymaking Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

For the first year of Annapurna's relationship, everything was perfect. She was swept off her feet, taken on trips, and seen for all her hard work. She was living a dream. However, after an argument that turned physical, nothing was ever the same again. Annapurna's ex morphed into someone she didn't recognize, and because of his gaslighting, so did she. It's a story of victim playing, identity erosion, physical abuse, crazy making, putdowns, infidelity, love bombing, undercutting, fixing, future faking, hoping for change, lying, stalking, financial abuse, cyberstalking, love addiction, trauma bonds, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode has graphic descriptions of physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Types of Abuse Triangulation - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the triangulation tactics of Lundy Bancroft's 9 abuser types and the abusive parent/child triangulation types. Plus he discusses, shame, guilt, fear, gaslighting, manipulation, passive aggression, flying monkeys, victim playing, love bombing, hoovering, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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Austin & The Minimizing Mr. Right - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Austin met her abusive partner through a dating app. He was everything on paper – an absolute dream. Things were perfect. But unfortunately, Austin's abusive partner began to nitpick every little thing she did. Austin's life was under a microscope. And things only escalated from there. It's a story of generational trauma, caretaking, being a burden, perfectionism, nitpicking, breadcrumbs, physical abuse, self compassion, death, grief, neglect, fear, gaslighting, blame shifting, minimization, infidelity, jealousy, rage, intimidation, self defense, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode has graphic descriptions of physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 29 seconds
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Radical Acceptance & Sources of Validation - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Dawn Malcolm (High Conflict Consultant)

Brandon talks with Dawn Malcolm (High Conflict Consultant) about divorce, radical acceptance, proper sources of validation, new perspectives on circular or highly tense conversations, respecting your energy, and bringing awareness to how you show up in other areas of your life. To listen to Dawn Malcolm's (Jean) survivor story, click here. Dawn Malcolm's email is [email protected] If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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Venus & The Mother of Plausible Deniability - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Venus grew up in a cult of her mother’s narcissism, delusions, and rage. To Venus, this was normal. The brainwashing was winning. However, in her late twenties, Venus entered therapy, opening a floodgate of repressed memories that would change her family life forever. It's a story of generational trauma, plausible deniability, neglect, dissociation, people pleasing, hyper vigilance, parentification, weaponized poverty, mocking, threats, perfectionism, fear, hypocrites, mixed messages, guilt, rage, mother-daughter sexual abuse, animal abuse, physical abuse, enabling, programming, enmeshment, narcissistic fleas, scapegoats, the golden child, body issues, black & white thinking, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses mother-daughter sexual abuse, physical abuse, and animal abuse. *** This episode is sponsored by BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get on your way to being your best self today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Circular Conversations of Narcissistic Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the signs, tactics, and examples of circular conversations in narcissistic abuse relationships. Brandon also delves into gaslighting, blame-shifting, victim-playing, switching personas, control, and more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to HG Tudors 'Narcissist Types' epsiode, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lana & The Coercive Controlling Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

Lana met her future husband at a bar. He was very handsome. Dark chestnut hair. Hazel eyes. Long eyelashes. Olive skin. And a perfect smile. Lana felt she was lucky to get his attention. But unfortunately for Lana, appearances are not always what they seem, and Lana found herself married to an abusive coercive controller. It's a story of coercive control, IPV, sexual coercion, victim playing, belittling, shame, fixing, child sexual abuse, sowing the seeds of doubt, fear, isolation, gaslighting, blame shifting, love bombing, trauma bonding, addiction, minimization, crazy making, self blame, bad police officers, intimidation, rage, depression, low self-esteem, disappearing acts, jealousy, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode graphically discusses child hood sexual abuse, adult physical abuse (IPV), and adult sexual coercion/abuse/assault. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 49 seconds
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Top 10 Reasons Why An Abusive Partner Doesn’t Want To Change - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon talks about the 'top 10 reasons why an abusive partner doesn't want to change' from the book 'Why Does He Do That?' by Lundy Bancroft. Lundy Bancroft's book 'Why Does He Do That?' can be purchased by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sharon & A Life Full of Trauma - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Sharon experienced two traumatic life-altering events by the age of 9. The after effects of these events reverberated throughout her life. Sharon became extremely self-sacrificing, felt that she didn't matter, and feared abandonment. In both of her abusive relationships, Sharon was very open about her childhood trauma, and both partners seemed to care about it at first, only to use it against her later. It's a story of child sexual abuse, codependency, trauma bonds, infidelity, abandonment, cognitive dissonance, lies, dissociation, manipulation, triangulation, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, put downs, sarcasm, guilt, blame shifting, PTSD, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - Graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Normalization of Toxic Behavior - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon discusses the psychology abusers use to normalize toxic behaviors. Topics discussed in this episode are: gaslighting, religion, cultural norms, social influence, minimizing, blame-shifting, rationalizations, cognitive dissonance, gender roles, patriarchal systems, conditioning, generational trauma, shame, dissociation, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To buy the book Out of the Fog, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202342 minutes, 38 seconds
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December & The Carrot Dangling Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

December and her future ex-boyfriend became fast friends through their local music scene. December felt seen for the first time, but the relationship December wanted was dangled in front of her like a carrot on a moving stick. Always out of reach, yet not.  It's a story of triangulation, gaslighting, minimization, adoption, fear, control, isolation, suicide attempts, suicide threats, physical abuse, sexual coercion, push/pulls, self acceptance, put downs, self worth, despair, relief, the player, financial abuse, lies, fake illnesses, jealousy, hypocrisy, self defense, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses suicide attempts, suicide threats, sexual coercion, and physical abuse in graphic detail. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] The podcast Strictly Stalking can be found by, clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Victim-Playing Abusers Use Empathy-Based Guilt - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses how victim-playing abusers use empathy-based guilt to control, manipulate, avoid taking responsibility, get attention, and abuse throughout every stage of an abusive relationship. This episode discusses idealization, devaluation, post separation abuse, gaslighting, minimization, blame shifting, hoovering, trauma, isolation, jealousy, self defense, smear campaigns, suicide threats, self harm, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode mentions suicide threats and self harm. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sylvia & The Journey of Self Discovery - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Financial Abuse

Sylvia's story is one of generational trauma, an abusive relationship, and self-discovery. Our podcast talks to people in all phases of self-discovery, so this episode focuses on Sylvia's moving parts as she discovers new things after the trauma from abuse. Subjects discussed in Sylvia's story: smear campaigns, whirlwinds, sowing the seeds of doubt, survival mode, financial abuse, custody battles, guidance, codependency, mental health, shame, fear, facades, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses a graphic description of physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20231 hour, 33 seconds
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Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Boundaries in Relationships - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Julie Bonn Blank

Brandon talks with Julie Bonn Blank (Certified DV Advocate/ARMS Recovery Ministry Services) about healthy vs. unhealthy boundaries in relationships, personal power, wear down techniques, belief systems, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse, and animal abuse. *** To reach ARMS Recovery Ministry Services, click here. To reach Julie Bonn Blank, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NEW MAJORITY VENTURES. To listen to their new podcast, Porch Talks, click here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bay & The Abusive Serial Cheater - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Codependency

At the beginning of Bay's 27-year relationship, her husband said and did everything right. However, once they married, subtle signs of abuse slowly appeared. And like the frog in a boiling pot of water, Bay was being cooked alive, and she didn't even know it. It's a story of serial infidelity, lies, victim playing, abuse cycles, codependency, smear campaigns, love bombing, triangulation, in-laws, self discovery, gaslighting, blame shifting, crazy making, hoovering, love bombing, financial abuse, sexual coercion, suicidal ideation, threats, ghosting, guilt, fixing, future faking, dissociation, rage, temper tantrums, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion, suicidal ideation, suicide threats, very strong language revolving around gun use and brief mention of physical abuse from a previous relationship. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vivian & The Power Hungry Narcissist (Classic Episode) - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Stalking

In this classic episode of Narcissist Apocalypse, Brandon talks with Vivian about her abusive relationship with a power-hungry narcissist. From grappling with the feelings of shame and guilt that arise to trying to explain to others that don't understand how Vivian – a therapist – couldn't detect what was happening, this is a story that everyone who has gone through narcissistic abuse needs to hear.  It's a story of empathy, victim playing, stalking, and the calm before the storm. Plus they discuss, control, entitlement, court, boundaries, ego, validation, tone, gaslighting, predator vs. prey, future faking, psychological abuse, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jess C. & The Abusive Conman - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Jess thought she was in a relationship with the man of her dreams. However, the loving partner Jess knew began to crumble right in front of her eyes. Everything Jess knew about him was a lie, and that was just the tip of the lie iceberg. It's a story of lies, infidelity, fraud, physical abuse, crazy exes, new friends, death, self esteem, the hope for change, single moms, trauma bonds, love bombing, body awareness, trauma, stonewalling, silent treatments, gaslighting, shame, therapists, redefining yourself, and healing.  *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses graphic descriptions of physical abuse. *** To visit the website of Jess C., click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ollie & The Helpful Narcissistic Mother - Emotional Abuse, Narcissist Abuse

Ollie's mother was known as a neighborhood Mother Teresa. But behind closed doors, Ollie's mother was controlling, verbally abusive, manipulative, and creating an environment of impossible standards.  It's a story of facades, common enemies, hyper vigilance, kernels of truth, sibling relationships, body issues, perfection, expectations, manipulation, emotional abuse, and generational trauma. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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Porsha & The Cerebral Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, CPTSD

