When You Fall in Love to a Narcissist Who Accuses You to Be One

I am reading the words written by this PH.D. doctor Peg Streep about gas lighting versus Blame-shifting and something sounds familiar to me. According to the author, narcissistic people may use one of these tactics, and both tactics are verbally abusive and depend on an imbalance of power in the relationship between the person using them and the person on the receiving end; the powerless intended target is usually very invested in the relationship, most likely loves or cares deeply about the abuser, and is often dependent on him or her.  The person doing the gaslighting or blame-shifting is actually more interested in feeling powerful or in control (and the buzz that comes with it) than they are emotionally connected to their target.

Do not play his game, if you do not want to be trapped in his fishnet

Gaslighters — people who try to control others through manipulation — will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Cheat in relationships, yet accuse their victims of cheating. Accuse their victims of manipulation, when they are the ones who manipulate. Whatever the origin of the gaslighter’s accusatory behavior, they are still 100 percent responsible for it. Treat all cases of accusations toward you as what they are — accusations, not facts. There is no need to spend extra energy trying to defend yourself; it will never be good enough. Instead, take a hard look at whether the behavior the gaslighter accuses you of is actually something they are doing.

Since one of the key tactics of gaslighting is to stay on the offensive, many gaslighters can become highly aggressive and hostile when called on their falsehoods and lies. Rather than justifying their own words and actions (which they know are indefensible), they try to regain control by doubling or tripling down on their attacks, while discrediting and dehumanizing their victims. By enacting this “toxic drama,” the gaslighter hopes to intimidate and bully their victims into submission while getting away with their own character flaws and moral corruption. Gaslighter’s behavior is — manipulation of you and  others by way of accusation or distraction. Gaslighters take advantage of their target’s fears, insecurities, vulnerabilities, and neediness to their own ends.

Depending on the situation, a gaslighter may coerce the gaslightee to limit their interaction with friends, family, associates, wider community, or broader media. Just yesterday I heard the words: “I wanted to save you, ” Typical of oppressor psychology, some gaslighters cast themselves as “savior,” “hero,” “superior,” and the only one with the power and solution to alleviate the gaslightee’s many issues and difficulties (real or invented). In order to grant relief, claims the gaslighter, the gaslightee must submit to their directives, no matter how manipulative and exploitative.

Blame-shifting also exploits whatever disparity in power exists in the relationship and, between adults, it has certain subtleties that gaslighting does not and, as a net, it catches more fish. This behavior is always about power and the sad truth is that the victim tends to be the one who loves, needs, and depends on her or his abuser in ways that are significantly different from the motivations of the person shifting blame.

This particular form of manipulation depends on the abuser really knowing your weaknesses and tendencies; among them might be your steadfast avoidance of conflict or your proclivity to play the peacemaker; your tendency to backtrack on your positions; your desire to please; your own insecurities and doubts about yourself; and your tendency to question the validity of your thoughts and feelings.

 Let’s say you complained about his or her behavior and the argument escalated until suddenly the abuser says, “I wouldn’t have acted that way if you weren’t always nagging me” or “If you didn’t always start in when I am dead tired from work, I wouldn’t lose my temper” or “If you weren’t always focused on you and your needs, we wouldn’t be fighting.” The chances are good that the guilt-tripping works because you want this relationship to thrive and suddenly you feel awful and you hear yourself apologize.

I am sorry to say that this actually happened to me. I did notice early in my relationship to a man who turned out to be highly narcissistic that he had an odd way of deflecting the conversation when I discovered he hadn’t been entirely truthful about something I asked him about.

The obvious answer is that it permits them to dodge responsibility for their words and actions; what’s more convenient than having a ready fall guy or a scapegoat? Plus, being right all the time is a dandy confirmation for the narcissist, reinforcing how strong and superior he or she is, . An allied tactic is what Craig Malkin in his book Rethinking Narcissism calls “playing emotional hot potato,” which is another way of looking at projection: The narcissist ascribes what he or she is feeling to the target. That too undermines the target’s sense of her own perceptions; even though she can see that he is red in the face, his jaw muscles working, and his arms closely held against his chest, he is telling her that it’s her anger that is wrecking the relationship. And she is apt to believe it.

