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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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

 

 

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131. Masculinity, Femininity, & Limerence, featuring Erika Simone

Erika Simone and I discuss masculine and feminine energy in relationships and how that affects the energy that you operate in. We discussed limerence and why obsessive thinking/fantasizing about relationships is unhealthy.

Visit Erika Simone at:

https://www.itserikasimone.com/

https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv…

https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_

https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/

*Please note: Information provided in 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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Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com

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130. The God Complex and Emotional Dysregulation, Featuring Erika Simone

Relationship coach Erika Simone joins us today to discuss how the relationship with God and our fathers impact our romantic relationships with others. Erika and further discuss lessons of spiritual teachings, and how some of the underlying tones to those messages can be oppressive to women. Erika and I chat about emotional dysregulation and the role that plays in how we show up for others and ourselves. Visit Erika Simone at:

https://www.itserikasimone.com/
https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv…
https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_
https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/

*Please note: Information provided in 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.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com

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129. Underestimating the Narcissist

When dealing with a narcissist, we often underestimate the level of dangerousness of a person or situation. This episode explores behaviors and actions that should never be minimized, ignored, or dismissed.

*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.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com

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128. Becoming Confident, Featuring Deandra Kanu

Deandra Kanu, fashion and beauty influencer and former contestant from The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss steps to building confidence. If you have ever been in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, then you know it does a number on your self-esteem and confidence. Deandra walks us through her steps and journey of regaining confidence.

Connect with Deandra Kanu here:

Deandra’s YouTube

Deandra’s Instagram

Deandra’s Storefront

Deandra’s TikTok

*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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127. Parental Alienation, Featuring Dr. Amy Baker, PhD.

Dr. Amy Baker, PhD. author, researcher, and court expert joins us today to talk about parental alienation. There is nothing more hurtful than a parent turning their child against the other parent. This can go on for years when children are forced to align with one parent, and are subjected to endless smear campaigns about the other parent. Dr. Baker discusses why parents do this, the likelihood of a parent who engages in this behavior having a personality disorder, and the consequences of the parents behavior on their child long-term.

Visit Dr. Amy Baker, PhD here: Dr. Amy Baker’s website

Dr. Amy Baker’s Books:

Surviving Parental Alienation

Co-Parenting With the Toxic Ex

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome

The High-Conflict Custody Battle

Getting Through My Parents 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. 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.

*This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*

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126. Connecting with Quality Men, Featuring Bob Grant, PLC

If you have ever been in a relationship with a narcissistic, abusive, or emotionally unavailable man; you may find that you feel negatively about men or you have trouble connecting with them. Bob Grant, PLC and I discuss what a quality man looks like in a relationship, who he surrounds himself with, and how he approaches problem-solving in a relationship. Further, Bob and I discuss how you can have a corrective emotional experience with a quality man.

Visit Bob Grant, PLC here: Bob Grant’s website

*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.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

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125. Self-Compassion, Featuring Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD.

Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD. joins the podcast today to discuss the art of self-compassion. When struggling with an abusive or dysfunctional relationship, it’s important to treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Dr. Neff explains how to be self-compassionate, ways you can make space in your life to be compassionate, and how self-compassion improves your quality of life overall.

Connect with Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD here: www.self-compassion.org For Dr. Kristen Neff’s books:

Self-Compassion

Fierce Self-Compassion

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook

*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.

*This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*

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124. Submissiveness vs Emotional Abuse, Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD, a longtime friend of A Date With Darkness and owner of Annod Right, and I discussed the Lovers and Friends Podcast episode titled I Baby My Man. This podcast set the internet abuzz as it was controversial. If you have not heard this podcast, be sure to check it out as it is the reference point for this episode. In it, the guest Ms. Jasmin Brown stated that her relationship is one in which she is submissive to her man all the time. Dr. Donna and I debate whether what she describes is true submission, or is it abuse.

Visit Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD here: Dr. Donna’s website

Short Version of Lovers and Friends Podcast: I Baby My Man

Longer Version of Lovers and Friends Podcast: I Baby My Man

*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.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com

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123. Sexual Coercion and Betrayal Trauma in Marriage, Featuring Anne Blythe

Anne Blythe, host and creator of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast joins the podcast to discuss sexual coercion and how it shows up in marriage. Anne discusses her experience with sexual coercion, common misperceptions about sex in the marriage, and red flags one should be on the lookout for when sex is used as a means to control your partner.

Contact Anne Blythe: www.btr.org

For more resources on sexual coercion visit: www.rainn.org

*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.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com

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122. Exploring Hidden Depression, Featuring Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD.

It’s not uncommon to feel detached from people as we are healing after leaving an abusive relationship. Although you may go to work everyday and appear to be fine on the outside, the reality is, you are not. Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. joins us today to talk about hidden depression, the signs, how it may be mistaken for anxiety, what happens when we overlook it, and how we can start to heal.

Connect with Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. here: Dr. Margaret’s website

Book: Perfectly Hidden Depression

*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.

*This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, Dr. Jones may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.*

The opinions of the guests on A Date with Darkness Podcast are independent of the opinions of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones hello@drnataliejones.com

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