Porsha's father was a cerebral narcissist who cared more about work/appearances than anyone or anything. As the youngest of 3 siblings, Porsha grew up as the lost child in her family's abusive dysfunction, enduring physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, enmeshment, and covert incest.  It's a story of the scapegoat, golden child, lost child, addiction, anxiety, CPTSD, neglect, enmeshment, covert incest, physical abuse, emotional abuse, gaslighting, enabling, enmeshment, neglect, people pleasing, self blame, generational trauma, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - This episode discusses covert incest (non-touching child sexual abuse) and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To listen to our Q&A about family enmeshment and covert incest with Dr. Kenneth Adams, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202344 minutes, 23 seconds
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Courtney & Mr. Center of Attention - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Courtney's husband initially gave her a sense of security and presented himself as a family man. However, beneath her husband's doting dad facade, a demanding, selfish, and mean person lurked. Once the doors were closed, all gloves were off, and the world only revolved around him.  It's a story respect, sexual coercion, physical violence/intimidation, escalation points, financial abuse, coercive control, stone walling, gaslighting, circular conversations, cancer, divorce, post separation abuse, manipulation, legal abuse, custody, capitalizing on vulnerabilities, and much more. *** CONTENT WARNING - We discuss sexual coercion and physical violence/intimidation in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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Technology Abuse & Domestic Violence - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the different types of technology misuse in abusive relationships and how you can protect yourself. Plus, they discuss stalking, post-separation abuse, flying monkeys, and smear campaigns. To learn more about technology abuse, visit the Safety Net Project by clicking here. To listen to Meriam's episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/202335 minutes, 59 seconds
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Erika H & The Prison of Coercive Control - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Erika's husband was delightfully charming, quickly sweeping her off her feet. However, within the first three months, Erika realized he was two different people. The first was the person she met, a lovely caring spirit. But the second person was the opposite, calm, calculated, and with a penchant for doing terrible things.  It's a story of financial abuse, coercive control, animal abuse, language, religious beliefs, social abuse, intimidation, stalking, post separation abuse, divorce, custody, dissociation, puzzle pieces, self discovery, sexual coercion, weapons, denial, recognizing abuse, isolation, punishments, single moms, lawyers, being homeless, research, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - There is discussion of sexual coercion, animal abuse, and extreme physical initimidation in this episode. *** You can purchase Erika H's book by clicking here. You can visit her website by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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Recognizing The Tactics of Smear Campaigns - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Kaytee Gillis (LCSW)

Brandon talks with Kaytee Gillis (LCSW) about recognizing smear campaigns, common tactics of smear campaigns, what smear campaigns look like to the outside world, smear campaign rules of engagement, and communication techniques. Kaytee's website can be found by, clicking here. Kaytee's book 'Invisible Bruises' can be purchased by, clicking here. Kaytee's book 'It's Not High Conflict, It's Post Separation Abuse' can be purchased by, clicking here. Kaytee's Instagram can be found by, clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jill & The Enmeshed Patriarchal Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Jill's husband had the reputation of being the sweetest guy in the world. Every one of their mutual colleagues vouched for him. He was good-looking, intelligent, charismatic, and came from a good family. But everything changed once behind closed doors. It's a story of enmeshment, sexual coercion, physically intimidation, gaslighting, addiction, toxic in-laws, protecting children, infidelity, family systems, blame shifting, rage, fear, shame, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Sexual Coercion, Physical Intimidation, & Animal Abuse are discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Short & Long Term Effects of Emotional Abuse - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

Brandon discusses the short and long term effects of emotional abuse. Some of the effects discussed on this episode are shame, self doubt, isolation, low self esteem, confusion, hyper vigilance, compliance, dissociation, chronic stress, apathy, attachment issues, depression, dependence, social anxiety, PTSD, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Suicidal Ideation, Self Harm, & Sexual Coercion are discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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Amelia, Reya, & The Dissertations of Hate - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Child Abuse, CPTSD

Amelia & Reya lived in fear of their parent's constant emotional and verbal abuse. They lived in fear of their mom's suicide threats. They lived in fear of their mom leaving. They lived in fear of the physical abuse. They lived in fear. It's a story of parentification, fear, obligation, guilt, perfection, appearances, mental health issues, protection, generational trauma, CPTSD, victim playing, autonomy, feelings, no contact, self esteem, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, shame, hyper vigilance, nightmares, grief, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses suicidal ideation and graphic description of physical child abuse. Plus, one mention of the words sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Tactics of Financial Abuse & How to Protect Yourself - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A With Erika Hull (Author)

Brandon talks with Erika Hull (Author) about the tactics of financial abuse, how to protect yourself, financial literacy, re-establishing your financial future, and Erika's personal story of financial torment. To buy Erika Hull's and Dr. Cheryl Jackson's book, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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Agarcia & The Three Abusive Relationships - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, Generational Trauma

Agarcia survived her childhood abandonment/abuse by becoming an independent force. However, once Agarcia was a late teen, she started finding herself in multiple abusive relationships that spanned over 20 years, including extreme financial abuse and attempted homicide. It's a story of generational trauma, neglect, abandonment, trust, coping skills, victim playing, stalking, infidelity, deflecting, blame shifting, gaslighting, projection, financial abuse, physical abuse, isolation, homelessness, single moms, intimidation, growth, protection orders, divorce, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and attempted homicide in graphic detail. *** Agarcia's non profit can be reached by clicking here. Agarcia's coaching website can be reached by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 26 seconds
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The 5 Archetypes of People Pleasing & Fawning in Abusive Relationships - Q&A Narcissist Apocalypse

On this episode on Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the 5 archetypes of people pleasing and fawning in abusive relationships. Plus he talks about, 3 origins of people pleasing, codependency, systemic oppression, stigma, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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Danielle & The Abandoning Abusive Addict - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Addiction

Danielle was 32 years old when she met Matt on an online dating site. Matt had chiseled cheekbones and shockingly vulnerable green eyes. He took rare and alarming ownership for his mistakes, which included drug addiction and some resulting misbehavior. Matt was through that now and regretted the past. To Danielle, Matt was the most beautiful human she had ever seen. And that's the exact facade this wolf in sheep's clothing wanted her to see. It's a story of addiction, hindsight, entitlement, envy, gaslighting, minimization, blame shifting, lack of empathy, extreme vanity, manipulation, admiration, self importance, rage, withholding, ruining holidays, deflecting, abandonment, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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Heather & The Manipulative Womanizer - Emotional Abuse, Financial Abuse, Narcissist Abuse

During the global Covid-19 Pandemic, Heather was introduced to a live streaming platform called Ego Live where she found comfort, solace, and a social life outside of herself. It was there where she met Kyrie, a streamer who instantly swept her off of her feet and cured her pandemic blues. He was a dream come true or so Heather thought.  It's a story of love bombing, boundaries, trust, influence, short relationships, infidelity, love addiction, money, red flags, victim playing, and the con. To buy Heather's book 'Love Bombing' - Click here. To visit Heather's Instagram - Click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202344 minutes, 17 seconds
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Allison & The Isolating Financial Abuser - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

To the outside world, Allison had a perfect life. A big house, a husband making multiple six figures, and two healthy children. No one would have guessed the emotional torment going on inside the walls of her beautiful prison.  It’s a story of isolation, financial abuse, control, nitpicking, competency, dependency, fear, the silent treatment, sowing the seeds of doubt, the in-law cult, escape plans, and the healing process. To buy Allison Dagney's book 'When Tears Leave Scars' - Click here. To visit Allison Dagney's website - Click here. To visit Allison Dagney's Instagram - Click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Elizabeth & Rebecca Began To Heal From Narcissist Abuse - Domestic Abuse, Emotional Abuse

In 2019, I received an email from a survivor named Rebecca. She was struggling to make sense of her abusive relationship and wanted to speak with a former guest named Elizabeth. I was hesitant, but I put them in touch with each other. This episode is about the importance of being understood, despair, hope, healing, and the blossoming of a beautiful friendship. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses suicidal ideation. *** To listen to Elizabeth's original episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202351 minutes, 46 seconds
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Julia & The Psychologically Abusive Rambo - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Julia fell for her husband immediately. He was charismatic, a protector, great with children, and had aspirations to be a fireman. Julia's husband checked all of her boxes. He was the man of her dreams. But unfortunately for Julia, her husband slowly morphed from someone she trusted to someone she feared.  It's a story of caretaking, fear , feeling alien, being good enough, rage, double standards, gaslighting, infidelity, being voiceless, self esteem, patriarchal systems, generational trauma, nitpicking, body issues, mixed messages, cognitive dissonance, intimidation, security, safety, child self harm, suicidal ideation, guilt, trauma, feelings, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode has graphic descriptions of child self harm, physical intimidation, and strong language. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Return of Mercedes & The Post Separation Abuse - Narcissist Abuse

Brandon talks with Mercedes (survivor story guest from August 1st, 2022) about the events and realizations that transpired after we recorded her episode. We discuss post separation abuse, shifting abuse, smear campaigns, protecting/empowering your kids, shame, despair, boundaries, support, acceptance, being the villain, and much more. To listen to Mercedes' original episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202349 minutes, 56 seconds
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Amanda Lee & The Abusive Mr. Right - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