And this explains all the jealousy scenes where he, as a cheater, was trying to ascribing me his misbehavior, or when he realized he was a narcissistic and he had to accuse me of being one. Narcissistic people have their own ways to see people or animals, they alternately idolize a person or animal and then demote it to being the lowest form of life possible. There is no middle ground. 

Never trust a narcissistic person with an animal, If a dog has urinated on the carpet while the narcissist was out, the narcissist sees it as a personal affront—even though the narcissist left the dog alone for 12 hours. The narcissist then hits the dog and calls it names. The dog learns to fear the narcissist. When people or animals fear the narcissist, he or she gets a psychological payoff of control.  

You get home from a business trip, and the narcissist says they have been so busy and they forgot their medicines. By neglecting your dog, eliminating your pet, the narcissist has removed one more barrier in order to control you.    

Never trust a Narcissist in your life, for every reason, they are only users, they will love you as long you let them feel macho, when you try to correct their misbehavior, you are going to be their worst enemy. They spend your money without hesitations, they feel as they deserve it, and if you stop to give them, you are useless, their interests go often towards what they can use, it is not you as a person, but them in the center. Remove them from the center, and you will be manipulated and abandoned. 

There will no be a turn back, not this time. Eyes open to all of you, don’t fall in their trap, it takes time, you connect the dots and it is done, stop all their games, OVER.

Inspired by Preston NI, Streep P. and Sarkis MS

An Inspirational Walk

The sky is azure, that cyan wonderful blue, no clouds are around and the view of the horizon makes the sky looking even bigger. Far away, on my right, it is starting that pinkish color for the sunset, and I am enjoying my nice walk, my solitude, my slow pace. I stop to look at a flower, touch a palm, look at my feet stepping on the grass, or feel small compared to the sky. The background noise is the chirping of the crickets, they rub their leathery front wings together to attract females. I hope their are lucky and find the right one.

Sandhill cranes are around, I can hear the trumpeting alarm, I look for them. I love their shapes when they fly, my first painting will have one on it in the blue sky, and sand, and an ocean, and a lot of blue, and while I am closer to the forest, I hear a bird. It sounds as a car’s alarm, making two repeated sounds, silent, and two sounds again.

I love to breathe deeply when I am on my own and in a relaxing environment, it must be the fresh air, the green, the blue sky, soothing, calming, and I open my arms, as to hug the sky, because I really need a hug, and this beauty helps me to forget. I am still walking, now between the palm trees and the oaks, where there is insulation from the hot temperature and I hide from other people.

The hight of the palm tree forces me to lift up my chin and move my body towards the top. The rustles of the fronds, the textured trunk, I stare at it… reminds me of a pattern I could use in the crochet, a soap pouch as a palm trunk, and palms are at the beach too, just to relate to the ocean.

On my way back the sky is darkening, it makes me sad, it is like all the recent bad things happening show up right there. I look for something bright, the orange, fire red, vivid colorful sunset. It saves me, and I walk faster because the exercise, can change my mood, and I am sweating, a good sign, and I am speeding the pace, and the dark sky is right there, immense, peaceful, no stars, they run away from me, and I want to run towards them.

I believe I can fly…

each step brings me closer to my walls, I don’t need darkness, walls, I need a world full of colors and scents, my soap world, and here it is how a new soap is born, green, purple, natural

et voila’

It is late at night, tomorrow, after my walk, I will be inspired, and I will create a nice setting for the pictures, tomorrow, my exciting folks, tomorrow… be on the alert for a new arrival.

This is the crafting world. I do not know the outcome, I will discover it with you.

Spinacia Oleacea on Your Skin

During my teenagers years, Popeye, with his odd accent and improbable forearms, used spinach to gain strength from them.

During my teenagers years, Popeye, with his odd accent and improbable forearms, used spinach to gain strength from them. Spinach contain iron, and, apparently, Popeye helped to increase the American consumption.

