Episodes
Chad talks with Hanna about her 10 year relationship with a very controlling and eventually physically abusive narcissist. It's a story of guilt, caretaking, confusion, power, and so much more. Come take a listen. Sign up to our High Conflict Parenting Courses at https://narcissistapocalypse.com/courses Join our Patreon for extra content and support the show https://www.patreon.com/narcissistapocalypse Come listen to our new podcast called Narcissist Apocalypse: Q&A ...
Published 03/30/20
Chad talks with Holly about her marriage to a very deceptive narcissist, who if desperate enough, would have been capable of anything. It's a story of infidelity, divorce, co-parenting, and finding yourself again in the aftermath of narcissistic abuse. Sign up to our High Conflict Parenting Courses at https://narcissistapocalypse.com/courses Join our Patreon for extra content and support the show https://www.patreon.com/narcissistapocalypse Come listen to our new podcast called...
Published 03/23/20
Chad talks with Divine about her abusive marriage with a rage filled narcissist who loved to self medicate. Plus, they discuss walking on eggsells, losing yourself within the relationship, infidelity, suicide, and much more. *** Trigger Warning - We do discuss suicide multiple times on this episode. Please do not listen if this triggers you. *** Join our Patreon for extra content and support the show https://www.patreon.com/narcissistapocalypse Come listen to our new podcast called...
Published 03/16/20
Chad talks with Lala about her 10 year toxic relationship with a narcissist that used all sorts of abuse tactics, including extreme versions of the silent treatment, control, and rage. It's a story about fighting for your belief in family, hoping for change, and the realization that it will never happen. Join our Patreon for extra content and support the show https://www.patreon.com/narcissistapocalypse Come listen to our new podcast called Narcissist Apocalypse: Q&A ...
Published 03/09/20
Chad talks with Adrianna about her 3 year toxic relationship with a hot tempered narcissist and the atomic love bombing that kept her from seeing the truth of her situation. In fact, never in her wildest of nightmares did Adrianna ever think she'd be hiding in bushes afraid for her life. Plus, they delve Adrianna's past and discuss being seen for the first time, infidelity, and growing from the mistakes you make along the way. Join our Patreon for extra content and support the show...
Published 03/02/20
Chad talks with Layza about her 30 year abusive marriage to a raging narcissist and how one of her adult children has become just as abusive toward her in the aftermath. It's a story about getting married too young, becoming isolated, parental alienation, and feeling like you're trapped. Layza has been through hell and back, but fortunately, she's still alive and healing. *** Trigger Warning - Graphic Language & Descriptions of Graphic Physical Violence are Used in This Episode....
Published 02/24/20
Chad talks with Scout about growing up in a dysfunctional family, her abusive marriage, codependency, and self worth. Scout opens up about regcognizing that she was the victim of narcissistic abuse, her belief system that contributed to her staying, and the process of finding herself once the relationship was over. It's an inspiring episode that discusses a common problem for a lot of us, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Come listen to our new podcast called Narcissist Apocalypse: Q&A ...
Published 02/17/20
It's the one-year anniversary of the podcast, and Chad briefly runs down the year that was with his old pal Melissa. But don't you fret, there's still a big interview with a narcissistic abuse survivor named Conti and Chad talks with Conti about her abusive relationship, generational trauma, obsessive thoughts, and PTSD. It's quite the winding road of an interview that will help those battling obsessive thoughts/PTSD feel less alone and help others understand what they go through. Also, the...
Published 02/10/20
Chad talks with Clover about her abusive relationship with a conflict loving firefighter. It's a story of being caught in the fog of chaos, finding a glimmer of clarity, grabbing it, and navigating your way out safely. From discussing her love addiction to her health issues, to the planning that went into leaving, Clover is an open book and a beacon of hope for victims of domestic abuse everywhere. **** To join our Facebook Support Group go to facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse.com...
Published 02/03/20
Chad talks with Darrin about his codependency issues and how it was a recipe for disaster in his relationship with a narcissist. Darrin deep dives into his codependent patterns, his feelings of never being good enough, and taking responsibility for his own issues. His introspection eventually leads him to a better understanding of himself and the ability to heal his current/past relationship wounds. **** To join our Facebook Support Group go to facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse.com...
Published 01/27/20
Chad talks with Essence about her abusive relationship and the coercive control that almost pushed her into ending her own life. Essence didn't recognize herself anymore and she was sent spiralling down a deep hole that she didn't think she'd ever be able to climb her way out from. However, she's currently dealing with PTSD and finding her way back. *** Suicicde is discussed at 1:04:10 until 1:05:25 for those who want to skip that section *** *** Our facebook support group is...
Published 01/20/20
Jewelz comes back to the show and interviews Chad about his experience with a high-conflict and vindictive former neighbor. They discuss what is was like to be a prisoner in your own home, patience, feeling stuck, disengagement, being proactive behind the scenes, and being properly prepared for the possibility of going to court. Plus, they have a few good laughs along the way. **** Our Facebook Support Group can be found at facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse **** Special Guest: Jewlez.