When Amanda met her charming and intelligent husband, she felt complete. Amanda was living her childhood dream. But unfortunately for Amanda, she soon encountered her husband's explosive anger. Amanda began to walk on eggshells to survive. And from empty promises to gaslighting, Amanda's husband kept her trapped in the relationship until he tried to take her life. It's a story of physical abuse, sowing the seeds of doubt, threats, isolation, the loss of control, protecting your kids, financial abuse, post separation abuse, legal abuse, protective orders, outcomes, stalking, putdowns, nitpicking, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode uses strong language, discusses physical abuse throughout, and describes the attempt of taking Amanda's life. *** To purchase Amanda's book, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Top 10 Signs a Narcissistic Abuser is Also a Coercive Controller - Q&A Narcissist Apocalypse

Brandon discusses the tools a coercive narcissistic abuser uses to gain power and control over their victims. He digs deep into isolation, monitoring, manipulation tactics, deprivation, freedom, micromanaging, rule setting, financial abuse, regulating sex, fear, threats, intimidation, physical aggression, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses sexual and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202343 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shannon & The Mirroring Covert Abusive Addict - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Trauma

All Shannon ever wanted was the security of a whole intact family, and for three years, Shannon lived that dream. But unfortunately, once Shannon was diagnosed with cancer, her husband's mask slipped, and Shannon's lifelong dream became an absolute nightmare.  It's a story of addiction, mirroring, generational trauma, victim playing, compassion, surviving, shame, cognitive dissonance, gaslighting, being worthy, physical abuse, disassociation, double lives, lies, financial abuse, legal abuse, trust, patterns, being numb, depression, anxiety, healing, fleeing, abuse shelters, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse in graphic detail. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Pathological Lies That Narcissistic Abusers Tell - Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses the 5 different types of lies, compulsive lying versus pathological lying, and the most common lies narcissistic abusers tell. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202340 minutes, 30 seconds
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Uma & Fleeing The Post Separation Abuser (Part 2) - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse PTSD, IPV

Almost two years ago, Uma was a guest on our show after fleeing to another state to escape her abuser. Things began to look for a while. It looked like custody of their child may have been uncontested, but unfortunately, Uma's abusive ex came out of the woodwork with a vengeance. It's a story of custody, fear, toxic parents, single moms, invisible abuse, and the broken system. Plus they discuss, IPV, sexual abuse, sexual assault, smear campaigns, flying monkeys, feelings, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic details of IPV, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, and simulated violence by a child. *** Uma's original episode (3/22/21) can be found by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Early Warning Signs of an Abuser & Is This Abuse? - Q&A

Brandon discusses Lundy Bancroft's early warning signs of an abuser and is the way you’re being treated abuse. Plus he discusses the cycle of abuse, patterns of abuse, gaslighting, triangulation, jealousy, intimidation, control, sexual coercion, hypocrisy, blame shifting, devaluation, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Physical Abuse, Sexual Coercion, & Sexual Assault is mentioned in this episode. *** To buy Lundy Bancroft's book "Why Does He Do That?' Click Here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202246 minutes, 22 seconds
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Elizabeth & The Pain of the Hard Discard - Narcissist Abuse, Financial Abuse, PTSD

Brandon talks with Elizabeth about her abusive relationship with a wolf in sheep's clothing and the devastating effects it had on her psyche. They discuss the difficulty of suffering in silence, shame, validation, financial abuse, PTSD, and the pain of a hard discard. It's a visceral episode. - This is also a classic episode that helped shape our podcast and Brandon discusses the importance of Elizabeth in shaping the shows format. *** Trigger Warning - We discuss suicidal ideation in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Hazards of the Holiday Narcissist Season - Q&A With Jean & Vanessa Guest

Brandon talks with former guests, Jean & Vanessa, about the hazards of the holiday season with narcissistic abusers. We discuss feelings, tactics, boundaries, safety, managing expectations, children, hoovering, families, relationships, loneliness, fear, guilt, obligation, wins, grey rock, support, doubt, ptsd, healing, and much more. To listen to Jean's story, click here. To listen to Vanessa's story, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202249 minutes, 11 seconds
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Caroline H & The Double Life Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse, IPV

It only took six weeks for Caroline's partner to begin his devaluation. As the years went on, the things Caroline's partner claimed to love about her, were the very things he started to use against her. From Caroline's appearance to her laugh to her jobs, Caroline's partner picked fights about everything and then blamed her for getting upset. However, this all came to a head just weeks before Caroline's wedding, when she uncovered a horrifying secret life. It's a story of gaslighting, perfectionism, doubling down, physical abuse, sexual abuse/assault, psychological abuse, infidelity, put downs, blame shifting, healing, crazy making, doubt, fear of failure, shame, embarrassment, isolation, escape plans, support, double lives, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse and graphic descriptions of sexual abuse/assault. *** Here are all the links to reach Caroline H and download everything she mentioned in this episode. For access to Caroline, along with a FREE PDF download of resources and partner programs, contact Caroline at: https://intentionallyfearlessmission.com/carolinemarkelhammond Social Media: LinkedIn: Caroline Markel Hammond LinkedIn Facebook: Caroline Markel Hammond on Facebook      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caroline.markel.hammond/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Caroline_MH4 Facebook: Safe In Harm's Way on Facebook LinkedIn: Safe In Harm's Way on LinkedIn LinkedIn: Epizon Strategy Solutions on LinkedIn Twitter: Safe In Harm's Way on Twitter          Instagram: Safe In Harm's Way on Instagram Spotify: Maya Jane Clark Playlist and Morning Prayer Dance and Listener Supported YouTube: Safe In Harm's Way on YouTube Anchor: Podcast: Safe In Harm's Way on Anchor If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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Factitious Disorder, Kernels of Truth, Narcissist Comorbidity, & Blame - Q&A With Andrea Dunlop (Nobody Should Believe Me Podcast)

Brandon talks with Andrea Dunlop ( Author & Podcast Host) about her podcast 'Nobody Should Believe Me' and her personal experience with Munchausen by Proxy. We discuss the different types of factitious disorder, the comorbidity of narcissism, validating survivors of abuse, kernels of truth, lies, blame, gaslighting, family dynamics, cognitive dissonance, mourning the living, and much more. ***TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic descriptions of child abuse, including the death of a child.*** You can find the Nobody Should Believe Me Podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Tessa & The Survival Mode She Only Knew - Narcissist Abuse, Narcissistic Mother, Generational Trauma

Tessa grew up in a state of fear. She became a voiceless child that walked on eggshells to avoid her mother's abuse. To Tessa, this was normal. She didn't know what abuse was. To her, this is how families worked.  It’s a story of generational trauma, fear, surviving, being good enough, gaslighting, silent treatment, neglect, racism, enemies, control, trust, physical abuse, demands, rage, parental alienation, and healing. **** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses the graphic detail of child physical abuse. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor NOBODY SHOULD BELIEVE ME PODCAST. I loved this podcast. And you can find the podcast website by clicking here or at Apple Podcasts by clicking here. You can reach the host Andrea Dunlop at her website by clicking here or you can reach her on Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Return of Emily & The Fear of Stalking - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma

Brandon talks with Emily (survivor story guest from January 11th, 2021) about stalking fears, trauma, children mimicking narcissistic traits, daydream nightmares, doing the work, and the parts of her story that were left on the cutting room floor. To listen to Emily's original episode, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lucy & The Water Torturing Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Domestic Abuse

Lucy lived in a religious bubble and met her future husband when she was 13. She learned that anything could be worked out with enough prayer, that people could change if you gave them enough time, and that her body was for her husband. It was a recipe for 22 years of emotional abuse until she finally had enough.  It's a story of religious beliefs, neglect, fighting dirty, hoovering, and healing. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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Narcissist Abuse & The Psychology of Slot Machines - Q&A With Brandon Chadwick

Brandon discusses the psychology of slot machines from a narcissist abuse perspective. He breaks down how the psychology of slot machines uses love bombing, future faking, dangling carrots, cognitive dissonance, intermittent reinforcement, push-pull dynamics, and isolation, just like a narcissistic abuser would.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ronda & The Narcissistic Nitpicking Father - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse

All Ronda ever wanted was to feel unconditional love. But unfortunately for Ronda, unconditional love was not being distributed in their dysfunctional household ruled by the abusive, Mr. Right. It’s a story of invalidation, intimidation, identity, self worth, lgbtq+, rage, moving goal posts, control, voicelessness, nitpicking, physical abuse, and trust. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Return of Belle & The Non-Linear Healing Process - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma

Brandon talks with Belle (Returning Survivor Guest) about non-linear healing, being told to get over it, intermittent reinforcement, the addiction lens, trauma, changing responses, creative outlets, and reclaiming the things that made you happy. Belle's survivor story episode is from 8/31/2020 or can be found here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202234 minutes, 49 seconds
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Annie & The Manipulative Deaf Narcissist Redux - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Annie fell head over heels in love with a 'regular' guy. But this man was anything but regular. Very quickly, Annie became subservient to his needs, as her ex-partner masterfully used competition, his hearing impairment, and triangulation as his main tactics to manipulate her. It’s a story of weaponizing disabilities, being chosen, guilt, obligation, sowing the seeds of doubt, minimization, justification, shame, expectations, blame shifting, gaslighting, control, sexual abuse, trauma, dehumanization, and much more. ***Trigger Warning - We mention Sexual Abuse in this episode*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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Authenticity, Generational Trauma, & Healing From Narcissist Abuse - Q&A With Alisa Stamps (LCSW) & Kasey Jarvis (LMFT)

