The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists Author Eleanor D. Payson
ISBN-10 0972072837
Year 2002
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher
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One of the most significant but least understood of character disorders in individuals is narcissistic personality disorder, or NPD. In this book, a licensed marital and family therapist provides a much-needed overview of NPD, its wide-ranging effects, and guidelines for dealing with this disorder.

The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection

The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection Author Rokelle Lerner
ISBN-10 9780757397769
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Health Communications, Inc.
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Does your boss constantly blame you for things you didn't do? Do you isolate yourself from friends and family to avoid conflict at home? Do you feel anxious when you see a certain 'friend's' name on your cell phone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you most likely have a narcissist in your life. The Object of My Affection Is in My Reflection will help you understand the complexities of this disorder and arm you with the coping mechanisms to navigate through this type of relationship. Narcissists suffer from a personality disorder that began in the early stages of childhood. They are stuck in an early development stage where there is tremendous self-interest, excessive self-absorption, and extreme entitlement. Their behavior is a consequence of early childhood abandonment and abuse. Rokelle Lerner specializes in working with narcissists and the people they impact. Her astounding results in improving the quality of life for those that live or work with narcissists has been recognized by therapists across the country. She explains why narcissists do the things they do and how you can protect yourself from their intimidation and manipulations. Lerner shows you how to: * Spot a narcissist at work and in your personal life * Set appropriate boundaries to avoid further conflict * Avoid antagonizing a narcissist at work or at home Narcissists are disarming, manipulative, and mesmerizing by nature. The Object of My Affection is in My Reflection will help you see through their charm so you can recharge your spirit, redefine your purpose, and regain your life.

Where to Draw the Line

Where to Draw the Line Author Anne Katherine
ISBN-10 9781439148099
Year 2012-09-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the acclaimed author of the perennial favorite Boundaries, Where to Draw the Line is a practical guide to establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in many different situations. With every encounter, we either demonstrate that we’ll protect what we value or that we’ll give ourselves away. Healthy boundaries preserve our integrity. Unlike defenses, which isolate us from our true selves and from those we love, boundaries filter out harm. This book provides the tools and insights needed to create boundaries so that we can allow time and energy for the things that matter—and helps break down limiting defenses that stunt personal growth. Focusing on every facet of daily life—from friendships and sexual relationships to dress and appearance to money, food, and psychotherapy—Katherine presents case studies highlighting the ways in which individuals violate their own boundaries or let other people breach them. Using real-life examples, from self-sacrificing mothers to obsessive neat freaks, she offers specific advice on making choices that balance one’s own needs with the needs of others. Boundaries are the unseen structures that support healthy, productive lives. Where to Draw the Line shows readers how to strengthen them and hold them in place every day.

Why Is It Always About You

Why Is It Always About You Author Sandy Hotchkiss
ISBN-10 9781439106532
Year 2008-06-20
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships. Exploring how individuals come to have this shortcoming, why you get drawn into their perilous orbit, and what you can do to break free, Hotchkiss describes the "Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism" and their origins. You will learn to recognize these hallmarks of unhealthy narcissism -- Shamelessness, Magical Thinking, Arrogance, Envy, Entitlement, Exploitation, Bad Boundaries -- and to understand the roles that parenting and culture play in their creation. Whether the narcissist in question is a coworker, spouse, parent, or child, Why Is It Always About You? provides abundant practical advice for anyone struggling to break narcissism's insidious spread to the next generation, and for anyone who encounters narcissists in everyday life.

When He s Married to Mom

When He s Married to Mom Author Kenneth M. Adams
ISBN-10 1416539360
Year 2007-03-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When a Woman Is in an Emotional Tug-of-War for Her Man's Heart Why can't he commit? Many women find themselves asking this question when in love with a man who won't get married, won't stop womanizing, or refuses to give up his sex addictions. Often this kind of man is bound by an unhealthy attachment to his mother. This phenomenon is called "mother-son enmeshment." In When He's Married to Mom, clinical psychologist and renowned intimacy expert Dr. Kenneth M. Adams goes beyond the stereotypes of momma's boys and meddling mothers to explain how mother-son enmeshment affects everyone: the mother, the son, and the woman who loves him. In his twenty-five years of practice, Dr. Adams has successfully treated hundreds of enmeshed men and shares their stories in this informative guide. He provides proven methods to make things better, including: -- Guidelines to help women create fulfilling relationships with mother-enmeshed men -- Tools to help mother-enmeshed men have healthy and successful dating experiences leading to serious relationships and marriage -- Strategies to help parents avoid enmeshing their children When He's Married to Mom provides practical and compassionate advice to the women who are involved with mother-enmeshed men, to the mothers who wish to set them free, and to the men themselves.

Attachment Parenting

Attachment Parenting Author Arthur Becker-Weidman
ISBN-10 9780765707567
Year 2010-06-02
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Jason Aronson
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Attachment Parenting describes a comprehensive approach to parenting children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. Grounded in attachment theory, Attachment Parenting gives parents, therapists, educators, and child-welfare and residential-treatment professionals the tools and skills necessary to help these children. With an approach rooted in dyadic developmental psychotherapy, which is an evidence-based, effective, and empirically validated treatment for complex trauma and disorders of attachment, Arthur Becker-Weidman and Deborah Shell provide practical and immediately usable approaches and methods to help children develop a healthier and more secure attachment. Attachment Parenting covers a wide range of topics, from describing the basic principles of this approach and how to select a therapist to chapters on concrete logistics, such as detailed suggestions for organizing the child's room, dealing with schools' concerns, and problem-solving. Chapters on sensory integration, art therapy for parents, narratives, and Theraplay give parents specific therapeutic activities that can be done at home to improve the quality of the child's attachment with the parent. And chapters on neuropsychological issues, mindfulness, and parent's use of self will also help parents directly. The book includes two chapters by parents discussing what worked for them, providing inspiration to parents and demonstrating that there is hope. Finally, the book ends with a comprehensive chapter on resources for parents and a summary of various professional standards regarding attachment, treatment, and parenting.

