The Cuckoo Behavior of the Narcissist

“Reed warbler raising the young of a common cuckoo.” Photo Credit: Harald Olsen ¹ The analogy I use with clients when describing the effects of being in relationship with a narcissist are the fascinating, yet destructive breeding habits of the European common cuckoo. This bird is a brood parasite, which means it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. […]

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The Paradox of Grief

“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me”. (Psalm 42:7) Growing up, my grandmother (Ga-Ga) lived directly across the street from my house.  She was my safe place throughout my childhood and early teenage years before she passed away when I was 16 […]

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