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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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113. Avoidant and Anxious Attachment in Dating, Featuring Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT

Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT, owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy joins us today to discuss anxious and avoidant attachment in relationships. We discuss the dynamics that occur when the avoidant person starts to pull away in dating triggering the anxious person’s fear of abandonment. *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 Dalila Jusic-LeBerge, LMFT at Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy

Instagram: Independent Women Rule

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112. Exploring Financial Fraud, With Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE

April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.

Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE joins us today to discuss money, and the depths that people will go to hide it. Bernadette shares her experience in forensic accounting, and the consequences that people suffer when they try to hide money in business, high conflict divorces, or other legal matters.

*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 Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE: http://www.ByTheBookAccounting.com/

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111. Managing Shame Around Money, Featuring Emily Maclin

April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.  When you have experienced trauma or mental health issues, it’s not uncommon for that to manifest in finances. So many people burn through money because of suppressed feelings of shame. Emily Maclin, a financial coach joins the show to discuss the signs of financial shame and how that shows up in managing money.

*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 Emily Maclin:

Complimentary call: bit.ly/chatmoneywithemily
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110. Learning to Trust Your Intuition, Featuring Dr. Fanike-Kiara Young, LCSW

Your gut feeling about a person or situation is often your first indicator of a red or green flag. Instead of paying attention to how we feel about a person or a situation, we attempt to play things safe or small by giving it the “benefit of the doubt.”

*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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109. Signs That You Are Being Devalued By a Narcissist

Devaluation occurs when you are no longer being idealized by the narcissist. The narcissist may be preparing to discard you and regardless of what you do, you cannot prevent them from attempting to find fault in you or treat you poorly.

*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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108. Idealization in Relationships

In this episode of the podcast, I discuss what idealization of romantic partners is in relationships, and why we do it. At the beginning of a relationship, there are some of us who get caught up in the idea that this person is the “one” therefore we refuse to evaluate evidence to the contrary.

*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 Podcast

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

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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107. Abuse Tactics We Internalize and How to Overcome Them

Long after an abusive relationship has ended, you may continue to silently abuse yourself. I discuss ways that we continue treating ourselves poorly and how we can put a stop to it.

*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 Podcast

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

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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106. Personal Growth Tools To Develop Healthy Relationships After Abuse

One of the most challenging things to do is to pick up the pieces of your life and start all over again after leaving a relationship with a narcissist. Where do you start? What do you work on first? Join me as I have a candid conversation on personal development tools to work on after leaving a relationship with a narcissist.

*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 Podcast

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

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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105. How to Know When a Narcissist is Discarding You

On this solocast, I discuss the signs of narcissist discard. When a narcissist is done with the relationship and is on their way out the door, the signs are there. I discuss why it’s important to see these signs for what they are and how you can take the steps to put yourself first and resist the urge to stay connected to an abusive person.

*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 Podcast

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

Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com

Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.

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104. Reasons Why Your Relationships Are Dysfunctional

It’s not uncommon for people to have more than one narcissistic or toxic relationship in their life. If you have evaluated the relationships in your life and have come to the conclusion that most of them are toxic, here are some reasons why as well as general tips on what to do about it.

*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.

Book Recommendations:

The Better Boundaries Workbook, by Sharon Martin, LCSW

Boundaries, By Henry Cloud and John Townsend

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