Brandon talks with Alisa Stamps (LCSW) & Kasey Jarvis (LMFT) about authenticity, generational trauma, & healing from narcissist abuse. Plus they discuss, therapy modalities, helping kids be authentic, perfectionism, awareness, challenging core fears, and much more. Alisa Stamps - Website - Instagram Kasey Jarvis - Website - Instagram Podcast - Am I The Crazy One? If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/202239 minutes, 35 seconds
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Buttercup & The Charismatic Soul Selling Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, Emotional Abuse

Buttercup's husband gave her the one thing she always wanted, to feel seen and understood. And once he had Buttercup hooked on his LOVE, her husband began a vicious cycle of infidelity and psychological abuse. It’s a story of codependency, empty apologies, entitlement, gaslighting, physical abuse, hypocrisy, blaming, nitpicking, projection, control, possession, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode has a a graphic description of physical abuse and sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 30 seconds
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The 6 Stages & 4 Styles of Emotional Blackmail - Q&A

Brandon discusses the 6 Stages and 4 Styles of Emotional Blackmail from the book 'Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You' by Susan Forward and Donna Frazier. To purchase a copy of 'Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You' by Susan Forward and Donna Frazier, please click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202235 minutes, 57 seconds
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Harley's Controlling Narcissistic Mother & The Existence of Kate McKinnon - Narcissist Abuse, LGTBQ+, Emotional Abuse

Harley's mom always knew what was best for her. If Harley ever disagreed with her, no matter how respectfully or meekly, her mom would always claim it as a mistreatment of her. For 20+ years, Harley lived in a world of gaslighting, but she didn't even know that gaslighting existed. However, with some help from her godfather, Pink, a stranger named Grace, and the existence of Kate McKinnon, Harley eventually saw through her mother's facade and was finally able to break away. It's a story of enmeshment, invalidation, coming out, self acceptance, the enneagram, and the power of art. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This story briefly mentions physical abuse and a sexual predator. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Processing the Emotions Behind the Idealization, Devaluation, & Discard Phase of Abuse - Q&A With Tracy Malone (Author & International Educator)

Brandon talks with Tracy Malone (Author & International Educator) about her new journal 'My Story of Narcissistic Abuse' and how it helps process the emotions behind the idealization, devaluation, and discard phases of narcissist abuse.  You can purchase My Story of Narcissistic Abuse by clicking here. Tracy Malone's website is https://narcissistabusesupport.com If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dakota & The Addictive Hero Playing Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, PTSD

After years of battling alcohol addiction, Dakota was finally sober. She was living in a women's home, going to meetings, and taking long bus rides to see her beautiful child. Then one day, the abuser who pretended to be her hero, showed up to her meeting, swept her off her feet, and almost took her life.  It's a story of guilt, reverse psychology, minimization, invalidation, isolation, addiction, blame shifting, ptsd, shame, self esteem, sowing the seeds of doubt, coercive control, gaslighting, escape plans, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode has extremely graphic descriptions of physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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The 10 Types of Abusers & Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Q&A

Brandon discusses Lundy Bancroft's 10 types of abusers & the role of narcissistic personality disorder. Plus they discuss, minimization, gaslighting, physical abuse, control, power, triangulation, threats, intimidation, guilt, invalidation, kernels of truth, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss physical abuse and suicide in this episode. *** Lundy Bancroft's book 'Why Does He Do That?' can be purchased by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202253 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rhea & The Betrayal of Her Invalidating Narcissistic Father - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Rhea was raised and betrayed by her narcissistic father. It’s a story of dark family secrets, conditional affection, witnessing abuse, perfectionism, infidelity, and survival mode. Plus they discuss, people pleasing, anxiety, vanity, neglect, child sexual abuse, intimidation, internalized rage, physical abuse, divorce, infidelity, panic attacks, minimization, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Graphic descriptions of physical and child sexual abuse are discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 43 seconds
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Top 5 Signs of Isolation & How Isolation is Used to Abuse You - Q&A With Brandon Chadwick

Brandon discusses the top 5 signs of isolation, how isolation is used to abuse you, common phrases used to isolate you, creating dependency, manipulation tactics, isolation as a form of punishment, identity erosion, and the difficulty in leaving. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202245 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mia & The Triangulating Psychological Abuser - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, CPTSD

Mia met her husband as a teenager. Their relationship was a dream come true. But after the birth of their first child, everything about her husband changed. Mia was relegated to secondary supply and became the scapegoat of the family. Children as 'proxies' began to run rampant behind the scenes, as Mia's abusive husband was sowing the seeds of doubt amongst everyone. And as time went on, the psychological abuse only intensified until Mia's husband lost complete control. It's a story of physical threats, rule following, walking on eggshells, suicide threats, stalking, tracking, legal abuse, financial abuse, people pleasing, harassment, escalation, mocking, escape plans, voyeurism, gaslighting, double lives, divorce, brainwashing, guilt, putdowns, nitpicking, boundaries, shame, smear campaigns, lying, minimization, grief, healing, intimidation, power, control, black and white thinking, manipulation, punishment, triangulation, cptsd, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We do mention physical threats in this episode and a mention of child physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 4 seconds
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Eunice, Love Addiction Recovery, & Toxic Relationships - Q&A

Brandon talks with a recovering love addict named Eunice about love addiction, fantasies, toxic shame, codependency, narcissists, and unhealthy relationships. Plus they also discuss, attachment styles, support, intimacy, and family dynamics. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202255 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lennon & Maybe This Is What Love Is - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Financial Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Lennon met her future husband at a rooftop bar. He was intelligent, driven, strong, and seemingly steady. However, as soon as their relationship became romantic, controlling behavior emerged. And once they were married, the coercive control ramped up, leaving Lennon and her kids in a financially abusive prison.  It's a story of sexual coercion, people pleasing, trust building, guilt trips, nitpicking, put downs, blaming, threats, intimidation, what love isn’t, gaslighting, self gaslighting, escape plans, financial abuse, isolation, trust building, love bombing, micro managing, vulnerability, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic sexual coercion. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Different Types of Verbal & Non-Verbal Invalidation Used by Narcissistic Abusers - Q&A Narcissist Abuse

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses validation, the different types of verbal/non-verbal invalidation used by narcissistic abusers, and the different types of invalidating families. Plus, we discuss the silent treatment, gaslighting, stonewalling, feeling small, dehumanization, love bombing, trust building, and the idealization stage of narcissistic abuse. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dasha, The Emotionally Invalidating Narcissistic Dad, & Aunt Lena - Domestic Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Generational Trauma

Dasha's family was controlled by her emotionally invalidating narcissistic dad. It was the cult of her father. And unfortunately for Dasha, she cracked under the pressure of mixed messages, expectations, and keeping herself small. However, a funny thing happened to Dasha while she battled depression, a light burst through those cracks. And Dasha finally began to take the necessary steps to live a life free from the family and her dad's controlling thumb. Brandon talks to Dasha about her narcissistic father and his emotionally incestuous relationship with her Aunt Lena, her views about his abusive romantic relationships, being abandoned by her mom, smear campaigns, mixed messages, emotional invalidation, the cult of family, gossip as currency, depression, stonewalling, finding autonomy, neglect, generational trauma, scapegoats, golden children, family dynamics, competition, financial abuse, animal abuse, perfectionism, being voiceless, not allowing emotions, anxiety, reactive abuse, nitpicking, rejection, suicidal ideation, rage, the silent treatment, lies, gaslighting, eating disorders, breaking free, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses animal abuse and suicidal ideation. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20222 hours, 28 seconds
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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, 3rd Party Objectivity, & Collaborative Problem Solving With Kids - Q&A With Michael Lander (MSW & Psychotherapist)

Brandon talks with Michael Lander (MSW & Psychotherapist) about his use of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy with families of abuse, 3rd party objectivity, collaborative problem solving with kids, counter parenting, knowing a child's process, manipulation, sharing language, generational trauma, the broken system, and much more. Michael Lander's website can be found by clicking here. To buy the book The Explosive Child, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202244 minutes, 17 seconds
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Caroline & The Sexually Coercive Religious Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, PTSD

Caroline thought she met her Christian Prince Charming, and for 3.5 years, their dating life was near perfect. However, once they were married, Caroline's Christian Prince Charming quickly turned into a sexually coercive boundary pusher who couldn't bare the thought of Caroline loving their child more than him.  It's a story of caretaking, isolation, guilt trips, sexual coercion, self gaslighting, exhaustion, PTSD, gaslighting, minimization, people pleasing, religious beliefs, wearing someone down, coparenting, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion in graphic detail throughout the episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coercive Control, The Psychological Maltreatment of Children, & Protective Parenting - Q&A With Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon talks with Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola (DSW, LCSW, Coercive Control Advocate, Educator, Researcher & Survivor) about coercive control, authoritarian parents, Disney, dad's, the Neurosequential Model, the psychological maltreatment of children, helping children regulate emotions, protective parenting, building ego resiliency, and much more. Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola's website can be found at http://drcocchiola.com/ If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202257 minutes, 13 seconds
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Leighton & The Faux Mormon Predator Dad - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse

From the moment Leighton was born, her dad used her as either a pawn or a prop for his nefarious needs. Leighton's dad was part grifter, part abuser, part predator, and because of that, Leighton lived her life in constant chaos. Leighton lived a lonely life, shuffling around from state to state, being abused, but also having front row seats to the abuse of others. A guilt prop for an endless sea of unwitting Mormon women, and vulnerable women alike. And unfortunately, the confusion of this lifestyle left Leighton with Stockholm Syndrome and the delicate unpacking of her father's dirty laundry. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic depictions of physical abuse, childhood physical abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, and child sexual abuse. *** Also discussed in this episode, abusive relationships, isolation, control, parental alienation, faux Mormonism, coping mechanisms, the healing process, gaslighting, projection, pedophilia, financial abuse, narcissistic abuse, nitpicking, emotional abuse, escape plans, addiction, putdowns, devaluation, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 39 seconds
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The 6 Types of Maternal Narcissists and Common Phrases Narcissistic Mothers Use & Why? - Q&A

