Thrive After Abuse show

Thrive After Abuse

Summary: This podcast is a collection of the highlights from Dana Morningstar's YouTube channel, "Thrive After Abuse," where she discusses every facet of narcissistic abuse (and abuse in general), from what it is and the challenges people are facing, to how to undo the damaging effects of abuse and how to move forward into rebuilding a life you love. To ask a question for a later podcast (or YouTube) episode, send an email to


 Episode 6: Reverse Projection and Malignant Optimism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:35

Projection is where a person (subconsciously) takes their “uncomfortable” thoughts, feelings, and actions and “projects” them (like a movie projector) onto someone else in an effort to ease themselves of the cognitive dissonance that their [...]

 Episode 5: Getting Past The Guilt and Embarrassment Of Having Fallen For a Narcissist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:10

Once we get out of a relationship with a narcissist and look back it is very common to blame ourselves for having fallen for their manipulations and lies. This is because we have enough emotional [...]

 Episode 4: I Wish She Were More Abusive So I Knew For Sure That She Was a Narcissist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:30

Some types of abusive behavior is more overtly problematic than others. Many people in abusive relationships tend to stay in them thinking that they aren’t abusive if they can still “handle” being in them.  In addition, [...]

 Episode 3: Help! Is He the Narcissist, or Do I Have Issues? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:36

Does your relationship leave you feeling confused? Do they threaten to be dating others but then say they were joking and you are crazy for believing their “joke?” Does the person you are dating seem [...]

 Episode 2: Three Tips on How to Go (and Stay) No Contact | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:54

Going “no contact” can be difficult. It helps to prepare yourself as much as possible. 1. Familiarize yourself with the seven different types of abuse and several examples of each, as well as the different [...]

 Episode 1: Turning Your Pain into Your Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:12

It’s very normal and healthy to feel angry after being used, abused, or exploited–especially by someone you cared about (or by someone that you thought cared about you).  The challenge that many survivors of narcissistic [...]


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