Happy Birthday to The Narcissist Support (aka Thrive After Abuse) YouTube Channel

It’s hard to believe it has been one year already!

The past year has been one learning curve after another with this website, the YouTube channel, all different kinds of social media I never thought I wanted (or needed) to learn about, and really with technology as a whole. (And if you tried to catch the live stream a few days ago, then you know that learning curve still isn’t over!)

But despite all of the stumbling blocks and growing pains, a lot of amazing-ness has happened that really makes my heart smile.

My favorite parts of that amazing-ness is found in the support groups. It is just so cool to see people reaching out and supporting each other–especially with the new members who are so lost, scared, confused, and overwhelmed when they first get here.  And boy, I so remember that feeling–I think we all do.

It really warms my heart to see people taking these new members under their wing, and then seeing these new members go from the depths of hurt to finding some rays of hope for an even better tomorrow. It’s so cool to see just how much people can blossom in such a short period of time when they are planted in the right kind of soil. 🙂

Perhaps what really brings tears to my eyes to see the ripple effect that comes from all of the sharing, feedback, and support that goes on. I just love hearing about everyone’s aha moments and daily victories and the difference those make not just in their lives, but in the lives of their children.

This ripple effect of validation, awareness, and overall reclaiming our power and control is how the cycle of abuse gets broken. This is how healing happens. This is how we all move forward and thrive from all this.  And y’all, we are doing it!  Everyday and in every way we are moving forward and we are healing from this.

What’s really cool is that this website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page reach over a million people a month.  The thought that we are able to spread that much awareness makes me want to jump for joy, because awareness of a problem is a huge first step!  I just get so excited by the thought of reaching people who are floundering around out there trying to make sense of what’s going on, and helping them to swim to shore.

And now that I am getting my “sea legs” with all this, I hope to really be able to really move full-steam ahead with info on healing and thriving in the next 12 months, as I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of everything that I’d like to do!

So a big thank you and (((HUG))) from me to you for all your support (and patience) of me, and of each other, and I hope that the next 12 months will be even more awesome!

All my love,

Dana <3

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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse.

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.
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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse. 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.

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  1. I would like to join the Facebook page please. My email is dlturner6352@gmail.com. I was married to a narcissist for twenty years, but I gathered the guts and some great friends who helped me get out with my children. Any help you can give me would be wonderful! I just feel like a total loser for ending up with him in the first place, and I do not think I can ever trust myself or anyone else again. Please help. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for all of your videos. I thrive on your knowledge and thank you for shareing your story and knowledge.
    I do have a question for you. The people I love and are on my side bc of this terrible breakup, look at me crazy when I say ive watched and researched about Narc. Im not a Dr, but he definetly is. I think they think im crazy.
    You are totally right about him telling others crazy stuff about me. Ive been really worried
    About our court date to finish the final orders with my daughtet. His parents are not good people, thats a understatement. They have treated my daughter and I horribly since I found out I was pregnant with her. After we broke up, he ran home to his Mommy and has told everyone wild crazy lie about me to justify his actions. There is no justification fir how he exited our lives. I was so upset and full with anxiety, I have talked to a physic to clarify what to expect. (I dont have many people to talk to bc I was in his shawdow for 5 years). Anyways, they told me something bad is coming out in court, a lie, coming from his parents that he told them. They also told me he is extremly worried this is all going to come out, bc he will be caught in a lie. Right now he is telling me he doesnt want to go court. But I have a feeling his parents will push the envelope. They wanted nothing to do with my daughter, and now the split happened, they want to have my daughter everyother weekend on his time. (Bc he jusy left to work in NC fir 9 months.) Im not sending my daughter to a strangers house…period. I hope this doesnt get really nasty.
    Its been 6 weeks since the split. He has done so much damage. I still dont feel its real. Im prepareing myself for hoovering, but dont think im strong enough.
    Anyways, any advise is needed.
    Thank you, Dane
    Xo

  3. Thank you! This past year has been a really wild ride–but it’s been totally worth it. I hope that this next year is even better (and more organized) lol.

  4. Hi everyone, I am so glad I found this site and you tube channel it has saved my sanity? For 6 years I was in a relationship with now I know he is a narcissist, although he was a recovering alcohols I put it down to that but boy have I been blown away with the discovery. My narc had a totally separate life during the week always taking jobs in different places/countries he would never commit as he was very jealous of my two daughters who were only little girls when I met him, he had a daughter of his own but was a complete controller. I was left totally insane at the end of the relationship, he controlled, wouldn’t commit even after we had our child, I found a condom in his wash bag and he had been on dating apps on Facebook he told me he had signed up for them when he made a Facebook but deep down I knew it was lies. He would say he was going to move in with us then go for interviews local get the job then take a job somewhere in another country. I was so confused, then one day when our child was 2 he was taking yet another job half way around the world. He would bring up woman’s names saying this one wants me to get make up at the airport and that one wants me to do this I was a wreck. I found a leaving card from his work signed from his workmates saying hope there are better chicks over there, and inappropriate things it was as if I didn’t exist. I confronted him and he was so angry I dare to question him. He left for the new job and when he came back for his weeks off we went on holiday and he just totally cut me off, I was left devastated it was like he just pulled down a shutter and moved on. I am only now 3 years on recovering as he has controlled me through our child, he has had a bank account at my family’s address asking me to get him statements, parcels sent to my house the list goes on, him and his family haven’t said a word about him seeing anyone else and I got a text out the blue saying he was engaged and planning on getting married this year. Well you could have blown me away, the lies and deceit from himself and his family. The worst thing is he would commit to me and my son and he didn’t want the girls either. This new supply as far as I have heard now is foriegn from where he was working and has no kids. I can’t get over him marrying as he cut off his first wife when the child was 2 weeks old and cut off the relationship before me.

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