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses Dr. Karyl McBride's '6 types of maternal narcissists', the 3 childhood experience types of daughters of narcissistic mothers, and the common phrases narcissistic mothers use and why? This episode touches on power, control, gaslighting, physical abuse, shame, fear, obligation, guilt, dehumanization, minimization, justification, manipulation, people pleasing, vanity, perfectionism, humiliation, empathy, victim playing, addiction, enmeshment, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202241 minutes, 5 seconds
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Olia & The One Person Cult - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, LGBTQ

Olia fell in love with a charismatic individual who transitioned to a woman during their relationship. Knowing the transition for her partner would be very difficult, Olia bent over backward to be emotionally/physically available, but it was never enough. And before she knew it, Olia was under the complete control of her extremely calculated abuser. Her one person cult. Plus Olia discusses, gaslighting, escape plans, gender transitioning, panic attacks, manipulation tactics, fat phobia, body issues, isolation, support systems, trauma bonding, abuse cycles, physical abuse, suicide threats, nightmares, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode describes graphic physical abuse (strangulation) and suicide threats. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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How the Narcissist Uses Two Types of Empathy to Manipulate You - Q&A

On this episode of Narcissist Apocalypse Q&A, Brandon discusses all things empathy. How the narcissist uses cognitive empathy and your own empathy against you. Plus he helps you see under the narcissists cognitive empathy mask during the love bombing stage. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/202244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lemon & The Future Faking Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

Lemon thought she found 'acceptance' when she got into a relationship with the man of her dreams. But unfortunately for Lemon, there was a power imbalance right from the start and Lemon endured 10 years of emotional abuse. It's a story of a future faking, scapegoats, self love, button pushing, self defense, isolation, believing the lies you’re told, coping mechanisms, gaslighting, put downs, moving too fast, mask slipping, physical abuse, suicidal ideation, healing, self worth, faith, blaming, crazy making, desperation, expressing yourself, respect, and and much more. **** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse suicidal ideation. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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Top 20 Relationship Green Flags & Some Red Ones Too - Q&A With Brandon Chadwick

On this episode, Brandon discusses Narcissist Apocalypse's Top 20 Relationship Green Flags List of what to look for in a healthy partner and a little bit of what not to look for too. He discerns Green Flags from Red Flags, especially during the confusing narcissist abuse love bombing stage. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Riley & Triangulating Physical Abuser - Domestic Violence, IPV, Narcissist Abuse

Riley grew up feeling that she was hard to love. Riley's ex made her feel like loving her was easy. He was the perfect predator and Riley was sold. Who wouldn't be in this case? But unfortunately, the physical abuse and rage showed itself early on, and Riley was too trauma bonded to get out. Brandon talks with Riley about her controlling relationship with a triangulating physical abuser. It’s a story of self love deficit, fixing potential, generational trauma, financial abuse, intimate partner violence, and the struggle to leave for good. Plus they discuss, self worth, coercive control, relationship rights, infidelity, hoovering, grief, idealization, devaluation, single moms, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We graphically discuss childhood sexual abuse, childhood physical abuse, sexual coercion, sexual assault, and physical abuse in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Top 25 Basic Relationship Human Rights - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence

Brandon discusses Narcissist Apocalypse's 25 Basic Relationship Human Rights to help empower abuse victims/survivors. A big thank you to Dr, Evan Stark (Coercive Control Expert, Forensic Psychologist, Author) for encouraging Narcissist Apocalypse to grow in a direction that's not just validating the victim/survivor experience, but to create empowerment and movement for them to leave. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202247 minutes, 20 seconds
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July & The Abusive Communication Manipulator - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, Sexual Assault

July thought she met the perfect man, but he turned out to be the perfect wolf in sheep's clothing. By exploiting July's biggest strength, July's ex turned it into her biggest weakness, which almost cost July her life. Brandon talks with July about her controlling relationship with a physical abuser. It’s a story of anxious attachment, communication manipulation, avoiding confrontation, toxic masculinity, sexual coercion, & the support of your friends. Plus they discuss, the silent treatment, stonewalling, gaslighting, guilt, shame, trauma, nightmares, rage, blame shifting, conforming, peacemaking, crazy making, believing the lies you're told, doubt, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses graphic descriptions of sexual coercion and physical violence. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 8 seconds
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Top 10 Ways A Narcissistic Abuser Confuses You Into Believing You're The Narcissist

Brandon discusses the top 10 ways a narcissistic abuser will confuse you into thinking you’re the narcissist. This episode isn't just about the crazy making, but also about discerning the truth from the lies you've been told. The silent treatment vs. taking time to yourself. The hero/saviour conundrum. Everyone loves them, it must be me. Abuse vs. self defense. Snooping. Accusations. Shame. Guilt. Doubt. Gaslighting. And much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202246 minutes, 36 seconds
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Elle & The Paranoid Controlling Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Domestic Violence, IPV

Brandon talks with Elle about her toxic relationship with a paranoid controlling abuser. It’s a story of insecurities, conforming, sexual coercion, responsibility deficit disorder, recognizing patterns, and post separation abuse. Elle fell hard for her partner, quickly became pregnant, and that's when his controlling behavior ramped up for good. Plus they discuss, believing the lies you're told, devaluation, gaslighting, alcoholism, rage, changing manipulation tactics, enabling families, narcissistic mothers, custody, court, hoovering, being a single mom, surviving, people pleasing, walking on eggshells, taking your power back, and much more. Also, we had sound issues for the first 20 minutes, so the sound changes at that mark. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses sexual coercion and physical abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/20222 hours, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Clementine & The Altruistic Narcissist - Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Assault

Brandon talks with Clementine about her abusive relationship with an altruistic narcissist. It’s a story of neurodivergency, sexual assault, infidelity, making yourself small, hoovering, and financial abuse. Clementine was a cancer survivor who fell in love with a cancer organization leader, only to find out that he was nothing like the altruistic person he portrayed in public. Plus they discuss, attachment disorders, depersonalization, compartmentalization, guilt, breadcrumbs, the discard, future faking, trust, withdrawals, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses sexual assault and two suicide attempts. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202251 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nina & Surviving The Status Driven Narcissistic Mother - Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, CPTSD, Trauma, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon talks with Nina about surviving abuse at the hands of her narcissistic mother and new abusive husband. It’s a story of kidnapping, conditional love, sexual abuse, physical abuse, sibling roles, trauma, guilt, shame, and healing. After being kidnapped by her mother, Nina took on the role of the golden child at an early age, as to not be vilified like her older sister. It's a heartbreaking story of children just trying to survive the best way they know how. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical and sexual abuse of a child. It is descriptive and is in more than one part. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To order some of the delicious affirmation chocolate chip cookies from BLOVD that I discussed on this episode with Nina, click here. To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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Callie & The Toxic Friendtor - Narcissist Abuse, Toxic Relationship

Brandon talks with Callie about their toxic friendship with a victim playing narcissist in their PHD program. It’s a story of people pleasing, mirroring, ghosting, bread crumbing, and betrayal. Callie became friends with a mentor in their PHD program, only for the friend to forcefully take over her research project and destroy their dissertation. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mercedes & The Devaluing Angry Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, IPV

Brandon talks with Mercedes about her toxic marriage to a controlling manipulative narcissist. It’s a story of competency, self-worth, financial abuse, stalking, and post-separation abuse. It took Mercedes a while to realize that she was living in a prison and that almost every abuse tactic was being used to control her. From gaslighting to brainwashing, nitpicking, name-calling, projection, accusations, blame-shifting, fear, obligation, minimizing, threats, intimidation, physical abuse, and future faking, it was all used until she left and that’s when the insidious post-separation abuse began. Plus they discuss personality types, slowing down, feeling, healing, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss physical abuse in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 15 seconds
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Top 15 Ways To Discern A Narcissistic Abuse Victim From The Narcissist - Q&A With Vienna Guest

Brandon talks with Vienna Guest about the top 15 ways to discern a narcissistic abuse victim from the narcissist. It can be very confusing for an attorney, judge, mutual friends etc. to know which one of the two people in a couple is the actual abuser, so we created a list for you to look at as a whole, or as a pattern. This list can also help you when entering a new relationship, by listening to the language that's being used as well. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202247 minutes, 32 seconds
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(Part 2) Laverne & Shirley & The Shapeshifting Narcissist - Emotional Abuse, Financial Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse

Brandon interviews two victims of one abuser, Laverne & Shirley. In part two, Shirley discusses her toxic relationship with a charismatic con man. It’s a story of facades, fear, disguising infidelity, personal terrorism, and shame. Shirley was being used until she couldn't be used anymore. Her story is heartbreaking, yet fascinating. Plus, we hear Laverne's perspective and feelings throughout the whole episode. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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(Part 1) Laverne & Shirley - Two Victims of One Abuser

Brandon interviews two victims of one abuser, Laverne & Shirley. In part one, Laverne discusses her marriage to a conflict-creating narcissist. It’s a story of lies, cognitive dissonance, infidelity, financial abuse, post-separation abuse, and parental alienation. Plus, we hear Shirley's perspective as the new girlfriend and part-time care giver to Laverne's children.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20222 hours, 10 seconds
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The Curious Court Case of Domestic Violence Victim Blaming - Q&A With Paige Fox (Lawyer & Advocate)

