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Lenora Thompson

Passionately exposing toxic relationships with grit, humor and honesty.

Lenora Thompson, Huffington Post, PsychCentral and YourTango syndicated freelance writer has been called the Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks of narcissism. She specializes in writing about narcissism, narcissistic abuse and its many rotten bedfellows. 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, see her artwork and subscribe, please visit She can be reached at for freelance writing, guest blogging, radio interviews...and public speaking.
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Dad, Your Cruel Criticisms Still Haunt Me

I was just a little girl, but you had a barbed tongue. Oh, you always couched your cruelty in humour. As if comedy was a disinfectant that redeems meanness. Time and again, I asked Mommy, "Please, tell Daddy to stop teasing me. It hurts my feelings." But you wouldn't or couldn't stop.
06/17/2016 12:57 EDT
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A Love Letter To My PMS

One time I heard that menopause is the last chance a woman has to straighten out whatever isn't right in her life. It's her last time of insight into the reality that "all is not well in the kingdom." I wonder, dear PMS, if you aren't a microcosm of that concept. My anger may actually be an insight into truth.
04/13/2016 03:40 EDT
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Parents Who Are Jealous Of Their Kids

What normal parent would be insanely jealous of their own child?! I never expected it and I certainly didn't want it. But there it was: jealousy. As plain as the nose on my face. It all started just after puberty. I was fourteen when Mom first accused me of trying to "be cute" for my own father. Need I add that it wasn't true? But your Mommy is always right, isn't she?
03/07/2016 08:59 EST
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Married After One Date

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'...
02/10/2016 02:30 EST
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The Secret Pain Of Caretakers

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...
01/20/2016 12:47 EST
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2016 Is The Year I Kick My Addiction To Work

Last night, my husband spoke the three most terrifying words in the English language. "Take a break." I was horrified. My blood ran cold. "But, but..." "No buts about it. Take the day off. Why don't you have some fun?" he suggested, smiling. Fun? Fun!? I drew a blank. And that's when I knew I had a problem.
12/29/2015 02:45 EST
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Why I Choose To Be Alone At Christmas

Some are geographically distant from those they hold dear and raise a solitary glass to absent friends. Others have lost loved ones to the grave. But for many of us, "no contact" is a choice we consciously made. Loneliness is simply less painful than the agony of spending time with our toxic families.
12/22/2015 01:06 EST
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Let's Stop Enabling The Meddlers In Our Lives

This Christmas, their laser-beam eyes are focused on you. You're the dish of the day. You're gonna be stuffed with advice and ladled with criticism. Because they can't stand themselves. Deep in their souls, they feel like failures. What better antidote than subtly belittling you via the mechanism of meddling.
12/17/2015 05:46 EST