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   on life

Writing isn’t just a hobby for me – it’s a passion. Since I was a child, writing has been a way of learning, understanding, sharing, reflecting, inspiring, & motivating myself & others. I’m honored to share them with you & welcome your comments or suggestions. We’re all growing together!

articles on life

Writing isn’t just a hobby for me – it’s a passion. Since I was a child, writing has been a way of learning, understanding, sharing, reflecting, inspiring, & motivating myself & others. I’m honored to share them with you & welcome your comments or suggestions. We’re all growing together!

Chelsey’s articles

 Discover transformational articles on healing from narcissistic abuse, interpersonal trauma, toxic relationships, gaslighting, thriving as an introvert/empath, self-worth, intuition, anxiety, relationships, self-trust, boundaries, & more!

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Dating should be a time of reflection & of getting to know one another – It’s a time to WATCH for red flags – not ignore them. And yet sometimes we’re so focused on this person being THE person… We’re willing to overlook, downplay, or flat out dismiss our gut feelings.

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How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

Narcissists are notorious for making broad assumptions and statements: “You’re always so controlling.”
“You never let things go.” And they do this with relationships as well. But not only are these broad assumptions false – They’re also only being used by the narcissist to justify their own actions…

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Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Can “mutual abuse” really exist? In the overwhelming majority of situations.. no. “Abuse” by definition is about power and control of one person over another. There’s a cycle of love bombing (also known as the honeymoon phase), tension, abuse, reconciliation, and then the honeymoon phase begins again.

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How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

When you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you getting sick or injured WON’T get you sympathy – Narcissists view your illnesses as an inconvenience & annoyance. Because if you’re sick, you can’t meet their supply needs. You won’t be able to do for them what they want or expect. Remember, narcissists lack empathy – They’re NOT putting themselves in your shoes…

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Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Did you know narcissists are REALLY loyal? It’s true! They’re always standing up for, defending, and agreeing with…Themselves! Narcissists are loyal to what best serves THEM at any given moment. Which means they can’t be loyal to another person because at some point…

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Narcissists Use Information Against You

Narcissists Use Information Against You

Thoughtful questions make us think that the speaker is thoughtful, too. That’s why narcissists ask all kinds of “thoughtful” questions at the beginning of a relationship. You assume they’re “getting to know you”…. When in reality, they’re “sourcing” you for resources.

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Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissists often seem “out of touch” with reality. And this isn’t just because of their gaslighting and denial. It’s also because they can be incredibly delusional! The most obvious way you see this is through their “delusions of grandeur”.
They think they’re…

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The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

Narcissists are on the hunt for people with specific behaviors and traits. This is because their difficult and antagonistic personalty style means that they’re not very “agreeable” or “easy going”.So they need certain types of people around them in order to behave the way they want to…

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How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

We mix real mental health terms into our daily lives, calling someone we don’t like a “narcissist” and claiming to have “bipolar” because we can’t decide what we want for lunch. But when we flippantly use serious mental health concepts in a frivolous way… The terms lose their significance and impact. “Narcissist” went from a word no one used – to a word everyone uses.

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Chelsey’s Articles

Discover transformational articles on healing from narcissistic abuse, interpersonal trauma, toxic relationships, gaslighting, thriving as an introvert/empath, self-worth, intuition, anxiety, relationships, self-trust, boundaries, & more!

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Dating should be a time of reflection & of getting to know one another – It’s a time to WATCH for red flags – not ignore them. And yet sometimes we’re so focused on this person being THE person… We’re willing to overlook, downplay, or flat out dismiss our gut feelings.

read more
How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

Narcissists are notorious for making broad assumptions and statements: “You’re always so controlling.”
“You never let things go.” And they do this with relationships as well. But not only are these broad assumptions false – They’re also only being used by the narcissist to justify their own actions…

read more
Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Can “mutual abuse” really exist? In the overwhelming majority of situations.. no. “Abuse” by definition is about power and control of one person over another. There’s a cycle of love bombing (also known as the honeymoon phase), tension, abuse, reconciliation, and then the honeymoon phase begins again.

