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Constantine Zakkaroff

Christchurch, NZ
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  • Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare

  • How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself
  • By: Shahida Arabi
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse". Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your book is saving my life

  • By Liam on 02-03-2017

Valuable Lessons, Yet Profoundly External

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-2018

I'm a survivor. This book gave me some good insights into the madness of my relationships. However this book totally misses the importance of personal responsibility in dysfunctional dynamics. Narcissism thrives on codependency, which is largely ignored by the author. Reading about codependency helped me understand my part in creating my own nightmare which I was ultimately responsible for.

  • Codependent No More

  • How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
  • By: Melody Beattie
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

A source of healing and inspiration for millions, this modern classic spent over three years on the New York Times best seller list and made codependency a household word. Codependent No More contains dozens of real-life examples, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests to help you along the road to recovering your own life. For anyone struggling with a relationship involving alchoholism or other compulsive behaviors, this program points the way to healing and the renewal of hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good introduction to the concept

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-2019

The Grand Awakening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-04-2018

This book helped me understand the importance of developing personal responsibility instead of bitterly blaming others for my shortcomings. My only regret now is not discovering this wisdom earlier in my life.