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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.

Oct 31, 2022

Shame is an uncomforatble emotions most of us experience. When we are shamed, we feel like we want to disappear, to become invisible. Shame is an intolerable feeling. We are humiliated and feel very small, even non-existent. Children who have been shamed by their parent(s) often carry these feelings into adulthood.  Deeply ingrained shame can lead to a sense of inadequacy, unworthines and not having a solid resilient sense of self. 

The narcissistic personality is the opposite. He or she can commit the cruelest acts and say the meanest words to another with the intention of hurting them and feel absolutely no shame or guilt as a result. Narcissists have no sense of limits. They lead their lieves without the borders of decency, compassion or conscience. Narcissists go to any lengths to get what they want. 

Male and female narcissists are particularly shameful when it comes to personal, intimate relationships, including marriage. To ost narcissists, marriage is not a true union---it is a one sided business deal. 

Narcissists are not good parents. They are too self absorbed, greedy and self entitled to give their attention and care to a small child. They will make sure that the family photos are seen by all of those who count. This is part of their elaborate image that must be perpetuated. Children of narcissistic parents often speak of how they were abandoned, forgotten or never emembered. 

There is a time when you awaken to the true nature of this non-relationship with a narcissistic spouse or partner. Research and become knowledgeable about the narcissistic personality. 

Practice self care each day: Get the rest and sleep that you need and deserve.  Eat nourishing food and hydrate with pure water. Get the movement and exercise that works for you. Spend time with Nature the great healer, rediscover your true, authentic, creative self. 

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