read more
How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

When you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you getting sick or injured WON’T get you sympathy – Narcissists view your illnesses as an inconvenience & annoyance. Because if you’re sick, you can’t meet their supply needs. You won’t be able to do for them what they want or expect. Remember, narcissists lack empathy – They’re NOT putting themselves in your shoes…

read more
Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Did you know narcissists are REALLY loyal? It’s true! They’re always standing up for, defending, and agreeing with…Themselves! Narcissists are loyal to what best serves THEM at any given moment. Which means they can’t be loyal to another person because at some point…

read more
Narcissists Use Information Against You

Narcissists Use Information Against You

Thoughtful questions make us think that the speaker is thoughtful, too. That’s why narcissists ask all kinds of “thoughtful” questions at the beginning of a relationship. You assume they’re “getting to know you”…. When in reality, they’re “sourcing” you for resources.

read more
Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissists often seem “out of touch” with reality. And this isn’t just because of their gaslighting and denial. It’s also because they can be incredibly delusional! The most obvious way you see this is through their “delusions of grandeur”.
They think they’re…

read more
The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

Narcissists are on the hunt for people with specific behaviors and traits. This is because their difficult and antagonistic personalty style means that they’re not very “agreeable” or “easy going”.So they need certain types of people around them in order to behave the way they want to…

read more
How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

We mix real mental health terms into our daily lives, calling someone we don’t like a “narcissist” and claiming to have “bipolar” because we can’t decide what we want for lunch. But when we flippantly use serious mental health concepts in a frivolous way… The terms lose their significance and impact. “Narcissist” went from a word no one used – to a word everyone uses.

read more

Chelsey’s Articles

Discover transformational articles on healing from narcissistic abuse, interpersonal trauma, toxic relationships, gaslighting, thriving as an introvert/empath, self-worth, intuition, anxiety, relationships, self-trust, boundaries, & more!

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Don’t Ignore These Red Flags When Dating

Dating should be a time of reflection & of getting to know one another – It’s a time to WATCH for red flags – not ignore them. And yet sometimes we’re so focused on this person being THE person… We’re willing to overlook, downplay, or flat out dismiss our gut feelings.

read more
How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

How Narcissists Normalize their Toxic Behaviors

Narcissists are notorious for making broad assumptions and statements: “You’re always so controlling.”
“You never let things go.” And they do this with relationships as well. But not only are these broad assumptions false – They’re also only being used by the narcissist to justify their own actions…

read more
Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Is There Such a Thing as Mutual Abuse

Can “mutual abuse” really exist? In the overwhelming majority of situations.. no. “Abuse” by definition is about power and control of one person over another. There’s a cycle of love bombing (also known as the honeymoon phase), tension, abuse, reconciliation, and then the honeymoon phase begins again.

read more
How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

How Narcissists React When You’re Sick

When you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you getting sick or injured WON’T get you sympathy – Narcissists view your illnesses as an inconvenience & annoyance. Because if you’re sick, you can’t meet their supply needs. You won’t be able to do for them what they want or expect. Remember, narcissists lack empathy – They’re NOT putting themselves in your shoes…

read more
Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Narcissists Demand Loyalty But Give None

Did you know narcissists are REALLY loyal? It’s true! They’re always standing up for, defending, and agreeing with…Themselves! Narcissists are loyal to what best serves THEM at any given moment. Which means they can’t be loyal to another person because at some point…

read more
Narcissists Use Information Against You

Narcissists Use Information Against You

Thoughtful questions make us think that the speaker is thoughtful, too. That’s why narcissists ask all kinds of “thoughtful” questions at the beginning of a relationship. You assume they’re “getting to know you”…. When in reality, they’re “sourcing” you for resources.

read more
Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissistic Delusion

Narcissists often seem “out of touch” with reality. And this isn’t just because of their gaslighting and denial. It’s also because they can be incredibly delusional! The most obvious way you see this is through their “delusions of grandeur”.
They think they’re…

read more
The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

The Perfect Candidate for a Narcissist

Narcissists are on the hunt for people with specific behaviors and traits. This is because their difficult and antagonistic personalty style means that they’re not very “agreeable” or “easy going”.So they need certain types of people around them in order to behave the way they want to…

read more
How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

How Narcissists Use Mental Health Concepts Against You

We mix real mental health terms into our daily lives, calling someone we don’t like a “narcissist” and claiming to have “bipolar” because we can’t decide what we want for lunch. But when we flippantly use serious mental health concepts in a frivolous way… The terms lose their significance and impact. “Narcissist” went from a word no one used – to a word everyone uses.

read more

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