The Psychologist and Her Narcissists

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A book review of The Psychologist and Her Narcissists: a Guide to Surviving Toxic Relationships by Jenny Tamasi

A book review of The Psychologist and Her Narcissists: a Guide to Surviving Toxic Relationships by Jenny Tamasi

Stars: ****

Lionwood Publishing (2020)
Abuse Self-Help
190 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: How can you overcome a toxic relationship? One where you often find yourself afraid, confused and feeling betrayed? One where you are constantly walking on eggshells? Or one where there seems to be no way out? This is a book about relationships, childhood trauma and healing. The people in this book are a real-life demonstration of what happens when we ignore the red flags in our relationships, overlook our childhood traumas and neglect our own healing process.

Read about the traits of narcissism with real-life examples drawn from the life of a female Psychologist, as she retells the story of her two narcissistic lovers and the relationships she had with them back to back. Discover the difference between a covert and an overt narcissist. Learn how to identify and then heal your own childhood traumas. Develop a self-care practice with therapy tools such as CBT and Mindfulness. Repair the emotional damage that you may have suffered as a result of living with or loving a narcissist. Finally, be encouraged that you can and will overcome abuse and reclaim your life.

The Psychologist & Her Narcissists

The author, a psychologist, dealt with two narcissist relationships in her lifetime. Here she shares what happened and the warning signs to look for. Whether you just want to avoid one, or you might be in such a relationship, this book will guide you.

If you have been lucky to never be in a bad relationship, perhaps you know someone who is. As the author points out though, it’s not just as simple as telling your friend to leave the relationship. The author explains trauma bonding and love-bombing, two things which make it hard for the person to leave the relationship. However reading the book will still help understand this so you can better see why it’s hard for your friend to leave.

It’s not a long book which is good as those in a toxic relationship probably don’t have a lot of time to read a book, let alone one they are probably hiding from their relationship. If you are in a toxic relationship, perhaps you can have a trusted friend order this book and read it when you visit. Or perhaps you can buy an e-book version and keep it on your phone.

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