Are you divorcing a narcissist? Bombarded with crazy-making emails that leave your head spinning? Thought we could use some humor around here. This is an excerpt from, “The Narc Decoder: Understanding the Language of the Narcissist” (and an actual email from my ex-husband, Seth): Background: Separated for six months and Seth found out that… Read More Understanding the Language of the Narcissist
Authored by “Anonymous” In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I feel compelled to share my story. It took years of daily effort to reach a place of healing and freedom, and it is my goal to use my life changing experience, to help others recognize abuse and have the ability to escape… Read More Guest Blog: Find Your Reason to Leave
Two individuals who once comprised a loving marriage, now bear titles of defendant and plaintiff, standing before the family court among a plethora of custody cases. Judges and family relation officers laboriously examine intimate details of a family, attempting to make reasonable decisions affecting multiple lives. Their rulings directly affect the future care and psychological… Read More Courtroom Insights: Narcissistic Personality Disorder Affects Parenting and Child Development
Six years ago today (September 15, 2011), I was standing in Glenn’s living room (my husband/ then boyfriend) and I leaned over and said, “I’m going to start a blog.” I was so tired of feeling like a case number on a Judge’s desk. I was tired of the fact that no one cared about… Read More The 6th Anniversary of One Mom’s Battle
Have you ever walked through a fog that was so thick that you had no choice but to lean on your faith to guide you? I recently went through some trials that knocked the wind out of me — namely, the reorganization of One Mom’s Battle. A series of events took place that rocked my… Read More One Mom’s Battle – It Takes a Village
Divorcing a narcissist is not for the faint of heart. No matter how educated one may be on Cluster B personality disorders, even the most experienced mental health professionals can not truly be prepared for the destruction a narcissist will cause. The path of divorcing a narcissist is incredibly lonely and isolating because very few… Read More Does the Battle Ever End?
One Mom’s Battle Handout for Therapists by Rebecca Davis Merritt, Ph.D. ( To download this as a printable handout, click here ) Why were you Given this Handout? If you are a therapist or psychologist and your client or client’s parent has given you this handout, it means that they believe the other parent has a Cluster… Read More Handout for Mental Health Professionals by Rebecca Davis Merritt, Ph.D.
by Tina Swithin If there is one thing I want to instil in my daughters, it is to trust your instincts — your inner voice, your gut feelings, your intuition. In the family court system, the judge requires black and white evidence — regardless of how strong our instincts are. We teach our children to keep speaking… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: Trust Your Instinct
by Tina Swithin So much has happened in recent weeks — if you have been following along, you are aware that I received a 4-page cease and desist letter from my ex-in-laws. They are demanding that I #StopTellingTheTruth and retract statements that I’ve made. The truth is my defense and I will not be… Read More Divorcing a Narcissist: Light versus Darkness
by Tina Swithin Please help me protect my right to free speech: click here to go to Go Fund Me #StopTellingTheTruth In 2009, I began divorce proceedings and a child custody battle in pro se. It defied logic at every turn — several therapists told me that my ex-husband had high narcissistic or worse, sociopathic traits. In… Read More Tina Swithin: Freedom of Speech