Monthly Archives: May 2012

We Hate

Originally posted on U Keep Walking Forward:
Mankind has always tried To eliminate~alienate~destroy That which is different~ Undefined~unlike ourselves And our kin. We Hate. History is filled with pages About inquisitions~crusades~ Armadas~missionaries~segregation~ Woman’s lib~civil rights~gay marriage~ Lynchings~dragging deaths~bullying~ Monstrous Monsters. We…

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Lament for Michael

A few years ago a friend of mine took his life, losing his battle with depression. He was a religious man. I am not. I went to his memorial dreading being preached at about depression and suicide. What I heard … Continue reading

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Oh Yeah, I Remember This!!

I am in the final stages of coming off Effexor, now taking 37.5 mg every 48 hours. I am on my 3rd round of 48 hours. The second round was the worse so far, contributing to my going home sick … Continue reading

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A Blessing and a Curse, and the Reverse

Being raised by an NPD parent, one of the survival strategies I developed was to show no emotional response to statements my abuser made that were inflammatory and intended to start a “drama.” This survival strategy was far from perfect, … Continue reading

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It’s All About Me! Recovery for Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents | Psychology Today

Yet another good read!     It’s All About Me! Recovery for Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents | Psychology Today.

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Originally posted on Realistic Recovery:
How to Spot a Narcissist By Samuel López De Victoria, Ph.D. At the core of extreme narcissism is egotistical preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how he/she is perceived by others. Some…

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This Sucks (YOU CAN DO IT!!)

I wanted to post a quick update on my journey to becoming anti-depressant free. Here is the synopsis so far: Step 1: drop from 150mg of Effexor to 75mg for 4 weeks: slight headaches and dizziness the 1st week, then … Continue reading

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