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The story of a dysfunctional relationship between a codependent and a narcissist.


by Florence St. John

The story of a dysfunctional relationship between a codependent and a narcissist.

Florence thinks she’s finally met her soulmate when a friend from High School contacts her through the class website. Charismatic and funny, he sweeps her off her feet, but Daniel isn’t all that he seems. Entangled in love, money, and a dream, she realizes his game and struggles to take back her life.
This is a personal journey with a sociopath—the author exposes the many tricks of a conman who uses women for their money under the guise of love. Florence experiences love-bombing, deceit, lies, triangulation, devaluation, projection, gas lighting, shame, and discard.

Imagine being taken to the greatest heights of ecstasy only to find yourself free falling with no logical explanation. You hit the ground, stunned and confused, and then clutch your chest to close the gaping hole that exposes your heart. Feel the nerve endings twitch with electric heat at every pulse. Touch the open wound with the tips of your fingers. Visualize how the hole got there... Not with a razor-sharp knife, but with a spoon, over the course of months or even years, leaving you numb to the pain. This is what it's like to be involved with a sociopath. If you were feeling the red-hot coils of a stove, your reaction would be to jerk your hand away, but this kind of danger is psychological. Like a skillful game of chess, you watch your opponent, anticipating their next move. Once you’ve exhausted every avenue to find it makes no difference, and you shed the last drop of blood, you have to face the truth. As Gloria Steinem says, “The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off.”

Key chapters cover: Love Bombing, Emotional withholding abuse, Triangulation, Devaluating , Love Addiction , Cognitive Dissonance, Anxiety, Self-doubt, Codependency, Boundaries, The Five Stages of Grief. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Recovery process, and Learning to self-love

Special feature: includes article by Dr. Ross Rosenberg, The Codependent/Narcissist Dance

Winner of the 2012 Royal Palm Literary Awards. Includes Ross Rosenberg's article Codependency, Don't Dance.

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Pages: 454


Sales Rank: 614526

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