Its scientific name is Spinach Oleacia, and you can eat this vegetable in a salad, row or cooked, even though the best advice is to cook the greens for a better digestion. The iron is not the only benefit gained from spinach.

Benefits of the spinach derive from the content of vitamins A, C, E, and K1 as well as folic acid, calcium, and antioxidants as lutein, zeaxanthin, queretin, and caretinoids.

Radiant Skin Tone

Folate and vitamin K can reduce the prevalence of dry skin, acne, and stretch marks, minimizing bruising and dark circles. This leafy green is so rich in vitamins , that can be, also used to relieve itchy, dry skin, leaving a radiant complexion.

Antioxydant Activity

The beta-carotene is an antioxidant, which aids skin repair and slow cancer cells. The vitamin C promotes collagen Synthesis, aiding skin cell repair and growth. The iron is responsible for providing oxygenate the tissue.

Skin Rejuvenation

The lutein and zeaxanthin fight radicals and reduce oxidative stress. The vitamin A in spinach can protect the skin from UV radiation. It fights oxidative stress occurring on the dermal layers and promotes skin health. The magnesium has the ability to heal wound, and skin’s infections.

For the purpose of skin improvement, we provide our spinach based soap, green in color and affecting the skin as you would use spinach, plus the oils that enrich the skin.

We also provide here a great recipe for a face mask and hair. Iron deficiencies have been linked to hair loss. Spinach, a rich source of iron, may help combat hair loss.

Ingredients:

6 leaves of spinach blended with few drops of water

1 tablespoon raw honey

2 tablespoon squeezed lemon juice

Mix the ingredients together, and apply on face,

it will be sticky but leave it on for 20 minutes.

Have a great skin!

The Benefits of the Parsley in Cosmetics

In cosmetis, the parsley is perfect to create natural bath and body products, that will care for the skin and hair.

In cosmetics, the parsley is perfect to create natural bath and body products, that will care for the skin and hair. The parsley is high in vitamin C, and vitamin C helps the skin to build up collagen, which gives the skin its structure and strength. Collagen helps to iron out fine lines and wrinkles.

It has been used for years in facial for its ability to heal blemishes and clean and soothe skin. Dried parsley flakes help to exfoliate dead skin cells and provide a lovely natural green color to soap.

It is an anti inflammatory, and rich in vitamin A and K. While the vitamin K in parsley may improve bone health, protect against chronic diseases, only if ingested, the vitamin A has anti-oxidant benefits. This is the perfect cosmetic ingredient for creating natural bath and body recipes for skin and hair.

There are two types of parsley that you can grow in your garden, the flat-leaf parsley, more flavorful, and the curly parsley. We used the flat parsley on all our soaps parsley based.

First this herb can be used to cleanse pores and regulate your own oil production. So, adding this herb to your typical skin care routine may help to promote more clear and healthy skin. Plus this herb has disinfectant properties to help to fight as well as reduce sore breakouts.

This rejuvenate herb helps and promotes faster healing for the skin. Further, this cosmetics herb has properties that can be used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, or reduce under eye circles and puffiness.

For the hair, this herb can help to reduce hair loss. used on scalp can provide the extra nutrients and nourishments you need to keep your luscious locks for longer.

Further, this herb will promote hair growth that looks healthier and silky smooth. Plus, you can include this herb in your hair care recipes to enhance your natural hair color and provide a healthy shine.

This cosmetic herb helps to soothe the skin. This is especially useful for helping irritating bug bites. Not only will rubbing fresh parsley help to reduce the pain of the sting, but this herb can be useful for promoting faster healing.

Many have, also, used this herb to reduce the pain and inflammation that go along with bruises. Additionally, you can use this herb to fade the color of dark spots, freckles, and acne marks.

You can use parsley to even out your skin tone. Be aware that if you are allergic to celery, you may be allergic to parsley too. Do not use the soap if you are allergic to parsley.

Mask for face and hair

Ingredients: parsley and yogurt

Apply for 15 minutes, you can add honey, and lemon juice, egg and olive oil.