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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 [email protected] Thank you so much for listening!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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121. Does the Narcissist Truly Move On After They Discard You? Featuring Telsha Edinburgh

Telsha Edinburgh and I have a talk today about NPD and what inspires Telsha to create her youtube channel. Telsha and discuss moving on after narcissistic abuse and whether or not the narcissist moves on despite the quick discard.

Connect with Telsha Edinburgh here: The Tea on NPD

*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 [email protected]

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120. Healing from Betrayal trauma featuring Dr. Debi Silber, PhD.

Dr. Debi Silber, PhD, a holistic psychologist and the owner of the PBT Institute, joins us today to discuss betrayal trauma. Dr. Silber and I discuss what betrayal trauma is, why we get stuck on the betrayal, and she offers tips on the best way to move through the betrayal to begin your healing journey.

Connect with Dr. Debi Silber, PhD: Dr. Debi’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

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones [email protected]

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119. Learning to Process My Anxious Attachment, Featuring Kimeka Tacklin

Kimeka Tacklin joins us today to talk about her experience in dating and attracting partners that are emotionally unavailable. Kimeka discussed how her family experience of always having to be the one to reach out to her father may have influenced her anxious attachment behavior and choices with men.

*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.

Connect with Kimeka Tacklin: www.theshiftnewsletter.com

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118. Healing From Abandonment with Susan Anderson, LCSW

Susan Anderson LCSW, therapist, author, and expert on abandonment joins the show today. Susan discusses the wounds of physical and emotional abandonment and the long-term impact of both of those unhealed wounds. Having a core wound of being abandoned can cause us to look for love in the wrong places, depression, attempt to seek out comfort in abusive relationships and so much more. Abandonment wounds can be healed, but it takes time, motivation, intention, and consistency to work through the layers.

*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.

Connect with Susan Anderson, LCSW here: Susan Anderson’s Website

Check out Susan Anderson’s books here:

The Journey From Abandonment to Healing

The Abandonment Recovery Workbook

Taming Your Outer Child

Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery

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117. Difficulty coping with Microaggressions, Featuring Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, LPC

Dr. Holly Sawyer, Phd, LPC, CAADC, SAP joins us today to discuss how Black women internalize microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Sawyer and I break down the different layers of microaggressions and how Black women may develop problematic coping skills such as drinking to cope with being oppressed, invalidated, and unseen in the corporate workplace.

*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.

Connect with Dr. Holly Sawyer, PhD, LPC, CAADC, SAP here: https://www.lifefirsttherapy.com/

Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness

Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones [email protected]

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116. Exploring Parental Emotional Incest and Trauma, Featuring Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP

Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP, and I sit down today to have a candid discussion about trauma, feeling emotionally stuck, and emotional incest that adult children experience from growing up in a family with parents who don’t respect boundaries. Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP, and I discuss why adults who experience emotional incest from their parents may stay stunted in their emotional growth. Independence and learning healthy boundaries can be much more challenging to develop when your parents want to control your life as an adult.

*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.

Connect with Britt Frank MSW, LSCSW, SEP here: Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP

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115. Exploring Idealization of Men In the Family, Featuring Cameka LaSha, Behavioral Counselor

Cameka Alexander, a behavioral counselor, and owner of Fasttell non-profit joins us today. She and I have a candid conversation about misogyny and how it show’s up in the relationship dynamics between fathers and their daughters. Ms. Cameka Alexander, a behavior counselor, offers her theory on why fathers “hate” their daughters and how this affects their safety and security throughout their lives. She and I also discuss the impact of how this has affected her personally through her own relationship with her family and her personal values. Lastly, she shares her thoughts about how giving a child what they want instead of teaching values, may cause more trauma and problematic behaviors down the road.

*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.

Connect with Cameka Alexander here:

Cameka on TikTok

Cameka’s Instagram

Cameka’s Website

Fast Tell Girl

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