Abusers, Narcissists and How to Cope with Both

Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:

  • Call and Share Your Mental Health Experiences on
  • Abusers and Narcissists
  • "Abusers, Narcissists and How to Cope with Both" On HealthyPlace TV
  • Coaching Forgiveness To The Grudge-Holding Child

Call and Share Your Mental Health Experiences on

People come to because they want to know about the mental health condition they, or their loved one, are living with and they're looking for information and support.

Today, we're opening a new feature on our site where anyone can call our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045), or record straight from our site, and share any aspect of their mental health experience. Positive or negative or anywhere in-between. The idea is to share the sum total of our experiences, so everyone can get a complete picture of what it's like and hopefully learn from each other.

By sharing your experience, you'll be helping the thousands of people who come by every day looking for more information and letting them know they are not alone in their feelings and the challenges they are facing. It's also another way for HealthyPlace members to communicate with each other.

Our toll-free number (1-888-883-8045) is open. You can call as many times as you want. You can even respond to other people's messages. We invite you to call and share your feelings and experiences right now.

You can listen to what other people are saying by clicking on the gray title bars inside the widgets located on the "Sharing Your Mental Health Experiences" homepage, the homepage, and the HealthyPlace Support Network homepage.

If you have any questions, write us at: info AT

Abusers and Narcissists

Unfortunately, those are two subjects we get dozens of emails about every week. Many times, they are mentioned in the same email.

"Hell doesn't describe my life. That's way too generous. You may think I'm kidding you, but I'm writing from a computer in the basement of a friend's house. The last time I sent an email from my computer, my husband found it, even though I deleted it. Jesus, I paid the price for that! Even though I'm trying to divorce him, I don't think I'll ever be rid of him. The court-ordered psychological evaluation said he's a narcissist. And my attorney says they are very tough to deal with. I don't know what I'm going to do." - Cissy

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Abusers and narcissists are almost synonymous. And if there's one person who knows about that subject, it's Sam Vaknin, narcissist and author of Malignant Self-Love, Narcissism Revisited.

Today, we're opening two new sections of his narcissism site on HealthyPlace. There are over 130 pages of new content on abusers and abusive behaviors and in-depth, easy-to-understand information on personality disorders. The abuse section covers everything from How to Spot an Abuser on Your First Date to the types of abusers and stalkers and how to deal with each.

Additional Insights into Abusers and Victims of Abuse:

Here are a few sample articles and a link to the entire table of contents for that section:

We also have in-depth information on all types of abuse in the HealthyPlace Abuse Issues Community.

"Abusers, Narcissists and How to Cope with Both" On HealthyPlace TV

Are you a victim of abuse? For many, abuse is one of those insidious things. You meet someone, they seem nice. Then slowly, the abusive behaviors creep in. And before you know it, you're facing a barrage of physical, emotional and verbal abuse. Sam Vaknin unveils the psychological profiles of these abusers and how you can deal with them on Tuesday's HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show.

Join us Tuesday, October 6, at a special time: 10a PT, 12noon CST, 1p EST. The show airs live on our website. Sam Vaknin will be taking your questions during the live show.

In the second half of the show, you get to ask Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, your personal mental health questions.

Still to Come in October on the HealthyPlace TV Show

  • Being Successful Despite ADHD
  • Shopping Addiction

If you would like to be a guest on the show or share you personal story in writing or via video, please write us at: producer AT

Click here for a list of previous HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Shows.

Coaching Forgiveness To The Grudge-Holding Child

Is your child forever holding grudges against friends and family? How can you coach him/her to be more forgiving?

The Parenting Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, has a solution.

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2009, October 6). Abusers, Narcissists and How to Cope with Both, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 13 from

Last Updated: September 5, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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