Our words shape our reality. Survivors of emotional abuse know this all too well. The power of the Narcopath is in feeling superior while destroying lives. Although the topic of Narcissism is a very serious one, and not to be taken lightly, I’ve found that humor really has really helped me to get my power back, and to see him for the riduculous human being that he is. I decided long ago that I would no longer refer to him as a Psycho, the Devil or Demon Spawn–those names gave him too much power, and I’m sure if he ever heard them, he’d get some sort of twisted satisfaction from knowing I hated him that much…so, I changed what I called him to “twat waffle”. (Notice how the “T” is lower case–it is a reminder to me that he is so pathetic that he doesn’t get a capital letter in his name.) I have his number and emails saved under this name. What is a twat waffle you ask? I have no idea. All I know is that the name makes laugh everytime I see it–I mean, sure it’s kinda ruined waffles for me, but the giggles I get from it are worth it. I highly recommend this technique, it really did help tremendously to change the way I felt about him. If you come up with a good name, I’d love to hear it!
My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.
Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.
It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
Latest posts by Dana (see all)
- Episode 30: Book Club Discussion on “Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse” by Joanna Moore - June 27, 2017
- Live Stream from June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017
- Episode 28: Gratitude Can Help Keep You Grounded - March 21, 2017