The 4 Phases of a Narcissistic Relationship

Monique Mason Uncategorized

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 Uncategorized

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 Uncategorized

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 Uncategorized

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?

Monique Mason Uncategorized

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?

Monique Mason Uncategorized

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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