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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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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87. Why You Have Difficulty Trusting Others

I discuss why we develop trust issues. I explore why we have difficulty trusting ourselves and others, especially after leaving an abusive relationships or when there was a rupture in the relationship.

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86. What to Do Instead of Waiting for An Abusive Person to Change.

On this episode, I discuss tips on working on yourself instead of focusing on the potential of the abuser in your relationship. It’s important to manage your mental health instead of focusing your efforts on someone who is abusive.

*Content published on this podcast is the intellectual property of Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC.

*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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85. Everything You Need To Know About Your Inner Critic

Dr. Maria Dominguez PhD, LMFT joined us today, and she had a lot of useful information to give us regarding the inner critic. Dr. Dominguez and I explore how we internalize criticism and how we speak to ourselves, and even how our inner voices are influenced by oppression and abuse. She clarified how are inner is developed and the long-term it has.

*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.

Visit Dr. Maria Dominguez at: www.resilientliving.info

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84. Identifying Red Flags in Sexual Health at the Ob-gyn’s Office

Dr. Joy’El Ballard MD joins us today to discuss the health of women at the gynecologist’s office. Dr. Joy’El is an expert in peri-menopause. She and I have a candid conversation about how signs of abuse and boundary issues around sex can show up at the gynecologist’s office. She offers education about STIs and how women can become more comfortable with their doctor to ask them questions about sex. Dr. Joy’El also explains how women can become more comfortable with their bodies.

*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.

Visit Dr. Joy’El Ballard MD at: www.drjoyel.com

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