I listened to this podcast today and listened to some of your other podcasts. My heart goes out to spouses and their children who have, to no fault of their own suffered from the Abuse and Trauma inflicted upon them by this dark, twisted, weak and evil type of “person”. They are like a nuclear plant spilling. They not only destroy their family but destroy the lives of all of those that love and support the victim and victims. It is simply sick that a person would block a mother from going to her crying child because they insisted on having their needs met first. She had to have sex with this despicable creep before she could get to her crying child. We need to continue calling out the Narcissist and the damage they do to their own children and or any other people that they prey on. And the life long scars their victims are left to carry. I commend and applaud your guest in this podcast, who demonstrates the courage and dignity to share her story. And shining light on the dark, lurking sicko narcissist she was married to. Call it out so someone else can benefit from hearing your story. Maybe others will learn to spot these creeps (male or female) and run from them sooner than later. I happen to be a male. So men and women are in harms way when they get involved with a narcissist.
Once, I was eating a bag of chips, and I reached in, and pulled out a pretzel. It was honestly, the worst thing that ever happened to me. Five stars!
Thank you for creating this show.
It's so incredibly helpful to hear in the victim's own voice. So much clarity hearing such obviously blatant abuse to other women, and how hard they worked and how deeply they loved. It's all so clear when it's happening to someone else.
I appreciate all of you sharing your stories. Thanks Brandon for this show. This is an important podcast and if I had known all this years before I met my abuser I would have known to get away much quicker than I did.
This podcast taught me too much to describe in this review, but the bottom line is that it made me see two Life-changing facts: 1. I’m not crazy or alone, and 2., that I needed to seek professional help. Thank you SO much, Brandon. Thank you.
This podcast has helped me immensely. Hearing people's stories has validated everything i've gone through. A true life saver and I can't thank every guest enough.
This podcast is a gamechanger. You will find yourself not doubting if you made the right decision in your own tale. For survivors sharing theirs here will resonate in a way like none other. This podcast has taught me so so so much in such a little time. I keep it playing and I don’t feel so alone or isolated. It’s real. It’s raw. Unfiltered. Yet professional and personal. Educational and equipping. Bravo, Brandon! Thanks for doing work that matters. Life-changing. This community is that…it’s hardly “just” a podcast. It’s a lifeline. I’m so grateful.
My friend recommended that I listen to this show and it's changed my life. A lot of tears but good ones. I'm grieving, but i'm also healing. One day I hope to be a guest myself. The best.
I think I've listened to every episode twice. I go back to it every time I need to know that I wasn't crazy. These things happened to me too.
I am so grateful this podcast exists. It was a very important reminder of how bad things can get when I was in an addictive cycle with a toxic relationship. It helped ground me when I felt that confusing disorientation of manipulation, and it helped me get out and stay out even when I felt weak. Thanks for all that you do Chad!
I'm so thankful for this show, the courage of the survivors that share, for Chad's hardwork and dedication and passion to keep this platform available! I have learned so much, ways to identify and understand what I have been through with my mother and how that has led me into abusive relationships. I just cant express how much I have learned and grown, thank you!
Been listening to this show and participating in the group for a couple years now. It’s a great community, but the show itself is just so solid. I love the interviewer’s thoughtful questions and the variety in stories. Very healing. Not blown up and pathologizing of abusers or victims, just feels real.
I have listened to several podcasts about narcissism, as I try to learn about it and while I have learned a lot from several of them out there- this one is the best, in my opinion. I appreciate the stories that the guests share, as I always learn something, despite how sad it is to hear the terrible things people go through when dealing with a narcissist. The show is really valuable and I appreciate the time and energy that is put into it.
I’m super obsessed with this podcast! Brandon your an excellent interviewer. Listening to this podcast has helped me heal from my narc husband more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for doing what you do! Please don’t ever stop podcasting!
I’ve been struggling to understand why I’ve always felt so upset and traumatized by the narc in my life. When I try to tell people about the situation, it doesn’t make much sense. I feel like I’ve found my people! As I listen to this podcast, I feel myself nodding and agreeing, or swearing right out loud! I cringe sometimes as I can sense what’s going to happen next. I really love this show and have been binge listening to it. This show reminds me not to get sucked in again by the “good times”.
This is my favorite podcast on this topic. And I listen to many!! Chad is an amazing host. He gives people a platform to tell their personal experience with narcissistic abuse. It is very real and not scripted like other shows. Listening to other people’s stories has helped me tremendously.
Marie’s story was so so chilling. The calmness and the planning that went into his manipulations. Marie is a phenomenal story teller. Even when she gets a bit discombobulated, you’re there with her, because you needed a break as well. She’s brilliant, yet fell for this. I want to give her huge props for being so patient throughout the whole ordeal. I would have snapped and by snapped I mean like the podcast snapped. Lolol. But Marie is calm, and exits slowly and gracefully.
A must podcast to subscribe to. This is so educational and informative to everyone. “Chad” is frickin awesome with his sweet sweet voice that has a calming affect given the harsh and horrific personal stories his guests share with us. We ALL know someone who are in an abusive relationship and feel helpless. NAP expose all aspects a dv. If you are in an abusive relationship please listen to this podcast. It will help you do what’s in YOUR best interests and safety. The experts on here are all SO helpful! Chad is the best! He goes above and beyond. We need more men like Chad. He does not judge. One more thing: he explores narc parents and the affects it has on children brought up in these crazy households.
