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Having said that, let me explain a bit further.
Some self help sites are excellent sources of information and support
Individuals are trained and licensed to offer timely professional help. Their approach is more one of objectivity and research based. That would not be me. Some of my insights will be right on. Some will be skewed by my perception and personal biases. I try to be fair, but I don’t claim to be objective, nor am I trained.
Many self help sites are run by well-intentioned people, but some have their own issues
That would be me. I was raised by narcissists and throughout my life surrounded myself by them. That has had an effect on me. This gives me insight from a personal perspective and I may validate some of your experiences and be of help to you, but I have my own issues. You should use discernment in reading my words… for that matter, use discernment in reading anybody’s words.
Some self help sites (not all, but still sadly too many) are run by ill-intentioned people
Yes, narcissists pose online as much as they do in person and will suck the life out of you, abuse and traumatize you there as well. Be careful.
I cannot answer personal email
See disclaimer and #1. I had for a while, but it takes more time, resources, knowledge and wisdom than I have. You’re better off looking to someone else. The email address I have for this blog is for author submission and/or inquiries only. You’d be so much better turning to legal or psychological counsel. Just make sure they know what narcissism is. ASK them.
I’ll do my best to answer author inquiries and approve first comments as timely as possible, but please bear in mind, I’m struggling as much as you and this is not a professional blog – just one woman’s attempt to make sense out of a crazy situation. I have to approve your first comment, but once that’s done, all the other comments will publish automatically.
Thanks for understanding!
~ demian (PhoenixRising)
P.S. all my posts prior to October 1, 2017 were published anonymously by me as PhoenixRising. Please read the post, About: 2017, to learn why I have decided to now post publicly. Still, I ask, that unless you’re a public figure, you post under an assumed name, anonymously, for safety reasons. Stay strong, stay true and stay safe!