In Part I, we discussed how the codependent is a perfect victim for the narcissist. We discussed our working definition of codependency: a system of distortions that exists on a continuum. Codependents learn personality traits that interfere with knowing one’s self and others. Codependents take care of others, often ignoring or tolerating their abuse, avoiding confrontation, and enabling the “bad” behavior. Narcissists, on the other hand, come with three significant distinctions: grandiosity, seeking excessive attention, and lack of empathy.

Now, we are going to give the codependent some tools to get out from under the clutches of the narcissist’s seven…

For this discussion, we are going to stick with our understanding of codependency as a system of distortions that exists on a continuum. Codependents learn personality traits that interfere with knowing one’s self and others. The people-pleasing aspect of codependency might drive the ignoring of who we are trying to please. The focus of wanting approval may keep us from acknowledging abusive behaviors coming from the very person whose approval we seek. The need for harmony might prevent us from realizing we are enabling abusive behavior. Or any combination of the above. We don’t have the tools to deal with…

A No-Nonsense Approach to Making Decisions. A Self Help Guide to having Backbone and Integrity in all your choices, short term, and long term.

Is this decision going to be good for Me? To help Me be successful? How do I make the right choices? What are the effects and the outcomes? Ask yourself, Who am I really making these choices for?

Backbone Power was written to help everyone from mothers to college grads, to people that have to make hard choices between family and work. Anne Brown's professional experience and her no-nonsense approach can enable you to make decisions…

Anne Brown is a psychotherapist, speaker, coach, and the author of “Backbone Power: The Science of Saying No.” Anne is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BS in Nursing; Boston University, with a MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health in Nursing; and International University, PhD in Addiction Studies.
For over twenty years she served as the trusted advocate and advisor to Influential Corporate leaders, Trial Attorneys, Athletes, Leaders, Physicians and their families.
Combining her own …

Originally published at https://www.spreaker.com/.

What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Clinical psychologist and addiction expert Dr. Anne Brown. Dr. Brown discusses how Narcissistic Personality Disorder is diagnosed, the sign and symptoms and the prognosis.

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When the Universe Nudges You, GO!

What does that even mean? In my humble opinion, there is a way to better live in synchronicity with the universe than most of us do. When people meditate, they speak about things becoming clearer. When people go on a retreat without their daily distractions, people report life slows down and things become clearer. I believe when we have what I call daily, weekly, or monthly “stare” time we get messages that can help us make better decisions. Find your own language for this phenomenon. …

How To Beat a Sociopath at His Own Dating Game!

Remember are opportunists and you are at risk for being that opportunity for him. I need five commitments from you if you want to avoid the wake of destruction that comes from dating a Sociopath. Check out here.

Say No to Abusive Relationships Forever!

Living without a backbone sets you up for severe consequences in the domains of health, finances, career, friendships, romance, recovery, and your dignity for starters. Read more here.

Resiliency and Recovery have a nice ring. The two R’s! Having a backbone makes this process a lot easier.

Resiliency is having the ability to adapt in the face of adversity. The more you know yourself, the greater your self-awareness, and the greater your backbone, the greater your chance for success in your recovery.

Resiliency is also what NORMAL people can do during adversity that leads others to say these people are…

How To Beat a Sociopath at His Own Dating Game!

Remember Sociopaths are opportunists and you are at risk for being that opportunity for him. I need five commitments from you if you want to avoid the wake of destruction that comes from dating a Sociopath.

1. Commitment to your Heart

Healing a broken heart takes time in pain and sorrow. Yes, he is fun, exciting, seductive, and yes he is superficial, without conscience, without compassion, a liar, and looking for the opportunity you are. It is not IF your heart will be broken, it is WHEN. Remember Ted Bundy (serial killer) was attractive, athletic, charming and he killed at least 30 women if not…

Remember Sociopaths are opportunists and you are at risk for being that opportunity for him. I need five commitments from you if you want to avoid the wake of destruction that comes from dating a Sociopath.

Dr. Anne Brown

Psychotherapist, Speaker, Coach, and Author of “Backbone Power The Science of Saying No” www.backbonepower.com | New Release Audiobook: http://bit.ly/2VMTr9W

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