Dear New Friend,
Well, we are a year or more into our fledgling new friendship and I have laughed uproariously, smiled until my face cracked, hung out and did nothing, but hang out, dined, swam, gardened, shopped and chatted about everything under the sun. I also felt confident enough in our newly found connection to let down my guard and confide in you a little. You have confided in me too. We shared secrets and we shared ambitions and we just shared. Continue reading
Have you heard the saying, “Be kind to unkind people because they need it the most”? I’m thinking it’s probably credited to Mother Teresa and I’m sure whoever said it was just a true martyr in the biggest sense. I’m not interested in being a martyr anymore and if you’re anything like me, neither are you. Continue reading
This moment right here.
The preparation. Continue reading
Bringing my warm cup of coffee to the breakfast table, I eased into my chair opposite my friend’s nine year old daughter before taking a sip. I was visiting them in California for a few weeks and this was my first day there. Still being on East Coast time, I was an early riser. So was her daughter, since it was also a school day.
Her daughter was busy scooping cereal from her bowl to her mouth when she started talking to me about her day so far. I stared at her face in total horror. Sitting across from me was her gaping mouth filled with masticated Captain Crunchberries and slime. I almost upchucked my coffee. Continue reading
You got my mom pregnant
before you married her.
Then you beat on her,
threw her down the stairs
until you left.
Before you left
you cheated on her with another woman.
And you beat
on me. Continue reading
Usually when someone passes away normal folks reach out to the loved ones extending condolences and offers to help out, be there for them in their time of need or simply to reassure them they are loved. But a narcissist has no idea how to properly feel sympathy, or empathy, so their contact will be a little less consoling and a little more about how the death in your life affects them, than it does you.
A narcissist will make it all about themselves. Continue reading
I know you have probably heard this one before, but I want to share it again in hopes that some folks might start to believe it and do something about it.
No one can complete you.
Say that to yourself a few dozen times, because that is truth in it’s most pure form.
No one completes anyone else. Continue reading