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116. Why Can’t I Cry?

In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

Release Date: 05/24/2024

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) TW: Sexual abuse, self-harm This week we hear how our listener is coming to the realisation that she may have been subjected to covert sexual abuse at the hands of her parents. Despite being expected to run the household as a teenager as well as keep her younger sister safe, she's now struggling to connect with her own feelings. Was it really abuse, or is she just being sensitive? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from...

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You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) A move back to the family farm soon becomes a nightmare for this week's listener. She describes her demanding mother in law causing a scene at birthday parties, arriving unannounced in a fit of anger and refusing to listen to reason. Despite her husband reaching the end of his tether and cutting ties, our listener asks why she's the one wanting to fix things for the sake of her children. Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult...

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You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) TW: Violence To those on the outside, our listener's mother has always been the generous, kind and loving parent that's been unfairly denied access to her precious grandchildren. But dig deeper and there's a lifetime of shaming, gaslighting and even excusing physical abuse. Our listener has been given expensive gifts, huge public displays and fancy holidays, but what's the true cost to her and her family? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this...

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Family law solicitor Tracey Moloney AKA The Legal Queen joins us on the podcast again this week, this time we're talking about children and grandparents. Do "grandparents' rights" exist? And how can a child be protected from manipulation at the hands of a bitter ex-partner? Find The Legal Queen on Note: Tracey specialises in English and Welsh law only, and this episode does not constitute legal advice. We talk theories and strategies in our...

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) From spotting insidious emotional abuse in the courtroom to surviving divorce proceedings against a narcissist, we're hearing practical guidance and legal insights from family law solicitor Tracey Moloney AKA The Legal Queen!  This week we're focusing on how to protect yourself during divorce and separation, but fear not - Tracey returns next week to chat about the rights around children and grandparents. Find The Legal Queen on Note:...

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You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) TW: child loss, sexual assault This week our listener describes living in the shadow of her stillborn sister, as the "replacement child" that didn't stand a chance in a toxic household. Between manipulation and weaponising her disability, her mother has continued to spread the narrative that our listener is volatile, cruel and hateful. She asks if by going no contact, does she really have to lose the family connection she craves? Listen to...

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You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Our listener begins to spot red flags in her brother-in-law's behaviour, including massive invasions of privacy and public shaming of their children. She's worried his ultra-religious views and need for control have not only traumatised his wife, but her children are at risk too. Our listener asks if her sister is somehow enabling his abuse, and more importanly how can she protect her? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation...

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Desperate for closure after a string of abusive relationships throughout her life, our listener can't help but cling on to rage and even hatred towards those who wronged her. As acknowledgment and atonement grow ever more unlikely, she asks how to deal with the hurt and anger. Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going on. We talk theories and strategies in our exclusive...

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In Sight - Exposing Narcissism

You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) After a nasty outburst on a family holiday, our listener this week is struggling with words from her mother that can’t be unsaid. As the insults chip away at her self-esteem, examples of toxic behaviour in childhood bubble to the surface and she’s questioning everything she thought she knew about her role in the family. But is she really unlovable, a bad mother, and ‘broken’? Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation...

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You’re Not the Problem gives you the tools to recognise and heal from narcissistic and emotional abuse - out now: ,  (affiliate links) Our listener this week recalls a family conversation about her grandmother’s toxic behaviour. However, her mother is oblivious to how she displayed the same behaviour, and the lasting effects it had on our listener. Despite her mother’s difficult relationship with alcohol and emotional manipulation, our listener doesn’t want to rock the boat by saying how she’s feeling and asks, can there ever be healing in confrontation? Listen to...

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After a nasty outburst on a family holiday, our listener this week is struggling with words from her mother that can’t be unsaid. As the insults chip away at her self-esteem, examples of toxic behaviour in childhood bubble to the surface and she’s questioning everything she thought she knew about her role in the family. But is she really unlovable, a bad mother, and ‘broken’?

Listen to Katie and Helen look at this difficult situation from all angles and offer their insight into what's going on.

TW: This episode talks about sexual abuse.

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