Dr Ramani and Producer Bill tackle one of our toughest (and most common) listener questions: What comes AFTER a trainwreck relationship?
We start with an e-mail from a listener who's one year separated from a narcissistic husband. Dr Ramani calls it as eloquent an explanation as she's ever heard of how narcissists break you down.
Then, Ramani explores all sides of "the aftermath" – regaining your independence, reconciling with family and friends, making new connections, and ultimately getting back into the dating world.
Finally, a listener whose parents let her down when she was sexually abused is trying, 13 years later, to reconcile her need to forgive with the hurt and anger she still feels. Dr Ramani thinks forgiveness may be overrated.
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Dr Ramani Durvasula (@doctorramani) is a licensed clinical psychologist, a Professor of Psychology, and the nation's leading expert on narcissism.
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