Cut to Pieces

Cut to Pieces

His spit hit her cheek as he breathed, “You’re fat. Worthless. I don’t know why I keep you around.” She cringed internally as the last pieces of her self-esteem shattered.  The wounds would never fully heal; even after they found his body. Want Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or Read More

A Delicate Situation: How Do You Tell a Friend They're in a Relationship with a Jerk 1

A Delicate Situation: How Do You Tell a Friend They’re in a Relationship with a Jerk

My girlfriend is in an abusive relationship.  I’ve tried talking to her.  Admittedly, I haven’t been very supportive.  I’ve seen evidence of the abuse she takes from him.  There are photographs of her bruised and scratched face after a particularly difficult day with him.  But she won’t seek help.  She insists everything is fine.  That Read More

Not all wounds are visible: Insights into marriage with a narcissist

Not all wounds are visible: Insights into marriage with a narcissist

Today I read a Facebook post on the page  “After Narcissist Abuse – There is Light, Life and Love”.  It was a list of the things that narcissists do.  It suggested that “when you leave, he’ll invent stories about you.”  It rang true with me.  But the narcissist in my life started inventing those stories Read More