Published 01/13/20
Chad talks with Jaws about her abusive relationship with a very jealous, manipulative, and controlling narcissist. She shares her insights into her proactive behaviors and how she lost herself by trying to prove her loyalty throughout the relationship. They also discuss mirroring, happiness, divorce, and co-parenting. **** To join our Facebook Support Group go to facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse.com **** Special Guest: Jaws.
Published 01/06/20
Chad talks with Doris about her relationship with a very reactive physical abuser and the struggle to break free from domestic violence. They discuss changing hoover tactics as a way to confuse, being damned if you do and damned if you don't, protecting your children by any means necessary, the broken court system, and much, much, more. **** Our Facebook Support Group can be found at facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse and the articl ementioned in this podcast can be found at...
Published 12/30/19
Chad talks with Delilah about her abusive marriage and how her husband used her children as pawns just to spite her. Like most survivors of abuse, Delilah ignored many of the red flags, found herself deep into an abusive relationship, and felt that she had no way out. Delilah's story is one of sobriety, community, hope, and a miracle of a relationship strategy that reversed her misfortunes. Special Guest: Delilah.
Published 12/23/19
Chad talks with Maxim about getting plucked from a Ukrainian Orphanage at the age of ten and the confusion of being adopted by a new family in the United States. Maxim bravely tells his story of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his new parents, which eventually led to a suicide attempt. However, against all odds, Maxim has created a new life for himself and is currently at peace with his past. It's an extraordinary story about the power of unconditional love. **** Our Facebook...
Published 12/16/19
Chad talks with Saarah about being raised in a dysfunctional home and her six abusive relationship with her controlling husband. From devaluation, to proactive discrediting, to gaslighting, to the loss of her identity.....Saarah endured it all and more. But fortunately, Saarah has made it out to the other side of her healing process and is quite the inspiration for us all. **** Come join our Facebook Support Group at facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse **** Special Guest: Saarah.
Published 12/09/19
Chad talks with Jenna Lee about her abusive relationship with a sadistic firefighter that just wanted to control her. Unbeknownst to Jenna Lee, her former partner created a trust bond through the use of his profession, love bombing, and extreme mirroring. And once this bond was created, the devaluation began, and his true motives of control came to light. It was quite the methodical breakdown. **** Come Join Our Facebook Group at facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse **** Special Guest:...
Published 12/02/19
Chad and his old pal Melissa listen to unsent 'Letters To My Narcissist' that they received from a handful of courageous narcissistic abuse survivors. It's an emotional roller coaster of an episode that will make you laugh and cry, with some goosebumps in between. Prepare to be impacted. *** TRIGGER WARNING - Letter One dicusses sexual abuse and child sexual abuse. If this is a trigger for you, please skip to letter two. *** Our Facebook Group can be found at...
Published 11/25/19
Chad talks with Rachel about her confusing relationship with a narcissist who helped her get sober and then almost drove her back to drinking. They discuss this ultimate trust building event, and then the devaluation/boundary testing that followed. Plus, they touch on the subjects of attachment, trickle truthing, sobriety, supply, divine intervention, and so much more. **** You can find Rachel on Instagram @wholehumanheart to find out more about addiction and recovery **** Our Facebook Group...
Published 11/18/19
Chad talks with Diamond about growing up in a dysfunctional family with an emotionally disturbed brother and an abusive mother. Diamond's mother used sarcasm and mocking as a way to implant negative beliefs to destroy Diamond from the inside out. This episode discusses parentification, addiction, self-doubt, trust, proactive discrediting, and much more. Plus, there's even a middle of the night escape story. Diamond has made it through to the other side, and her resiliency is quite inspiring....
Published 11/11/19
Chad talks with Alex about the 15 years of devaluation he endured at the hands of his narcissistic ex-wife. While Alex was the best family man he could be, his ex-wife exploited his love of family to devalue and control him every way. Alex's story is equal parts unbelievable, yet very relatable at its core. Special Guest: Alex.
Published 11/04/19
Chad talks to Jenny about being raised by her overbearing father, who saw her as the holy grail of narcissistic supply. They touch on the subjects of addiction, perfectionism, feeling responsible for other people's feelings, mirroring, walking on eggshells, enmeshment, nitpicking, EMDR Therapy, and so much more. Even if you're not a child of a narcissist, you'll find many things you can learn from in this episode. * Our Facebook Group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse...
Published 10/28/19
Chad talks with Billy Jean about her current marriage to a controlling narcissist and how she's gaining the strength to leave him. Plus, they discuss her serial narcissist dating history and how growing up in a dysfunctional home created an environment for her to tolerate abusive behavior. Billy Jean's awareness of these patterns has given her a sense of empowerment, and her road to self-discovery will inspire you. * Our Facebook Group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/narcissistapocalypse...
Published 10/21/19
Chad talks with Grace about her abusive relationship with a narcissist and the issues she's dealt with in the aftermath. They discuss validation, addiction, setting an example for children, understanding your own behavior, trust issues (with others and yourself), and the importance of resetting yourself as you try to baby-step yourself out of your safety zone. There are a lot of lessons to be learned in this episode, so take a listen. * Our Facebook Group is...
Published 10/14/19