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“Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom’s Battle”

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Nature_Girl posted 7/14/2013 20:13 PM

Have you read this book? I'm in the middle of reading it, triggering right & left, feeling sick to my stomach, having to take breaks and calm myself down. But of course I can't stop reading it.

I feel like events, conversations and thoughts from my own life have been copied down & published. Only the names & a few locations have been changed. It breaks my heart to read about other moms (I know some dads go through this, but it's us moms who shoulder the majority of this problem) who have to watch the legal system utterly fail their children and allow mentally ill fathers access to their children & completely mindfuck them.

Nature_Girl posted 7/14/2013 20:33 PM

The Parent Without a Conscience :

dreamlife posted 7/14/2013 21:08 PM

I started watching old Seinfeld reruns about a year ago. (I could not understand the "funny show" when it first came out because my son had been killed and I drifted in/out of shock and grief for many years.)

Well, to my amazement now, its as if STBX had taken words and entire lines from the show!

Did he ever have a real Life of his own?

Was he in a padded cell somewhere for years?

There had been no break in his employment for 31 years and I saw the paperwork to prove this...

Its just crazy making!

I'm so sorry you are going through this, NG.

((((huge hugs)))

Nature_Girl posted 7/14/2013 21:26 PM

Well, to my amazement now, its as if STBX had taken words and entire lines from the show!

STBX loves to quote this show! Ohmygosh, I used to be driven over the edge of sanity when I'd try to have a conversation with him and he'd break into a script from Seinfeld for each response.

dreamlife posted 7/14/2013 21:30 PM


I have never had anyone do this before...what a total Mind Fuck!

peridot posted 7/15/2013 01:00 AM

I see things here on SI all the time that are similar or the same to my situation. It's like they can't get original or it's in some book that's handed out to all NPD's.

chikastuff posted 7/16/2013 07:13 AM

Bought it yesterday and read it in a night. There are so many similarities, but a lot of differences too. Narcissists and sociopaths come in many forms, they're like snowflakes that way. But I loved her approach to dealing with him. At many points I stopped and said "OMG I feel like I'm reading SI!" to myself.

Ashland13 posted 7/16/2013 10:34 AM

I'm not ready to read the books like this one, because of the triggers and inability to concentrate.

Oh yes, quotes come from Mr. Peckerwood at times and you can actually google them...he is sci fi oriented and I think would be glad to be Mr. Spock, for he has given me some of the actual lines or break up lines from those shows and movies.

There is evan a sort of robotic sense about him sometimes, like with emotions, and when I see or hear those shows, it's a little perturbing.

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