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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!

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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!

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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People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

  We should be looking *much* more closely at someone’s actions than their words. People can say anything they want. We use the same process (speaking) to tell both a truth and a lie. Many people become overwhelmed with trying to decipher what’s healthy or unhealthy,...

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The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

When you’re being devalued by a neglectful narcissist, they put you down in subtle ways. They act like you don’t exist. If you cry, they don’t console you or show emotion. If you talk to them, they look right through you. If you try to connect with them, they give you a punishing silent treatment. Over time, the neglect adds up and starts impacting you in ways you may not even recognize as being caused from their abuse.

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The Facade of a Narcissist

The Facade of a Narcissist

Are narcissists *always* cruel?Why can they be both nice AND mean at times?They don’t treat everyone poorly - maybe I’m the problem? Let’s break this down. Most narcissists are very charming, act like social chameleons and can blend in seamlessly into any environment....

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Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Some relationships myths will destroy you, here’s why. We’ve all heard them. Relationship advice that’s supposed to “help” you. It tells us what to believe about relationships. How to make relationships “work”. And what you can and can’t expect from a significant other. Some are based on wise truths. But most are overly simplified opinions that should never have been normalized in the first place.

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The Facts About Reactive Abuse

The Facts About Reactive Abuse

Reactive abuse happens when a person (the victim) eventually reacts to the abuse that is happening to them. For example, if someone has chronically demeaned, belittled, or criticized you, and you eventually lash out and yell at them, that’s reactive abuse.

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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!

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
People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

  We should be looking *much* more closely at someone’s actions than their words. People can say anything they want. We use the same process (speaking) to tell both a truth and a lie. Many people become overwhelmed with trying to decipher what’s healthy or unhealthy,...

read more
The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

When you’re being devalued by a neglectful narcissist, they put you down in subtle ways. They act like you don’t exist. If you cry, they don’t console you or show emotion. If you talk to them, they look right through you. If you try to connect with them, they give you a punishing silent treatment. Over time, the neglect adds up and starts impacting you in ways you may not even recognize as being caused from their abuse.

read more
The Facade of a Narcissist

The Facade of a Narcissist

Are narcissists *always* cruel?Why can they be both nice AND mean at times?They don’t treat everyone poorly - maybe I’m the problem? Let’s break this down. Most narcissists are very charming, act like social chameleons and can blend in seamlessly into any environment....

read more
Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Some relationships myths will destroy you, here’s why. We’ve all heard them. Relationship advice that’s supposed to “help” you. It tells us what to believe about relationships. How to make relationships “work”. And what you can and can’t expect from a significant other. Some are based on wise truths. But most are overly simplified opinions that should never have been normalized in the first place.

read more
The Facts About Reactive Abuse

The Facts About Reactive Abuse

Reactive abuse happens when a person (the victim) eventually reacts to the abuse that is happening to them. For example, if someone has chronically demeaned, belittled, or criticized you, and you eventually lash out and yell at them, that’s reactive abuse.

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!

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
People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

People Lie – But Their Actions Do Not

  We should be looking *much* more closely at someone’s actions than their words. People can say anything they want. We use the same process (speaking) to tell both a truth and a lie. Many people become overwhelmed with trying to decipher what’s healthy or unhealthy,...

read more
The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

The Hidden Trauma Associated With A Neglectful Narcissist

When you’re being devalued by a neglectful narcissist, they put you down in subtle ways. They act like you don’t exist. If you cry, they don’t console you or show emotion. If you talk to them, they look right through you. If you try to connect with them, they give you a punishing silent treatment. Over time, the neglect adds up and starts impacting you in ways you may not even recognize as being caused from their abuse.

read more
The Facade of a Narcissist

The Facade of a Narcissist

Are narcissists *always* cruel?Why can they be both nice AND mean at times?They don’t treat everyone poorly - maybe I’m the problem? Let’s break this down. Most narcissists are very charming, act like social chameleons and can blend in seamlessly into any environment....

read more
Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Relationship Myths That Will Destroy You

Some relationships myths will destroy you, here’s why. We’ve all heard them. Relationship advice that’s supposed to “help” you. It tells us what to believe about relationships. How to make relationships “work”. And what you can and can’t expect from a significant other. Some are based on wise truths. But most are overly simplified opinions that should never have been normalized in the first place.

read more
The Facts About Reactive Abuse

The Facts About Reactive Abuse

Reactive abuse happens when a person (the victim) eventually reacts to the abuse that is happening to them. For example, if someone has chronically demeaned, belittled, or criticized you, and you eventually lash out and yell at them, that’s reactive abuse.

read more

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