A date with darkness Podcast

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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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.

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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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103. Misogynoir: The Other Discrimination That Black Women Face; Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. owner of Annod Right and 3rd time guest on the podcast joins the show today. Dr. Donna and I have a candid conversation about misogynoir and how it is showing up in dating. Dr. Donna and I also discuss the common question, “what do you bring to the table?” We discuss why misogynoir behavior is abusive and why you should avoid people that display those traits.

*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.

Visit Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. at www.annodright.com

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102. Learning to Effectively Cope with The Narcissist’s Behaviors During the Holidays

Last week, I discussed how narcissists can draw negative attention to themselves by acting out in a variety of ways during the holidays. This week, I provide simple tips and coping strategies that can help manage the holiday stress caused by 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.

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101. Narcissistic Behaviors During the Holidays

During the holidays, it’s not uncommon for the narcissist in your life to draw attention to themselves by creating havoc and animosity in the home. Anything from creating a scene to giving you a demeaning gift to demonstrate your worth to them is fair game. In this podcast, I review ways that the narcissist attempts to create unnecessary drama by attempting to ruin your holiday.

*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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100. Ways to Protect Your Energy and Relationships During The Holidays

In the 100th episode, I discuss how to protect your energy and avoid holiday burnout by protecting and implementing boundaries, honoring your emotions and mental health, being mindful of spending and gift giving, protecting your time, refusing to engage in toxic behaviors, and getting plenty of rest. The purpose of the holidays is to maximize enjoyment and to reduce stress.

*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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99. How Sexual Shame Affects Your Relationship, Featuring Eliza Boquin, LMFT

Eliza Boquin, LMFT and sex therapist; owner of Flowe and Ease Counseling, and Co-Founder of Melanin and Mental Health joins the show today. She and I had a candid conversation about sex, shame, and how that shows up in our intimate relationships. Unresolved sexual shame prevents us from being emotionally close to our partners, unable to enjoy pleasure, and may cause to check out of our relationships mentally. We discuss whether you should “do it anyway” and have sex just to please your partner when you’re not motivated.

*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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98. Things to Consider Before Re-Establishing a Relationship with an Abuser

In this solocast, I give you my thoughts on the commonly asked question “my abuser came back into my life and wants a relationship, what should I do?” While I don’t recommend going back into a relationship with an abusive person, I recognize that it may take multiple attempts to leave an abusive relationship for good. Here are some things to consider before thinking about giving a person another chance.

*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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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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