How to Love Your Wife

How to Love Your Wife Author John R. Buri
ISBN-10 9781598864854
Year 2006-11-01
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Tate Publishing
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But because the majority of marriages in this country consist of unions in which wives are more heavily invested in marital success than are their husbands, much of this sensible effort by reasonable people needs to be consistently initiated and maintained by men. In fact, men often hold the keys to bringing about the type of loving marriage they had hoped for when they first said 'I do.' In How To Love Your Wife, Dr. Buri makes these keys clear, understandable, and accessible.

Soul Vampires Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse

Soul Vampires  Reclaiming Your Lifeblood After Narcissistic Abuse Author Andrea Schneider
ISBN-10 9781483559100
Year 2015-09-21
Pages 20
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Are you in an abusive relationship? Are you feeling used and discarded by someone? Have you been hurt by a selfish, self-serving individual? If so, maybe you’ve been taken by a narcissist. This book can help you get past the hurt-- and heal-- providing a blueprint for moving forward with your life to a place of renewed strength and wellness. Andrea Schneider MSW, LCSW, an expert psychotherapist who has helped thousands overcome narcissistic abuse over her decades-long career, shows you the path forward to rising above and thriving.

Disarming the Narcissist

Disarming the Narcissist Author Wendy Terrie Behary
ISBN-10 9781608827626
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Do you know someone who is overly arrogant, shows an extreme lack of empathy, or exhibits an inflated sense of entitlement? Do they exploit others, or engage in magical thinking? These are all traits of narcissistic personality disorder, and when it comes to dealing with narcissists, it can be difficult to get your point across. So how do you handle the narcissistic people in your life? You might interact with them in social or professional settings, and you might even love one—so ignoring them isn’t really a practical solution. They're frustrating, and maybe even intimidating, but ultimately, you need to find a way of communicating effectively with them. Disarming the Narcissist, Second Edition, will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist. This book will help you learn to meet your own needs while side-stepping unproductive power struggles and senseless arguments with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe. This new edition also includes new chapters on dealing with narcissistic women, aggressive and abusive narcissists, strategies for safety, and the link between narcissism and sex addiction. Finally, you'll learn how to set limits with your narcissist and when it's time to draw the line on unacceptable behavior.

Is it You Me Or Adult A D D

Is it You  Me  Or Adult A D D  Author Gina Pera
ISBN-10 9780981548708
Year 2008
Pages 369
Language en
Publisher 1201 Alarm Press
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Presents a guide to maintaining a relationship with an adult diagnosed with the disorder, with information on the basics, challenges, and options for treatment.

When Your Perfect Partner Goes Perfectly Wrong

When Your  Perfect Partner  Goes Perfectly Wrong Author Mary Jo Fay, R. N.
ISBN-10 0974350443
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher
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Are you in a difficult relationship? *Can't ever please him or her? *Always feel less important than your partner? *Feeling like you're always walking on eggshells around your mate? Well, let me assure you, this is not a healthy relationship! No laws are broken. There are no visible scars. But, victims of narcissists live on an emotional roller coaster that leaves them with self-doubt, confusion, stress, anxiety, guilt, and depression. Discover how and why difficult people make your life miserable: what makes them tick, why you don't have to take it, and how you can heal from their toxic, controlling, manipulative behaviors. This 2nd edition contains an additional 120 pages of healing strategies!

Anxious to Please

Anxious to Please Author Craig English
ISBN-10 9781402231759
Year 2006-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Do you (or does someone you know)... --Apologize frequently or for things you are not responsible for? --Get preoccupied with what other people think of you? --Become unhappy when your partner isn't happy? --Feel worried or fretful so often it seems normal? --Often not know what you want? --Constantly second-guess yourself? Chronic Niceness affects multitudes, causing severe anxiety and depression, crippling self-esteem, and undermining and destroying relationships Anxious to Please reveals the primary psychological cause of Chronic Niceness--Anxious Attachment. Anxious Attachment drives the Nice Person to accommodate, acquiesce and avoid conflict. Nice People take what they're given rather than asking for what they want, often sacrificing relationship, careers and their own integrity. Anxious to Please presents seven powerful practices designed to bring about: resilient self-esteem; a happier and calmer emotional life; a reality-based optimism for the future; fulfilling sex; and satisfying relationships.

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life

Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in Your Life Author Linda Martinez-Lewi
ISBN-10 1585426245
Year 2008
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Draws on profiles of such examples as Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ayn Rand to explore the personality disorder, identifying the sources of narcissism in today's world while explaining how to avoid narcissist-related abuse.

Help I m in Love with a Narcissist

Help  I m in Love with a Narcissist Author Steven Carter
ISBN-10 9781590770771
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Bestselling relationship gurus Carter and Sokol ("Men Who Can't Love" and "What Smart Women Know") enlighten readers about trying to love someone who can only love himself.

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Drama of the Gifted Child Author Alice Miller
ISBN-10 9780786743612
Year 2008-12-15
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.