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Lenora Thompson, Huffington Post and PsychCentral syndicated freelance writer, is a recent escapee from her multi-generational, cult-like narcissistic family. For the thousands of others who are also living the nightmare of narcissistic abuse, she shares her gritty and real, bloody and bruised, humorous and sarcastic story. She considers herself a “whistleblower,” shining a spotlight on narcissistic abuse so others can also claim their freedom and experience healing. To read more of Lenora Thompson's articles and subscribe, please visit www.lenorathompsonwriter.com. She can be reached at lenora4247@gmail.com for freelance writing, guest blogging, radio interviews...and public speaking.

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Dad, Your Cruel Criticisms Still Haunt Me

(255) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 12:56 PM


Do you realize your power? Do you?

I was just a little girl enthralled with playing with dolls, but I was listening to you. I watched your every move. I memorized everything you said and did.

And you thought I wasn't listening. Ha!

On the contrary, I hung...

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Toxic Mothers Don't Deserve Your Time On Mother's Day

(37) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 11:01 AM

Who doesn't want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother's Day? But for thousands, it's just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her "love" is toxic. It causes too much emotional pain. No time is this more controversial and guilt-inducing than on Mother's Day.

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A Love Letter To My PMS

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 3:40 PM

Dear PMS, I should've listened to you. You never lie, do you?

Ever since you started, I've been the "Angry PMSer." Some women get weepy; I get mad.

The older I got, the madder I got. My sweet darlin' husband became my scapegoat. He bore it all...

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These Fill-In-The-Blanks Show The Darkest Side Of Narcissism

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2016 | 11:16 AM

Lately, the World Wide Web has exploded with articles about narcissism. The shenanigans of characters like Donald Trump and Kanye West have inspired writers worldwide to dip their quill in the narcissism inkwell.

But what if narcissism isn't what we assume it is? Yes, narcissists

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Parents Who Are Jealous Of Their Kids

(4) Comments | Posted March 5, 2016 | 6:07 PM

There's a famous cliche: "If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a frickin' duck." And if it looks like jealousy, walks like jealousy and talks like jealousy, it is frickin' jealousy.

Of course, I couldn't believe it myself! Who would?...

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Married After One Date

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 1:30 PM

That's right! My husband and I had just one date before our wedding.

Wise men say Only fools rush in But I can't help falling in love with you

I'd never felt that way about anyone before. And it wasn't anything like how one imagines "falling in love" feels from...

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My Parents Killed My Self-Esteem - Now I'm Done Taking Criticism

(10) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:46 PM

Somebody just "twipped" my "twigger." I owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude. This was a dry day. Not much inspiration. I cast about, writing about this topic and that topic, but nothing gelled.

The situation: A less-than-positive remark on one of my articles.

The "twigger:" A comment on...

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The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

(5) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 11:46 AM

Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe and suffer. While he can dull his chronic physical pain with medications, nothing can take the edge off the pain in my...

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How To Drive Your Daughter Bat-Crap Crazy

(11) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 2:32 PM

Your daughter isn't human. This belief is central to driving her bat-crap crazy. Never, and I mean never, acknowledge your shared humanity.

Once you nail that down, the rest is easy. And the Golden Rule need not apply.

Oh, and it helps to keep repeating the famous line from USA...

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2016 Is The Year I Kick My Addiction To Work

(3) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Last night, my husband spoke the three most terrifying words in the English language.

"Take a break."

I was horrified. My blood ran cold.

"Let the dishes stack up. No laundry. And don't you dare touch that vacuum," he insisted.

"But, but..."

"No buts about it. Take the...

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Why I Choose To Be Alone At Christmas

(13) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 12:07 PM

Holidays are traditionally the time when homo sapiens gather in flocks, herds and swarms. It's deep in the race to cluster at Christmas.

Then there are the rest of us. Alone for Christmas.

Some are geographically distant from those they hold dear and raise a solitary glass to...

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Let's Stop Enabling The Meddlers In Our Lives

(5) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 4:46 PM

The older I get, the more I'm convinced that most of our problems in this cockeyed world result from one simple factor.

We can't leave each other alone.

Simply can't do it! We're compelled to meddle. Wars. Riots. Murders. Assaults. Toxic relationships. All meddling.

Boil 'em down to their lowest...

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This Christmas, Celebrate Like A Centenarian

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 10:18 AM

Humanity is the only species that comes into the world with few instincts and no innate clue how to navigate the labyrinth we call life. Perhaps that's why we invented tradition. "We have traditions for everything," intoned Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He was so right.

Nowhere does...

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Let's Stop Freaking Out When Company Is Coming

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 1:37 PM

"We've gotta clean the house, now, now, NOW, PEOPLE! I want this place looking like Disney on Ice in one minute... If you haven't made your bed, throw it away! It's too late to make it now... Company is coming! Get rid of the couches. We can't let people know...

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