The Transgenerational Trauma of Personality Disorders

Jenna Noble Personality Disorders

Thankfully I did not grow up with an alcoholic parent.  But I do remember sneaking up the stairs at night when visiting my grandparents to see my grandfather sipping his nightly whiskey.  He was a horribly abusive man. I remember as a little girl knowing not to engage him as he sipped his drink.  However, the shock wave of his …

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Strategies to Counteract COVID-19 Alienation

Monique Mason Alienation, Co-Parenting

Coronavirus…it’s a word that has the masses running scared and leaving grocery store shelves empty. It has created confusion, worry and panic for many. However, there is a smaller population that is left with a whole new set of concerns. Namely, parents who are already struggling to spend the parenting time they deserve with their children. Governments are closing schools …

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The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship

Monique Mason Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Here we go…the last in a series of 3 monster blog posts that dive super deep into NPD, or narcissistic personality disorder… Part 1:  The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning SignsPart 2:  Narcissistic Coping MechanismsPart 3:  The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship As mentioned in our previous posts, NPD is one of four cluster B personality disorders, …

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Narcissistic Coping Mechanisms

Monique Mason Narcissism, Personality Disorders

Okay…I know this post is way late, but if you follow Pathways on Facebook, you probably already know why…that’s right!  I’ve teamed up with the amazing Jenna Noble!  We now co-own the business, and have been working feverishly to develop amazing programs and resources for parents who are facing the rejection of a child…either partially or full-on for years. Last …

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The 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning Signs

Monique Mason Narcissism, Personality Disorders

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 10 Types of Narcissists, Causes & Warning SignsPart 2:  Narcissistic Coping MechanismsPart 3:  The 4 Phases of …

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

Monique Mason Alienation

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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