Cognitive Dissonance and How It Helps The Victim Of Abuse Stay

Wikipedia describes cognitive dissonance like this: Cognitive dissonance In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort(psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The occurrence of cognitive dissonance is a consequence of a person's performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted …

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Another Woman Dies – True Story

My mom was telling me about an accident that happened on Hwy #3 near Hope, BC. Apparently a car had been driving eratically and speeding then crashed into a highways maintenance truck. The car literally broke into hundreds of pieces upon impact. The first people on the scene was a truck load of fire fighters …

The Narcissist and Addiction

I had a question on the 3 Phases of a Relationship with a Narcissist post asking if narcissists are known to have addiction issues, the person said their partner is an alcoholic and sex addict. Almost all narcissists have an addiction of some sort and sex is the most common. Why? There are several reasons. 1.  Narcissists …

Rewiring Your Brain For The Holidays

(It has taken me a week to write this post, I started before Thanksgiving but I have been going through a depression lately due to my health and being denied disability yet again. I simply have not been functioning, the house didn't get cleaned, I didn't answer the phone, I withdrew. I am ok, just …

When I Knew He Had Lost His Control Over Me

I think all victims of narcissistic abuse feel the same way I did; that no matter how hard they tried no one really believed them. The narcissist was telling outrageous lies about the victim and people, family and friends lapped it up; but when the victim tried to tell their side no one would listen. …

Advice If You Are With A Narcissist But Don’t Want To Leave

I got a comment on the "30 Red Flags" post the other day and thought it was a topic worth talking about again. I mean really, there must be some other advice when you discover you are with a narcissist, other than "RUN". I remember how frustrated I'd become when searching for answers years ago; every …