The 8 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning Signs

For the months of June and July, I’ve decided to take a deep dive into NPD, or narcissistic personality disorder.  In fact, I will be diving so deep that I’ve decided to turn it into a 3 part blog series: Part 1:  The 8 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning Signs Part 2:  Narcissistic Coping Mechanisms Part 3:  The 4 …

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes Rejected Parents Make and What to do About It!

Being rejected by a child sucks…and that’s putting it pretty lightly!  It is devastating…but the truth of the matter is that the resulting trauma typically starts long before our children emotionally cut-off from us.  In my case, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and suffered from irrational thinking when not on medication.  I even almost lost my engineering job as …

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How do I ensure my alienated child is seeing the “right” therapist?

I notice a common theme among the parents that I work with…they are suffering from the trauma of being rejected by a child, and they are adamant about their child seeing a therapist.  I don’t disagree that therapy may help their child.  However, one of the biggest mistakes I see these parents make is trusting the therapist is qualified to …

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What is “splitting”, and am I guilty of it?

Splitting is prevalent among people with personality disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  It can be simply defined as “all-or-nothing” thinking.  They view the world from two perspectives…”all good” or “all bad”.  Everything is perceived as “black” or “white” with no room for shades of grey. Relationships with those that split are rocky at best, and tend to be …

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Is how you define yourself hindering you from reuniting with your children?

Rock Thomas is captivating in this video and delivers such a powerful message…“The words that follow ‘I am’ follow you.”  Is how you define yourself hindering you from reuniting with your kids? “Parental alienation” is nothing short of a horrific form of domestic abuse.  It’s often subtle (at least to start), and it weaves its insidious tendrils throughout a family …

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What do you do when your children are adults and still refuse to speak to you?

I spend a fair bit of time online trying to help alienated parents prevent and undo “parental alienation”.  In my travels, I have seen a variety of responses to this question.  The one that saddens me most is those who take a very harsh line and suggest giving up on trying to reconnect…”they’re adults responsible for their own lives now, …

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