by Tina Swithin It’s been over four months since we’ve seen Seth yet he continues to call every Wednesday night. He often says things like, “I’m at Barnes and Noble and I’m going to buy you some books.” or, “I really miss you- I wish there was a way that I could see you.” or… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: The Phone Calls
by Mr. OMB (Tina’s Husband) Who Who, Who Who I used to like the Who’s live version of the song with the dark and mysterious lyrics. I listened to the part with the expletive over and over again with the volume pegged just to annoy anyone who wasn’t an angst filled teenage boy. That was… Read More Mr. OMB: Who Are You?
Cleo and Leonard. Seth’s parents. I could write an entire book on these people however, they aren’t worth my time or mental energy. Prior to Cleo leaving the country (she works overseas and is home for the summer and holiday season), she had promised to mail the girls a few belongings that were left behind.… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: Seth’s Parents
Note from Tina: I am often asked, “How on Earth did you ever start dating again after your experience?” When I met Glenn, my husband and true knight in shining armor, I wasn’t looking for a relationship. My divorce with Seth had not yet hit the battlefield and I had no idea how bad things… Read More A Word from Mr. One Mom’s Battle
Why can’t you both just get along for the sake of the children?Those words are like nails on a chalkboard to anyone who has been through a divorce with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). While divorce can bring out the worst in a healthy person, a divorce involving someone with NPD is… Read More Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Family Court System
by Tina Swithin I have heard the same phrase repeated year after year, “You can’t make this stuff up- it could be a Lifetime movie!” Yes. It could be a movie. About two weeks ago, I received an email from a woman in Southern California who heard my battle cry. She has the same battle… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: Your Life Should be a Lifetime Movie…
by Tina Swithin I wasn’t home for Seth’s weekly phone call last night. This morning at breakfast, Piper (age 8) brought up the phone call and was very annoyed with Seth. This was the jist of it: Seth: Did you do anything exciting this week? Piper: Yes- today I had my 2nd guitar lesson and… Read More Accepting the Narcissist and Choosing Your Battles
by Tina Swithin I have to admit that it is really nice to NOT have anything to write about lately. We’ve enjoyed just over 2 months of peace. I have been busy doing phone screenings for The Lemonade Club and I am blown away by the stories that I am hearing. Once again, I am… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: Tina’s Updates
We started a Facebook thread yesterday on “positive stories” and I wanted to re-post something that Rebecca said because I think it is so important. “It is all about attitude and perspective. Some people choose to focus on negativity (how awful it was to be married to a NNN or to have children with an… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: It’s a Matter of Perspective
by Tina Swithin To say that I’ve been soul-searching is a vast understatement. I walked out of court on July 10th in a complete daze. It took me a good week to even cry and when that happened, it was in the middle of a John Mayer concert and all it took was one glass… Read More What is The Lemonade Club (TLC)?