Author: Narcissistically Speaking

Mood Boosting Recipes For a Happier You

This honey garlic shrimp recipe is quick and easy to prepare.  Ready in 20 minutes, this healthy dinner will join your regular dinner rotation. Serve with brown rice and vegetables, grill on skewers, or serve over salad. Ingredients 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined 2 teaspoons olive oil optional: chopped green onion for garnish

The Narcissist, A Real Life Grinch

If you have dated a narcissist for any length of time, you are definitely aware of their fascination with sabotaging holidays, birthdays, graduations, you name it.  Whatever the event, I’m sure their footprint of misery supersedes the memory.  Whether it’s the disappearing act, the sudden argument or the silent treatment, the narcissist is determined to steal the joy out of any celebratory event.  And they will continue to do so, year after year…after year.  The bigger the event or holiday, the better.  So with that being said, it’s no wonder why Christmas is the opportune time for the narcissist’s dark side to be on display. The narcissist has absolutely no problem bringing the joy of Christmas to a halt and redirecting all attention onto themselves.  That’s what the Grinch-like behavior is all about, stealing your joy and gaining your attention.  The narcissist hates to see anyone truly happy because it reminds them of their misery which is unbearable.  So in order to get relief from their own miserable selves, the narcissist will project their misery …

What Just Happened…

The realization that the man you were convinced was your soulmate is, in fact, a Narcissist can be quite overwhelming.  The inner flood of emotions stirring up within can leave you wondering if you will ever recover from such a betrayal.  How could someone be so cruel?  Did he ever truly love me or was it all a lie?  How did I not know that he was a fraud?  These are just a few of the many questions within you demanding to be answered.

Torn about leaving the Narcissist?

If you find yourself at a crossroad pertaining to the destiny of your relationship with the Narcissist, I completely get it.  May I suggest taking an honest assessment of the relationship?  Taking an honest assessment forces you to consider the facts, everything that is true about the relationship and not what you hope for the relationship to be.  It requires that you know longer make excuses for the Narcissist and that you call their behavior exactly what it is, abusive.