Brandon talks with Paige Fox (Lawyer & Advocate) about her first domestic violence pro bono case, the broken court system, victim blaming, and how to advocate for friends.  Plus they discuss, growing up in domestic violence, stalking, harassment, burner phones, coparenting, trauma, physical abuse, sexual assault, animal abuse, enabling families, guilt, flying monkeys, validation, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses physical abuse, sexual assault, and animal abuse. *** *** Correction - The perpetrator was convicted in December 2020. If you are in Illinois and have questions or need help from Paige Fox, she can be reached at [email protected] Leave your contact info, location, and safe times to contact you. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 55 seconds
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Beatrix & The Trust Bombing Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Beatrix about her toxic relationship with a trust bombing abuser. It's a story of arrested development, abuse tactics, escape plans, & post-separation abuse. Beatrix was a single mom who was tired of struggling when she thought she met the man of her dreams. Beatrix's ex was former military. He was someone who seemed responsible. Someone that looked the part of a good partner and stepdad, but that was all a facade. . Come listen to Beatrix's story where they also discuss, generational trauma, walking on eggshells, gaslighting, intimidation, threats, sleep abuse, enabling in-laws, perjury, court and custody mistakes, knowing the psychology of the abuser, childhood abuse and neglect, addiction, and much more. **** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss childhood sexual trauma (Beatrix's parents had sex in nearby areas without caring what she was exposed too) and adult sexual assault of a male. **** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 25 seconds
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Self-Love Deficit Disorder, The Narcissistic Personality, & Recovery - Q&A With Ross Rosenberg (Author of The Human Magnet Syndrome)

Brandon talks with Ross Rosenberg (Psychotherapist & Author) about the human magnet syndrome, self-love deficit disorder, trauma, addiction, narcissism, and his life. They also dive into Brandon's codependency aka self-love deficit, only to uncover his issues revolving around security, love, and loneliness. Ross Rosenberg's website can be found here. Ross Rosenberg's Youtube Video 'When You Unmask a Covert Narcissist, RUN, But Quietly!' can be found here. Ross Rosenberg's Youtube Channel can be found here. Ross Rosenberg's Instagram can be found here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20221 hour, 51 seconds
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Special Episode - Addiction, Recovery, Narcissism, & Grief - Q&A With Dave 'Dopey' Manheim

Brandon talks with Dave Manheim from the Dopey Podcast about addiction, recovery, narcissism, grief, and being a huge inspiration for our podcast. The Dopey Podcast was comforting when I really needed some comfort. There was a sense of community. It gave me strength. It helped me feel less crazy and I laughed. This episode is really just me appreciating Dopey and having a pretty normal conversation with some laughs. If it's not for you, please don't give us a bad review, just skip to the next episode. *** TRIGGER WARNING - There is more swearing in this episode than usual. *** To listen to the Dopey Podcast, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Henrietta & The Cult of Family - Narcissist Mother, Emotional Abuse, Generational Trauma

Brandon talks with Henrietta about her manipulative narcissistic mother. Imagine having cancer as a young child and having the Make A Wish Foundation grant your dream of seeing the Backstreet Boys, only for your mother to convince you to take a trip to Vietnam instead because that's what she wanted to do. Well, that's Henrietta's mother for you. It’s a story of generational trauma, scapegoats, parental alienation, & the cult of family. Plus they discuss, perfectionism, no contact, child sexual abuse, the bee hive mentality, sibling rivalry, the golden child, authenticity, autonomy, secret motivations, arranged marriage, expectations, hypocrisy, control, respect, guilt, gossip, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode discusses child sex abuse by another child. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why Do Survivors Become Addicted To Their Abusers? - Q&A With Francesca Guest - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon discusses the question 'Why do survivors become addicted to their abusers? Plus, we catch up with Francesca (former survivor story guest) about the harassment and stalking she endured after her relationship ended. Plus they discuss, love bombing, the enneagram, trust building, restraining orders, healing, growth, Ross Rosenberg, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] A link to Francesca's original episode from 10/19/2020 can be found here. Ross Rosenberg's Website can be found here. To take a free Enneagram Test, click here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Jean & The Psychologically Abusive Covert Narcissist - Emotional Abuse, Domestic Violence, PTSD

Brandon talks with Jean about her marriage to a psychologically abusive covert narcissist. It’s a story of Jekyll & Hyde, underlying motivations, sowing the seeds of doubt, divorce, and using children as pawns. If you are dealing with divorce, you need to listen to this episode as Jean has a plethora of good tips and advice. Plus Jean and Brandon talk about, gaslighting, smear campaigns, trauma, OCD, subtle abuse, postpartum depression, health issues, hospice, hair loss, rage, uneven playing fields, future faking, cognitive dissonance, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - There is a brief discussion of a sexual abuse/control incident just after Jean gets married while they are in Las Vegas. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 9 seconds
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Larisa & The Entitled Abusive Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Larisa about her toxic relationship with an entitled narcissistic abuser. It’s a story of addiction, isolation, intimidation, sexual coercion, and self defense. Plus they discuss, child sexual abuse, control, gaslighting, smear campaigns, projection, insecurities, loneliness, love bombing, jealousy, low self esteem, zero accountability, rage, generational trauma, and more. BONUS - Follow up with Quinn (former guest) at the end of the episode. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode briefly mentions child sexual abuse, sexual coercion, physical abuse and intimidation. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Quinn's episode can be found here. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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Highly Sensitive People & Narcissist Abuse - Q&A With Dr. Amelia Kelley

Did you know that 15% - 20% of society are highly sensitive people? Brandon talks with Dr. Amelia Kelley about highly sensitive people, their susceptibility to domestic & narcissistic abusers, and why narcissists love their traits. Dr. Kelley's website is https://www.ameliakelley.com/ Dr. Kelley's Instagram can be found here. To take the highly sensitive person test, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202249 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ethan & The Ruse of the Emotional Vampire - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Infidelity

Brandon talks with Ethan about his toxic relationship with an emotional vampire. It’s a story of isolation, the fog, triangulation, infidelity, and invisible illnesses. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, walking on eggshells, rage, being overwhelmed, trust building, temper tantrums, platonic polyamory, bullying disguised as social justice, blame shifting, lying, no empathy, and much more. This episode was recorded in 2019 and was unedited in our bonus episodes until now. Stay tuned to the end as Brandon reflects on this episode and how the show has changed over time. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Psychology Behind Stalking, Domestic Violence, & The Stages of an Obsessive Ex - Q&A With Dr. Joni Johnston (Forensic Psychologist)

Brandon talks with Dr. Joni Johnston (Forensic Psychologist) about the psychology of stalking, domestic violence, & the stages of an obsessive ex. Plus they discuss, the common behaviors of a stalker, the different types of stalkers, cyber stalking, how to protect yourself from stalkers, and much more. Dr. Joni Johnston's website. Dr. Joni Johnston's Podcast - Unmasking a Murderer - Youtube. Dr. Joni Johnston's Psychology Today Articles. The Strictly Stalking Podcast If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ruby Sue & The Level-3 Escalating Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Ruby Sue about her marriage to an escalating abuser. Ruby Sue's abuser changed at every escalating level, and at level-3, he became downright scary. It's a story of infidelity, zero accountability, stalking, and the loss of control. Plus they discuss, stepping into the role of being a strong woman, sexual coercion, trauma, denial, gaslighting, jealousy, rage, control, paranoia, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Sexual Coercion is discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 2 seconds
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Benji & The Physical Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV

Brandon talks with Benji about his toxic relationship with his physically abusive wife. It’s a story of jealousy, false arrest, documentation, and self doubt.  Plus they discuss, mental illness, narcissistic mother's, control, it's always something, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - There is graphic discussion of physical abuse in this episode." If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202254 minutes, 59 seconds
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Marie & The Deceptive Self Serving Narcissist - Domestic Violence, Narcissistic Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Marie about her toxic relationship with a deceptive self serving narcissist. It’s a story of being seen, motivations, being a placeholder, lies, and confusing clarifications. Plus they discuss, Marie's 18 year marriage (involved physical abuse) with an overt narcissist, stonewalling, double lives, triangulation, the authentic self, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - Marie briefly mentions physical abuse when discussing her first marriage. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 53 seconds
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Did Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Mutually Abuse Each Other? The Myth of Mutual Abuse - How Abusers Avoid Accountability By Blaming Others - Q&A With Vienna Guest

Brandon talks with Vienna Guest about the myth of mutual abuse created by the Amber Heard & Johnny Depp trial and how abusers avoid accountability by blaming others. Plus they discuss, how to communicate to the police that you're not the primary aggressor. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202252 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tatum & The Bullying Church Narcissist - Narcissistic Abuse, Spiritual Abuse

Brandon talks with Tatum about her family's experience with a bullying narcissistic church elder. It’s a story of extreme love bombing, gossip as a form of concern, the fog, minimization, and smear campaigns. This may be a friend or faith-based story, but it has all the characteristics of an emotionally abusive romantic relationship. They also discuss, future faking, Christian abuse, generosity as a form of control, vulnerability, gaslighting, justification, gut feelings, therapy, support systems, hypocrisy, belittling, submission, projection, flyings monkeys, fear, obligation, guilt, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 16 seconds
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Coercive Control, Women's Rights, Invisible Threats, & The Law - Conversation With Evan Stark (Forensic Social Worker & Author)

