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The Narcissist in Your Life Podcast is hosted by Linda Martinez-Lewi, Ph.D., clinical expert on the narcissistic personality, psychotherapist and author. I offer in-depth analysis, strategies and practices for those psychologically and emotionally harmed and abused by toxic, predatory narcissistic personalities through my books: Recovering and Healing After the Narcissist and Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life, international telephone consultations and global podcasts. I put the emphasis on helping individuals to access the calming, restorative parts of the parasympathetic body/mind systems that lead to healing, recovery, personal transformation and the evolution of your true, authentic self and your unique creative gifts.

Feb 27, 2020

I am re-visiting the subject of the experience of betrayal in relationships with predatory narcissistic personalities. This is a common occurrence when we are involved with them as parents, in marriages and partnerships, personal and professional relationships. 

Betrayal has an ancient history, harking back to the dawn of mankind. Betrayal is described as "an act of deliberate disloyalty." It comes from the middle English word bitrayen which means to deceive resulting in a breaking of trust. Insidious comes from the Latin word insidiae which means ambush.

Betrayal is a deep violation of trust. Betraying someone is an act of contemptuous disrespect. 

We feel a sharp sting when we discover that someone we have trusted completely has covertly turned against us. These dark acts are perpetrated by those close to our psychological and emotional core. 

If you are married to a narcissist there is a chance that you will be betrayed. Some narcissists lead compartmentalized lives, exquisitely playing a variety of roles, wearing convincing false self masks. They are duplicitous in their relationships. They chronically lie to their spouses about their acting out behaviors.

Many individuals awaken and recognize the true nature of the predatory narcissist. You discover that your research,  intuition and core sense of self will help you to discover, recover and thrive in the aftermath of the predatory narcissist. 

Practice self care every day. Sleep and rest, move and exercise, eat nourishing food, hydrate well. Unleash your unique crativity. Give yourself tremendous credit for your perseverance, insights, strong sense of self, deep integrity.