My Story Part 1

There seems to be a whole industry which has grown up around the idea of co-dependancy and for a while I had tried to label myself as co-dependant. I realise now, I am nothing of the kind. In fact through everything that has happened, I have realised just how my narcissist had unknowingly bitten off more than he could chew. I had not been the easy “mark” he had anticipated. I had not understood what he was but I had recognised at least some of his techniques. Sadly I had had no real idea why he was behaving that way.

There was a small part of me which had always wanted an intense and complicated relationship. Unfortunately I had had no idea, just how destructive such relationships can be.

As I feel able I will be writing about the journey I have been on, in the hope it may spare others some of my mistakes.


Goodbye Aretha

I learned something new today. Apparently Otis Redding sang the song “Respect” first but had light-heartedly complained that he had lost it to Aretha Franklin. I am sure this song is a bit of an anthem for many of us, who have experienced narcissistic abuse.

Goodbye Aretha

Respect-Aretha Franklin