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  • All Narcissists Are Emotionally Abusive
    All Narcissists Are Emotionally Abusive

    If you are dealing with a high-conflict, narcissistic, borderline, anti-social, or otherwise disordered spouse, you have probably been dealing with verbal and emotional abuse for so long that you ...

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  • 5 Lessons I've Learned Post-Toxic Marriage
    5 Lessons I've Learned Post-Toxic Marriage

    I am writing this blog from a place of gratitude. I never thought that my marriage to a narcissist, whom I suspect is also on the anti-social personality spectrum, would ever lead me to a place of ...

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  • What to Know About Restraining Orders (
    What to Know About Restraining Orders ("Protective Orders") in Virginia Divorce

    Virginia judges and magistrates have the authority to issue protective orders to ensure the health and safety of abuse survivors. The legal basis for the court’s authority to do this is found in the ...

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  • Child Custody and Parental Alienation Syndrome When Divorcing a Narcissist
    Child Custody and Parental Alienation Syndrome When Divorcing a Narcissist

    A Historical Overview of Parental Alienation Syndrome in Child Custody Battles Almost 35 years ago, a psychiatrist named Dr. Richard Gardner, developed a theory as to how a child, typically in the ...

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  • The Narcissist's Discard Phase Shows the True Nature of the Disorder During Virginia Divorce
    The Narcissist's Discard Phase Shows the True Nature of the Disorder During Virginia Divorce

    In my opinion, the narcissist’s discard is the clearest sign that your spouse or significant other suffered from narcissism. I use the term “narcissism” interchangeably with every other Cluster B ...

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  • 5 Things to Know About Attachment Theory and Parenting When Divorcing a Narcissist
    5 Things to Know About Attachment Theory and Parenting When Divorcing a Narcissist

    Studies have shown that spouses and significant others of those with narcissistic personality disorder, those with a high degree of narcissistic traits, or any other type of Cluster B ...

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