This podcast should be made into a series for Netflix! Thanks to Brandon, victims of narcissistic abuse can FINALLY make sense of the madness and don’t feel so alone in the world. This podcast is a true lifesaver and game changer!
Excellent host, and I love how he says “the floor is now yours” and lets his guests talk instead of so many hosts that take over the show. Sometimes the guests don’t know how to self edit and it becomes rambling, but he helps bring it back.
Coming from an 11+ year (beyond) chaotic relationship, I would have never understood what was happening until I found this podcast. Recently, the perfectionism and confusion episodes were so eye opening and I have listened to them multiple times. I am finally able to understand and apply the lessons appropriately (where I most definitely would not have a year ago when I separated) I appreciate your honesty, and willingness to be vulnerable to a crowd of unknown people. You are seen and reaching people that couldn’t put things into words. Hoping to share my story one of these days, until then.. I’ll keep taking notes with the help of your podcast.
Your perfectionism episode hits home. You are SO deeply appreciated for being you, thank you so much.
I’ve been playing these podcasts to continue going in my separation. I feel so bad for putting limits but listening to the stories have made me understand that I am not crazy and what I felt and delt with was real!
Please share this resource with Maya, and any other listeners who are going through a divorce with a narcissist, especially if they have children. This has helped me so much, along with your show and other resources. Thank you for all that you do! divorceuniversityonline.com with Tammy Ferreira
My new favorite podcast, listening to these stories makes me feel like I am not alone. Thank you.
It’s good to see so many people sharing their stories and opening up in order for others to feel inspired to heal.
Hearing from men who experience narc abuse is so valuable and hopefully stories like this one inspire other men to share. As a woman, I find the male perspective extra fascinating and enlightening. Thank you for opening up and letting the light in.
Wow…just spent the last 4 hours asking myself if I am the abuser because of the way I have reacted to my abuser. Wow. I’m really trying to leave and he has now convinced my family I’m crazy and have all this anger, where when we first met, I was too calm for him. I’ve questioned my sanity, my worth, and have so much guilt. Everything I thought I was has been turned upside down. I’m scared and mad at myself for getting into an abusive relationship AGAIN. Thank you for this podcast. I just found it by searching “domestic violence” on my podcast service and I’m so happy I found it. The relief I felt when I heard I was not alone in being blamed as the abuser by my abuser is more than I could ever describe. I hope I have the same confidence I feel now when I need to tell them to leave and not come back. Thank you!
This is a must listen to for anyone involved with or knows someone who is in an abusive relationship! So relatable and helpful! Thank you for doing this show I’m so glad I found it! These are such taboo topic’s sadly. You are blazing the trails for others to be able to address such scary isolating topics. Narcissistic apocalypse brings these real life experiences to the forefront of the podcast world!
Madison’s story sounds just like my story. I needed this story this week. Thanks for doing this and making me not feel as alone 💕
I’ve been listening to you for a few yrs now. I don’t know how I would have survived my last break up without your podcast. You can only understand what an abusive relationship does to a person if you have in fact been through it. I was never so addicted to a person as I was him. The pain was physical. And mental. I had a nervous breakdown and much more. But story by story, one by one You and your guest have pulled me through it. And of course my Heavenly Father. I still have moments and PTS but I know I’ll be okay now. My prayers to all your guests. And all my best to you Brandon. Thank you, Sonya
Love this podcast it’s so real and so truthful keep up the good work this podcast is so spot on
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.
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.