Note from Tina: Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed. My work load is full, I started doing travel writing and I’m now a married woman! Lot’s of positive things are happening in my life and I’m incredibly thankful. With that said, I am having a difficult time “manning” or “wo-mannig” One Mom’s Battle Facebook page on my own. More often than not, I find myself feeling very helpless while listening to horror stories from the Narc Battlefield and the weight of it all has taken its toll over the past few months. I don’t have all of the answers and I am frustrated by our system.
I recently reached out to “Jamie” who has been such a welcome and positive presence on the OMB Facebook page. She is filled with humor, a positive attitude and knowledge – I have grown to love her kick-ass attitude and I find myself looking forward to her posts on our community FB page. Jamie has agreed to come on board to help me run the OMB Facebook page and I am thrilled (huge understatement!). I think that Jamie is the positive force that will help all of us become empowered – we are going to throw the victim mentality straight out the window. Who’s with me? Go open your window….now throw it out….here we go!!!!! I proudly welcome my new partner- Jamie!!!!! With love, Tina
Here is a bit about Jamie:
“Jamie – The Limited Edition”
At one time or another, I have found myself in and out of every imaginable muddy trench a narcissist can create. Now in my 5th decade of life, I have escaped the dark cloud of narcissism that has loomed overhead. With the help, guidance, support, and friendship of some amazing and skillful individuals, I see sunshine. A parent and two husbands, totaling nearly 33 years of wedded “unbliss”, will no longer darken my days. A former special education teacher, I have survived the torturous rigors of a full psychological/custody evaluation, gaining FULL custody of my children, whom I have parented alone for over a decade. I have never “battled” over my children, but I will always “battle” for them. I have chosen to trade in my once worn suit of protective armor for sunscreen, walking every day forward, vulnerable, in the California Sunshine.
In three words, I GET IT!!! I get the UGGGHHHhhh of Narcissistic Personality Disorder that we all have experienced on some level… the hurt, the pain, the disappointments, the lies and distortions, the bait and switch, the divert and distract, the infidelities, the money made and the money “disappeared”, the lack of empathy and emotional intelligence, the objectification, the entitlements, the never-present attempts at partnering and co-parenting, the “If you’ll just give me another chances…”, the bruises and broken bones, the gazilllion violations of restraining/probation orders, the substance abuse, the yelling, the rage fits, the threatening air punches to the face, the excuses, the externalized blame and responsibility, the triangulation, the projections, the splitting and divided camps, the devaluations, the obscenities, the fear, the confusion, the weakened self-esteem; AND of course, the required suit of armor one must wear to survive it. I GET IT ALL!!! -Jamie
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