Ethan & The Ruse of the Emotional Vampire – Narcissist Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Infidelity

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Brandon talks with Ethan about his toxic relationship with an emotional vampire. It’s a story of isolation, the fog, triangulation, infidelity, and invisible illnesses. Plus they discuss, gaslighting, walking on eggshells, rage, being overwhelmed, trust building, temper tantrums, platonic polyamory, bullying disguised as social justice, blame shifting, lying, no empathy, and much more. This episode was recorded in 2019 and was unedited in our bonus episodes until now. Stay tuned to the end as Brandon reflects on this episode and how the show has changed over time.

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