When the narcissist apocalypse arrives, what side will you be on? Join us on the How To Survive The Narcissist Apocalypse Podcast, with Chad The Impaler, where he will interview experts in the field of narcissism, confront narcissists from our past and present, discuss the state of our social media obsessed world, and most of all, inform everyone about the upcoming narcissist apocalypse and..
Chad talks to Paige about growing up with a covert narcissist mother and having no support system to rely upon. At one point, Paige found herself sleeping in her car with nowhere to go, but through her inner strength, she persevered. Paige is now on the healing side of her experience and has done it all on her own. She should be very proud of herself, and she's a real inspiration for those of us that were raised in narcissistic households.
Chad talks with Lexie about being adopted by a narcissistic mother and her life as the primary scapegoat amongst her ten siblings. It's a real testament to Lexie's strength/faith that she's on the other side of her healing process and doing quite well. It's a sad story but a fun conversation, as they also discuss the Twilight films of all things. Oh, and Chad gets enlightened by her too. It really is a great episode.
Chad talks with David about being raised by a physically/mentally abusive narcissistic father and his own identity struggles as an adult. David's story is one of perseverance and strength as the many offshoots from his upbringing made his adult life very challenging. For most people, it's challenging to understand how someone might not have a sense of who they are or what they even like, but if you listen to David's story, you'll finally understand how this can happen. *Trigger Warning* Sexual Abuse (not by his father) is briefly discussed in this episode.
Chad talks to Olivia about the abuse she endured during her traumatic relationship with a narcissist and the psychological issues that developed in the aftermath, which include PTSD and OCD. And remarkably, through this all, Olivia is now positively reframing her experience as a way to heal and to work on her lifelong people pleasing/boundary issues. *Trigger Warning -This episode discusses sexual assault and has uncomfortable language.
Chad talks with Jana about her traumatic 12-year marriage to a narcissist and the trust issues that developed with her daughters in the aftermath. Plus, they discuss the awareness of codpendency as part of the healing process.
Chad has his old pal Melissa back on the show to read unsent 'Letters To My Narcissist' that were written by a handful of courageous narcissist abuse survivors. They also discuss their own letters, their lives, Oprah, gift giving, and much, much more. It's a powerful and cathartic episode which has a bunch of laughs too. We'd like to thank everyone from Reddit who took part, as well as Rachel Pollock, and Kristen Milstead from Fairtytaleshadows.com
Chad talks to Sofia about going No Contact with her narcissistic mother and sister. Plus, they discuss somatic healing, the benefit of creating physical distance, how no contact isn't for everyone, the sadness of our family realities, and much, much, more. It sounds depressing, but it's actually a fun episode with lots of laughs, as Sofia goes from guest to host towards the end. Oh, and even Alanis Morissette is discussed in this episode. It's got everything.
Chad talks with Sara about her psychologically damaging relationship with a malignant narcissist while simultaneously dealing with many other stressful life events. The fact that she made it through is a testament to her bravery and strength. There are a lot of twists and turns to this story, so stay tuned to the end. Sara is proof that this could happen to anyone.
Chad talks with Kat about moving across the country to be with her seemingly normal partner, only to find out that she was the prey of a very controlling narcissist, who was most likely a sociopath. In this conversation, we discuss how Kat's partner took advantage of her vulnerability, how Kat's narcissist created a very jail like controlling environment, love and what love is not, and how Kat is coping in the aftermath of it all.
Chad talks with Jodee Prouse about her memoir, The Sun Is Gone, which is the story of her life as the sister of an addict and the fixer for all her family problems. And it wasn't until the memoir was complete, that Jodee realized that she had been the daughter to a narcissistic mother the whole time. It's a conversation about codependency, learned helplessness, and taking your life back. Plus, Chad discusses the Enneagram Personality Test and correctly predicts Jodee's type/subtype because he knows her pain all too well. Spoiler Alert: Of 27 possibilities, they were the exact same thing.