Had the opportunity to speak with the host. We had a great conversation about the issues discussed in their show. I recommend this to any abuse survivors or anyone who is looking to understand the complexities that come with dealing with narcissistic relationships & people
This is by far my favorite podcast. I have listened to every single episode. It is so comforting knowing there are other people out there that have dealt with this kind of abuse not that I wish this on anyone. This podcast is my therapy. Thank you to everyone who has shared their story. One day I hope I can too. Thank you.
This podcast is my therapy any time I start spiraling down the rabbit hole and missing my narcissistic ex-husband. It’s a reminder that these patterns of behavior aren’t unique, it’s a very real personality disorder that is predictable and dangerous. Remember that the narcissist knows how to portray a normal, healthy person on the surface. Thank you, Brandon, for this gift of a podcast.
Glad there’s a podcast that gives a voice to the victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse!!!
...that I was deep in an abusive relationship with a narcissist! But once I did all the balls clicked into place and podcasts like this have helped immeasurably. Thank you Brandon & everyone featured and sharing their stories.
This has become my favorite podcast to listen to about narcissistic relationships of all kinds. I am almost 5 months out of my abusive situation and listening to these stories as well as the insight from Brandon, the victims that are speaking out and the special guests is helping my healing process a great deal not only from my recent relationship but really my whole life. I hope one day to share my story. Thank you Brandon! Thank you to all of you willing to share your story to help others like me!
This podcast was a godsend for me after my toxic relationship with a narcissistic person. I love podcasts as entertainment but this is different as Chad is helping people through this medium. Also his community for survivors is amazing!
Chad (i’m going to call him Chad because his friends call him Chad...) has created an amazing combination of Pod cast and support network. The combination of Survivor Stories on Mondays, Information episodes on Fridays, and a website with support networking resources.... Chad is a brilliant man helping so many people.
I listed to this podcast incessantly after learning my mother is an abusive narcissist. I learned an invaluable amount of information from listening to survivor stories and some of the Q & A episodes with experts and others who consider themselves specialists. The podcast and support community have really been integral to my abuse recovery.
This is an incredible Podcast! Guest are very compelling & professional Guests are very informative! Recommend this podcast for anyone trying to learn about Narcissism and/or cycles and patterns of abuse. This podcast also offers numerous resources for listeners. Highly recommend.
This is a survivor story podcast with Q & A’s from Leading people in the field. It saved my life.
I have listened to every episode. It has been the most helpful resource I have found so far- just to be able to relate to people.
Thank you Impaler
This was one of the first shows I found when I first realized I was dealing with a narcissist, and the show gets the most real insight because it has real stories - not just somebody’s opinion telling me over and over what to do but no inspiration- you'll find that here. Thanks so much for this content!
I love listening to these podcasts because during my time with my Narc I had trouble sorting through his possible intentions and my possible feelings. Listening to others story not only makes me feel like I’m not alone but it also gives me words to things that I had trouble grasping. And because I can now put my fingers on my feelings I am starting to have healing and I’m getting a little chuckle out of some of my behavior which before I used to beat myself up.
As a survivor of narcissistic abuse (just barely out of the situation that was so crushing and devastating), I’m literally subsisting on these in-depth, long format episodes to get through and hear the details of so many situations that mirror mine. I had no idea what was happening to me. I feel so grateful to find this podcast. Brandon is an excellent interviewer, and now that I’m also in the support group he runs, I feel very fortunate to have found this community.
While it is absolutely horrible that so many people go through this, it’s very validating for those of us with this experience to hear other peoples stories. Thank you for helping to tell them.
Jaws ex is like the guy I’m currently trying to leave. Paranoia and off the wall accusations. So relatable.
Now that I’m healing, I love this podcast! At first it was overwhelming but my wounds were too fresh. Once I realized how similar our stories are, it became educational instead of painful. Our stories have so many similarities but most important, we should no longer feel so alone after tuning in. Thank you!
This podcast has truly been life changing for me. I found this podcast nearly a year ago after leaving an abusive relationship and I listened every single day for months until I heard every available episode. It's that compelling and that good. I had been researching narcissism and narcissistic abuse for nearly 5 years and nothing came close to illustrating the toxicity of these relationships. This podcast feels like a beacon of light in a very dark place. As a psychologist, I thought I had a decent understanding of narcissism and abuse dynamics, but after discovering I had survived a narcissistic relationship myself, I realized how insidious this abuse reallly is. The survivors' stories on this podcast detail the nuances of manipulation within the narcissistic abuse dynamic and, for the first time, I felt completely understood - again and again as I listen I feel validated because I relate so much to the stories the survivors courageously share. Brandon does a phenomenal job giving the survivors space to share their stories with very little interruption. When he does interject, his questions are thoughtful and on point and he exudes understanding, compassion and support. He offers support off the podcast, as well, by graciously giving of his time to facilitate support groups for survivors. Listening to ths podcast has been very healing for me personally and has led me to feel better equipped professionally to help those who have endured this form of abuse. The impact of the work being done on this podcast to shed light on a critically important topic cannot be overstated. I am beyond grateful to have found this podcast and believe anyone, whether having survived such a relationship or not will benefit from listening. A+