Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes, I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at [email protected] Thank you so much for listening!

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97. Signs That You Are A Magnet For Abusive Relationships and How to Put A Stop to It

In this solocast, I discuss some of the reasons why we may gravitate towards abusive partners if we have a history of being in abusive relationships. Basic interventions are provided to help you avoid falling into a cycle of continuously connecting with abusive personalities.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. Some of the information discussed on the podcast can be sensitive in nature, therefore listener discretion is advised. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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96. Preparing Your Finances for Divorce, Featuring CDFA Nikki Tucker

Nikki Tucker, CDFA joins us to discuss how we prepare our finances for divorce. Nikki talks to us about why it’s important to take control of your money, and how to make the best financial decisions when it comes to divorce.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Visit CDFA Nikki Tucker at: www.thefiirmapproach.com

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness Youtube

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95. Learning How to be Vulnerable After Experiencing Sexual Trauma; Featuring Counsellor Jordan Pickell

Canadian-based psychotherapist Jordan Pickell joins us on the couch today to discuss what it means to be vulnerable. Jordan also explores challenges survivors of sexual assault have with being vulnerable in their relationships.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Visit Jordan Pickell at www.jordanpickellcounselling.ca

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94. Reporting Child Abuse, Featuring Nicole Stolar-Peterson, LCSW-BCD

Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW, BCD joins us today to talk about reporting child abuse. Nicol provides education on when we should report child abuse, why it’s important to report it when we see or hear about it, let the reporting agency determine what will be investigated, and challenges that state agencies and law enforcement have with proving cases of child abuse.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. Each intervention suggested should be utilized with caution. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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93. How to Extend Help to Children of Narcissistic Parents

This solocast suggests ways to extend or offer help to children and families who are experiencing narcissistic abuse. Each suggestion is not suitable or applicable to every case of narcissistic abuse.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. Each intervention suggested should be utilized with caution. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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92. How to Find and Attract Safe Relationships With Healthy Partners

This solocast is all about taking the steps to find safe relationships and emotionally healthy partners. I discuss how we work on ourselves and seek out qualities in partnerships that will foster loving healthy relationships. From mindset shifts to taking risks, this episode is for you if you desire finding love that will nurture your spirit.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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91. Exploring Environmental and Genetic Factors of Abuse, Featuring Yolanda Renteria, LPC

Yolanda Renteria, LPC and I explore how the body stores memories of trauma and how trauma is passed down from generation to generation. Our bodies are wired for survival and store these painful experiences deep within our genetic makeup.  Our genetics and trauma survival mechanisms contribute to repeated cycles of abuse.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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90. Increasing Self-Care Practices and Managing Emotional Burnout: Featuring Michelle Goodloe, LCSW

On this episode, Michelle Goodloe LCSW and I explore what it means to be emotionally burned out. Michelle discusses the signs of emotional burnout in abusive relationships and how to prevent it. Michelle and I have a candid discussion about self-care, why it’s important, how we make time for it, and why it’s not a selfish act.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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89. The Narcissistic Mother and Daughter Dynamic; Featuring Ronica Cormier

In this episode, Ronica Cormier and I take a deep dive into narcissistic mothers and their dynamics with their daughters. We discuss the short and long-term impact of daughters who have narcissistic mothers.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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88. Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Remain Friends With a Narcissist After a Breakup

After a breakup with a narcissist, it can be tempting to want to stay connected, especially if the breakup wasn’t your choice. I explore why it’s not a good idea to stay friends with a narcissist and it is better to cut the cord and move on. I propose solutions on what you can do to work on healing.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general tips and suggestions. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted for treatment with a licensed mental health practitioner. The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

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