Irina grew up under the rule of a narcissistic mother who wielded her brand of manipulative emotional abuse with the precision of a doctors scalpel. Over time, Irina began to feel defective, and unfortunately, that belief carried into her abusive romantic relationships as she got older.
Irina’s story is also about her sister, who also endured her mother’s insidious abuse, but died by suicide as a child. Irina’s story is a witness to her life.
*** CONTENT WARNING – This episode discusses in detail the suicide of Irina’s older sister due to her mother’s torment and also the graphic descriptions of Irina’s suicidal ideation. This episode also has many graphic descriptions of physical abuse in romantic relationships and sexual assault. ***
To read Irina’s book, click here.
If you want to be a guest on our survivor story podcast, please click here or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help out our podcast, please fill out our listener survey, click here.
Thank you to our sponsor FACTOR. To get delicious fresh healthy meals delivered to your door and ready in 2 minutes, go to Factor at https://www.factormeals.com/nap50 and use promo code NAP50 to get 50% off.
Thank you to our sponsor BETTERHELP. If you need online counseling from anywhere in the world, please do go to https://www.betterhelp.com/nap Get started today and enjoy 10% off your first month.
If you or someone you know are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. DomesticShelters.org offers an extensive library of articles and resources that can help you make sense of what you’re experiencing, connect you with local resources and find ways to heal and move forward. Visit www.domesticshelters.org to access this free resource.
If you need help moving due to domestic violence, Shelter Movers may be able to help you. They operate by referral. Clients may be referred by any person of authority (social worker, doctor, police, crisis counselor, teacher, etc.) or public agency (shelter, hospital, school, workplace, place of worship, sexual assault centre, etc.). To reach them, click here.
Join our new Community Social Network at https://community.narcissistapocalypse.com/
Join our Instagram Channel at https://www.instagram.com/narcissistapocalypse
Join our Youtube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpTIgjTqVJa4caNWMIAJllA
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices