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How to Protect yourself from Narcissists, Psychopaths and Borderlines


relationship-boundaries-03Are you a self-described crazy woman magnet or crazy man magnet? Have you dated one emotionally unstable, emotionally unavailable and psychologically stunted person after the next? Are the majority of your exes a museum of various personality disorders — narcissists, borderlines, histrionics, dependents, paranoiacs and psychopaths, oh my?

While your former love interests may indeed have been as nutty as the Planter’s Peanut factory, lightning rarely strikes the same place more than once. Therefore, it’s time to look at your role in what attracts you to and attracts Crazy to you. In most cases, it’s a lack of boundaries, a lack of self-respect, faulty relationship beliefs, attitudes and behaviors learned in childhood and being easily manipulated by guilt, obligation, fear and pity.

Pining for a woman or man who mistreats and abuses you and calling it love is, obviously, a problem. For that matter, someone who regularly disrespects and devalues you, who lies to you and cheats on you, who financially exploits you, who undermines you and erodes your self-esteem, who makes you feel invisible — does not love you. None of these things add up to love, and if you believe they do or make excuses for being treated so shabbily you’ve got some work to do.

In other words, it’s time to do some Crazyproofing. It’s kind of like babyproofing, but instead of making a residence safer for a baby or toddler you’ll be making it safer for you to be in relationships. How? READ MORE.

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  1. Gerry Alexander
    February 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I got your book. Thank you for writing it. I discovered it too late. When I looked back on events and experiences in my own very modest life I began to reinterpret things I had witnessed. Not including my own experience, and only what I heard admitted directly by the women involved, I counted 12 occasions of abuse and false accusations by women known directly to me. I wish that false accusations could be treated as a form of violence.
    I have not lost faith in the existence of good people. But I feel very disappointed. Wishing you health and prosperity.

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