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Why ‘No Contact,’ Intentional Detachment, & Support Help the Trauma Bond

‘No Contact,’ Detachment, & Support © 2017 Rhonda Freeman, PhD  | All Rights Reserved The combination of (non-professional) approaches I have found to be most helpful for survivors to implement in the aftermath of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse are No Contact Detachment Support Let’s look at why. Feeling deeply attached to a partner that has turned… Read More »

Narcissistic & Psychopathic Relationships – Blindsiding and Discarding

Narcissistic & Psychopathic Relationships Blindsiding and Discarding © 2016 Rhonda Freeman, PhD | All Rights Reserved No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Control, rudeness, and disdain will often replace the red hot, all-consuming attraction (‘love’) they have for their partners.  This is one of many hallmarks of a narcissistic and psychopathic relationship. In relationships with individuals with psychopathy and… Read More »

Healing After Trauma – Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse

Healing After Trauma | Narcissistic & Psychopathic Abuse © 2016 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form Cruelty, psychological games, and danger are never love. This is why the breakup period or aftermath with abusers will usually require a recovery process. Healing. It is not a matter of a broken… Read More »

Psychopath or Narcissist: Lingering Pain After the Relationship [Part I]

Lingering Pain After a Relationship with a Psychopath or Narcissist © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved | No Unauthorized Reproduction Permitted in any form The aftermath of a relationship with a psychopath or narcissist can be a painful place to be. Intimate involvement with partners who are selfish, controlling, punitive, and dishonest can feel unsafe,… Read More »

Lying & Deception in Abusive Relationships

The Brain and Body as a Lie Detector? Lying and Deception in Relationships with Narcissistic or Psychopathic Partners  © 2013 NeuroInstincts | All Rights Reserved Lying and deception are extremely common within psychopathic and narcissistic relationships. When individuals lack the ability to engage with others in a moral fashion, are incapable of genuine care, coupled with the… Read More »

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