Brandon talks with Evan Stark (Forensic Social Worker & Author) about coercive control, domestic violence, women's rights, invisible threats, child abuse, and the law. Evan Stark has impacted your life or the life of someone you know, you just don't know it. Come listen to him talk. You'll be a better person for it. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss physical violence, murder, and sexual assault throughout this episode. Sometimes there are graphic descriptions. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202255 minutes, 30 seconds
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Canva & The Smear Campaigning Abuser - Domestic Violence, Defensive Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Canva about her toxic relationship with a smear campaigning abuser. It’s a story of defensive abuse, gaslighting, recording conversations, and taking zero responsibility. Plus they discuss, minimization, infidelity, physical abuse, blame shifting, rage, stealing, victim playing, restraining orders, custody, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Physical abuse is discussed in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Causes, Signs, & Cycles of Love Addiction - Q&A With Jodi White (Psychotherapist & Love Addiction Specialist)

Brandon talks with Jodi White (Psychotherapist & Love Addiction Specialist) about the causes, signs, and cycles of love addiction. Plus they discuss, boundaries, love avoidance, codependency, romantic comedies, fairy tales, and much more. Jodi White's website can be found by clicking here. Jodi White's podcast 'Journals of a Love Addict' can be found by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202252 minutes, 1 second
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Storm & The Alternate Narcissist Reality - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Storm about the distorted reality of her narcissistic mother. It’s a story of doubt sowing, identity issues, being used, and realizing you’re in the twilight zone. When Storm finally sees her mom for who she truly is, it becomes a fascinating look at her psychology in one fell swoop. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, justification, minimization, rationalization, kernels of truth, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We do discuss a suicide attempt in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Listen to the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial & the Myth of Mutual Abuse - Q&A With Ruth M. Glenn (NCADV President/CEO)

Brandon talks with Ruth M. Glenn of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence about how we should listen to the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial and the myth of mutual abuse. Plus we discuss survivors invalidating other survivors, advocacy, NCADV initiatives, and much more. The website for NCADV can be found by clicking here. To learn more about Ruth's Story, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kevin & The Deceitful Long Distance Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Infidelity

Brandon talks with Kevin about his long distance relationship with a deceitful abuser. It’s a story of future faking, emotional manipulation, walking on eggshells, isolation, and infidelity. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, suicide threats, rage, blame shifting, control, nitpicking, withholding, stonewalling, feeling seen, lies, victim playing, support systems, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20222 hours, 57 seconds
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The Manipulation Tactics of a Controlling Abuser - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks about the manipulation tactics an abuser uses to gain control, isolate you, and erode your sense of self. Plus they discuss, triangulation, threats, physical abuse, intimidation, flying monkeys, fear, obligation, guilt, the divide & conquer technique, arguments, word salad, sleep deprivation, minimization, justification, reasoning, gaslighting, accusations, cheating, projection, blame shifting, beliefs, nitpicking, stonewalling, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202254 minutes, 56 seconds
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Nancy & The Controlling Physical Abuser - Domestic Violence, IPV, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse

Brandon talks with Nancy about her marriage with a controlling physical abuser. It's a story of gaslighting, defensive abuse, addiction, and smear campaigns. Plus they discuss, sexual abuse, withholding, infidelity, neglect, blaming, guilt, trauma, crazy making, health issues, invalidating police officers, isolation, rage, manipulation, post separation abuse, coercive control, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode contains graphic descriptions of physical and sexual abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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Attachment Styles, Trauma Bonding, & Narcissist Abuse - Q&A With Taly Kadoch (LPC)

Brandon talks with Taly Kadoch (LPC) about attachment styles, trauma bonding, love, addiction, and abuse. Plus they discuss healing the the trauma bond and letting go. Book a session with Taly by clicking here. Taly's email is [email protected] If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Shuri & The Bullying Mother - Physical Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Trauma Eating, Emotional Abuse, BIPOC

Brandon talks with Shuri about the bullying she endured at the hands of her mother. It's a story of physical abuse, emotional eating, medical neglect, and wanting the mother you never had. Plus they discuss, enmeshment, financial abuse, the church community, conditional love, the trauma obesity connection, trauma cycles, cptsd, and much more. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 25 seconds
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Real Love vs. Fake Love, Infidelity & Narcissistic Abuse - Q&A With Brandee Smith (LPC)

Brandon talks with Brandee Smith (LPC) about recognizing real love vs. fake love, infidelity, love bombing, boundaries, trusting your gut, & narcissistic abuse.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] You can reach Brandee Smith by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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Brooke & The Abusive Peter Pan - Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, IPV, Narcissist Traits, Generational Trauma

Brandon talks with Brooke about her 10-year toxic relationship with an abusive Peter Pan and the generational trauma they endured in their childhoods. It's a story of survival, triangulation, stonewalling, physical abuse, & determination. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, nitpicking, depression, physical health issues, narcissistic behavior, push and pulls, street mentality, maturation, being a single mom, integrity, mixed messages, child abuse, identity issues, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Graphic descriptions of physical abuse are mentioned in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Personality Types That Attract a Narcissist & Is a Narcissist Capable of Love? - Q&A With Darlene Lancer

Brandon talks with Darlene Lancer (LMFT) about the personality types that attract a narcissist & if a narcissist is capable of love. Plus they discuss codependency, narcissistic personality disorder, NPD, narcissist types, getting your needs met, regaining your sense of self after abuse, and much more. *** Please excuse the chimes in the background. It wasn't picked up until much later.*** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] You can find Darlene Lancer at her website https://whatiscodependency.com/ or at https://darlenelancer.com/ and you can email her at [email protected] for her narcissist checklist. Here is a link to all the blogs mentioned on the show https://whatiscodependency.com/blog/ A link to Darlene's new book Dating, Loving, & Leaving A Narcissist Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chloe & The Narcissistic Rageful Mother - Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse.

Brandon talks with Chloe about being raised by a narcissistic mother who saw Chloe as an extension of herself. It’s a story of rage, being good enough, interfering in relationships, fear, obligation, and guilt. Plus they discuss, physical abuse, manipulation, triangulation, smear campaigns, perfectionism, the fear of failure, nitpicking, backhanded compliments, vanity, keeping up appearances, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We do discuss physical abuse of a minor in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor CREDIT KARMA. Check your credit score on Credit Karma for free! Plus Credit Karma can find you loan offers at creditkarma.com/loanoffers and that's 100% free too! Head on over to creditkarma.com/loanoffers and find personalized loan offers that fit you today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 11 seconds
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Abuse Trauma Responses & Health Issues - Q&A With Christine Patterson (LNP)

Brandon talks with Christine Patterson (Licensed Nurse Practitioner) about abuse trauma responses, abuse related health issues, and recovery in mind, body, & spirit. Plus they discuss, stress, long term health effects, hormones, survival mode, and much more. Christine's website can be found by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202252 minutes, 33 seconds
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Tallulah & The Adventuring Narcissistic Skipper - Domestic Violence, IPV, Emotional Abuse, Narcissist Abuse, Infidelity

Brandon talks with Tallulah about her six-year abusive relationship with a narcissistic sailor. It’s a story of adventure bribes, the fear of failure, the silent treatment, infidelity, and the loss of identity. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, physical abuse, long distance relationships, isolation, the Disneyfication of love, boundaries, competition, lies, manipulation, animal abuse, emotional abuse, the healing process, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode has graphic descriptions of physical abuse and animal abuse. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 58 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Irrational Beliefs We Learn From Narcissistic Parents & How We Hold Onto Them Subconsciously - Q&A With Debbie Tudor LPC

Brandon talks with Debbie Tudor (LPC SUPERVISOR) about the irrational beliefs we learn from narcissistic parents and how we hold onto them subconsciously. Plus they discuss, scapegoats, golden children, and take audience questions. *** There were sound issues with this recording *** Debbie Tudor's Website Can be found at https://rockwall-counseling.com Debbie Tudor's Email Address is [email protected] You can buy Debbie's healing workbook 'It's Not You, It's Them: 30 Days of Hope and Help for the Adult Child of a Narcissistic Parent' at Amazon by clicking here.  If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202250 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gazelle & The Entitled Stunted Narcissist - Emotional Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Depression

Brandon talks with Gazelle about her six year relationship with an entitled emotionally stunted narcissist. It’s a story of caretaking, trauma responses, facades, narcissistic injury, depression, and creating the space to heal. Plus they discuss, emotional abuse, physical abuse, victim playing, rage, belief systems, fear of failure, stress, suicidal ideation, erosion of self, walking on eggshells, hypocrisy, control, community, shame, guilt, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We mention physical abuse and suicidal ideation in this episode. *** If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 34 seconds
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Narcissistic Mothers, Abandonment, & Forgiveness - Q&A With Diane Danvers Simmons

Brandon talks with Diane Danvers Simmons about her memoir 'My Mother Next Door' and the difficulty of working through abandonment issues, forgiveness, and reframing her experience. At the age of 16, Diane's mother moved into the house next door with three college-aged roommates and Diane was forced to navigate her life from there. Diane's story is painful, but it's also one of empowerment, as she shares with us her indomitable human spirit. To visit the 'Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered Podcast' website click here. To buy Diane's book 'My Mother Next Door' click here. To visit the Instagram of the 'Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered Podcast' click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Janet, The Abusive Family, & The Predator - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon talks with Janet about growing up in an abusive household, which eventually led her into the hands of a predator. It’s a story of trauma, addiction, grooming, physical & sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, identity, manipulation, gaslighting, sexual assault, IPV, emotional abuse, infidelity, healing, hope, and surviving it all. Plus we get an update on Malory's Story, from February 1st 2021. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode is not an easy listen and is very triggering. We discuss and describe childhood physical/sexual abuse, two suicides, physical/sexual assault as an adult, and animal abuse. *** *We put our ads earlier and later than normal in this episode because we didn't feel like there was a respectful spot to place our ad markers. Specifically, we hope you don't get annoyed with how quick the first ad is played. To listen to Malory's story, click here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trusting Yourself & Others After an Abusive Relationship - Q&A With Avery Neal (LPC)

Brandon talks with Avery Neal (LPC) about trusting yourself & others after an abusive relationship and what healthy relationships look like. Plus they discuss, the life skills needed before entering a relationship, anger, being alone, listening, being able to apologize, taking responsibility, saying no, stress, money management, boundaries, balance, empathy, being seen, respect, real intimacy, patterns of behavior, and much more. You can reach Avery Neal at her website by clicking here and you can view her Instagram by clicking here. If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at [email protected] Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202257 minutes, 49 seconds
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Daphne & The Scapegoat Abuser - Domestic Violence, IPV, Emotional Abuse, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon talks with Daphne about her toxic relationship with a victim playing abuser. It’s a story of scapegoats, generational trauma, preying on guilt, and postpartum depression. Plus they discuss, infidelity, lying, physical abuse, financial abuse, stalking, narcissistic mothers, custody, stonewalling, disappearing acts, lack of responsibility, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode has a graphic description of physical abuse. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Thank you to our sponsor BLOVD. If you want delicious healthy cookies with a daily affirmation hidden inside, go to BLOVD.CA If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Characteristics of a Controlling Personality & Types of Controlling Behavior - Q&A With Rayna Guest

Brandon talks with Rayna Guest about the characteristics of a controlling personality, the signs of a possessive partner, and types of controlling behavior. Rayna also updates us on her life since her appearance on the survivor story podcast and tells a story about running into her abusive ex. You can listen to Rayna's story by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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Faith & The Charismatic Controlling Abuser - Narcissist Abuse, Domestic Violence, IPV, Emotional Abuse.

Brandon talks with Faith about her toxic relationship with a charismatic controlling abuser. It's a story of self-worth, emotional manipulation, hidden recorders, tracking devices, and figuring out 'why we stay.'  Plus they discuss, financial abuse, manipulation tactics, codependency, love bombing, gaslighting, restraining orders, healing relationships with your children, guilt, shame, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - This episode does discuss and describe physical abuse. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 36 seconds
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Setting Boundaries in Healthy & Toxic Relationships - Q&A With Elizabeth Barre

Brandon talks with Elizabeth Barre (Body Oriented & Somatic Coach) about setting boundaries for healthy and toxic relationships, including the relationship with ourselves. Plus they discuss, codependency, self-love, self-care, narcissist abuse, coercive control, and much more. You can reach Elizabeth Barre at her website by clicking here or through her Instagram by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jemma & The Abuse From Crazy Betty - Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Narcissist Mother.

Brandon talks with Jemma about her scheming narcissistic mother. It’s a story of generational trauma, sexual abuse, running away, manipulation, obligation, and rising above it all. Plus they discuss, guilt, temper tantrums, selfishness, physical abuse, emotional abuse, codependency, bonding, opposites, grooming, playing the victim, fraud, trust, love, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - We discuss physical and sexual abuse of a child in this episode. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kim Kardashian & the Post Separation Abuse Tactics of Kanye West - Q&A With Kaitlyn Jorgensen of Custody Peace

Brandon & Kaitlyn Jorgensen (Custody Peace) break down the post-separation abuse tactics of Kanye West, as he attempts to instill fear into the life of Kim Kardashian and sway public opinion to his side. We hope our discussion validates your post-relationship abuse experience. You are not alone. The website of Custody Peace can be found at https://www.custody-peace.org/ The Instagram of Custody Peace can be found by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
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River & The Disabled Abusive Drummer - Emotional Abuse, Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse

Brandon talks with River about her toxic relationship with a disabled, charismatic, and manipulative abuser. It’s a story of caretaking, jealousy, guilt, paranoia, and restraining orders. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, love bombing, mental health, isolation, codependency, financial abuse, drumming, control, walking on eggshells, victim playing, toxic family members, and much more. *** We used two different devices due to a power issue. The sounds are completely different toward the end of the episode. *** Trigger Warning - This episode mentions that River's partner came from an abusive household of every kind. There is no graphic description. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Disneyfication of Love & The Tinder Swindler - Q&A With Melissa Guest

Brandon talks with Melissa Guest about the Disneyfication of love in the Netflix documentary 'The Tinder Swindler.' Plus they give thanks and celebrate the three-year anniversary of Narcissist Apocalypse. *** We want to thank every guest, every listener, every member of our support group, and every single person who has helped us out along the way. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kendall Ann, The Validating Neurologist, & A Dog Named Ozzy - Domestic Violence, Narcissist Abuse, IPV, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse.

Brandon talks with Kendall Ann about her physically abusive relationship with a psychologically manipulative partner. It's a story of sexual coercion, isolation, family, gaslighting, a very observant neurologist, and a dog who saved Kendall's life. Plus they discuss, the support of friends, help from strangers, the healing process, Whitney Houston, love bombing, journaling, and much more. *** TRIGGER WARNING - This episode mentions sexual abuse and has graphic depictions of physical violence that involves strangulation. *** You can purchase Kendall Ann's Book by clicking here. Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sibling Abuse, Trauma, Forgiveness, & The Grieving Process - Q&A With Amy B. Chesler (Author & Podcaster)

Brandon talks with Amy B. Chesler (Author & Podcaster) about trauma, forgiveness, and the grieving process due to the sibling abuse she endured and the tragic murder of her mother. Plus they discuss, enmeshment, divorce, legal abuse, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - This episode briefly mentions sexual abuse and the murder of Amy's mom. There is no graphic description. It's just mentioned. *** You can purchase Amy's book 'Working For Justice' by clicking here.  Amy's podcast 'Good Grief With Alli & Amy' can be found by clicking here. Good Grief Podcast Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/good_grief_community/?hl=en You can email Amy at [email protected] Amy's Twitter is https://twitter.com/amybchesler?s=20&t=C0jCnc5yVASRZuiEN1KAHw Amy's Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/amybchesler/?hl=en Amy's Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/AmyBChesler Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202259 minutes, 12 seconds
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Poncho & The Physically Abusive Spendthrift - Domestic Violence, IPV, Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Child Sex Abuse

Brandon talks with Poncho about her physically abusive relationship with an impulsive spendthrift. It's a story of child sex abuse, caretaking, thinking you're the problem, and infidelity. Plus they discuss, ex wives, rage, gaslighting, death, trauma bonding, narcissistic mothers, neglect, healing, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - This episode discusses graphic discussion of child sex abuse and intimate partner violence. The child sex abuse is mentioned when Poncho is describing her upbringing in the first 12 minutes of the show.*** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Divorce, Coparenting, & Narcissistic Abuse - Q&A With Shirin Peykar (LMFT)

On this episode from our archives, Brandon talks with Shirin Peykar (LMFT & Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach) about divorce, coparenting, and toxic narcissist abuse. Plus they answer lots of questions sent in by the audience. It's a very informative episode. Shirin Peykar can be reached at https://www.talkwithshirin.com/ Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Roxy Goes No Contact With Marialand - Narcissist Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, PTSD

Brandon talks with Roxy about growing up with a narcissistic mother who was a pathological liar. It's a story of caretaking, trauma, questioning reality, only child guilt, and letting go. Plus they discuss, validation, addiction, death, neglect, rage, the healing process, infidelity, security, fears, theft, fraud, jail, and much more. This episode may be a family story, but even if you're in a relationship, you'll feel what Roxy has to say. She's infectious in a good way. *** Trigger Warning - This episode mentions physical abuse and a situation where Roxy's mom tries to get her to marry a man she's having an affair with. *** Thank you to our sponsor BOMBAS. Go to Bombas.com/nap and get 20% off your purchase of socks, underwear, and t-shirts. Bombas donates an item to a homeless shelter for every item purchased. They are a wonderful company. We love Bombas. Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor Tru Niagen. Tru Niagen is a supplement that’s clinically proven to boost N-A-D levels, an essential coenzyme required for cellular energy and repair. Add more vitality to your life today, with Tru Niagen. Right now, new customers can save 10% on their first purchase by going to https://TruNiagen.com/nap and use code nap. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/ Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 12 seconds
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Transpersonal Psychology & Spiritual Abuse - Q&A with Elizabeth Barre (Relationship & Narcissist Abuse Recovery Coach)

On this episode from our archives, Brandon talks with Elizabeth Barre (Relationship & Narcissist Abuse Recovery Coach) about transpersonal psychology, using spirituality in the healing process, and spiritual abuse. Elizabeth Barre can be reached at https://relational-somatics.com/ Thank you to our sponsor HELLOFRESH. Go to HelloFresh.com/nap16 and use code nap16 for up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Enjoy America’s #1 Meal Kit today! Thank you to our sponsor Tru Niagen. Tru Niagen is a supplement that’s clinically proven to boost N-A-D levels, an essential coenzyme required for cellular energy and repair. Add more vitality to your life today, with Tru Niagen. Right now, new customers can save 10% on their first purchase by going to https://TruNiagen.com/nap and use code nap. If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you're experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.  J