This is the 3rd episode of the Dangerous In Love Series, and in this episode I discuss the phenomenon of ghosting – or when things in your relationship come to an abrupt halt for no rhyme or reason and your partner is MIA. What happened? In this episode, I discuss ghosting, why it occurs, and why you should immediately move on past the relationship when you experience it. This episode was also originally recorded as an Instagram and Facebook live video on the podcast page!
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@example.com. Thank you so much for listening!
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This is the 2nd episode of the Dangerous In Love Series, and in this episode I discuss gaslighting. The explanation and origin of gaslighting is explored as well as tactics used, and also discussion about how to recover from gaslighting. This episode was also originally recorded as an Instagram and Facebook live video on the podcast page!
A Date With Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, Psyd., LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland and Sacramento CA. Join Dr. Jones for an intimate discussion about the effects of abuse dynamics and healing from relationship trauma.
This episode is the first in my Dangerous In Love Series, where I discuss manipulation tactics that narcissists use to maintain control in abusive relationships. In this episode, I give a broad over view of common abusive tactics used by narcissists. The episode is also unique in that it was featured first on Facebook and Instagram live!
Dr. Laurie Mintz, LP who is in private practice, a professor for the University of Florida, author of Becoming Cliterate & A Tired Woman’s Guide To Passionate Sex joins us on the couch today to discuss the importance and the stigma around a women’s sexual pleasure. Dr. Laurie breaks down why a woman’s sexual satisfaction is often overlooked, and what we as women can do to address misogynistic views around female sexuality. Lastly, Dr. Laurie discusses the red flags in a relationship when a partner is not concerned with your sexual satisfaction – and why you should run as fast as you can if this happens to you!
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Shayla Tumbling, MS, LPC-A and I discuss how non-platonic touch can help with regulating your emotions and mood. She discusses her experience as a professional cuddler and how she teach people how to touch her and themselves in a non-sexual manner. We explore how platonic touch aides in helping us have healthier relationships.
Contact Ms. Shayla Tumbling MS, LPC-A at: Shayla.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am joined by Dr. Carmen Roman, PhD., who is the host of Emotions In Harmony Podcast, and who also specializes in working with Latino families who have experienced trauma. Dr. Carmen discusses how a narcissistic parent influences the family dynamics. A phenomenon develops where the non-narcissistic parent is neglected and seen as the bad guy through the eyes of the family.
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Shena Tubbs, LPC, CSAT-C, trauma recovery coach, host of the Love Junkie podcast, and owner of Black Girls Heal in Houston, TX joins us today to discuss love addiction, problems with intimacy, and sexual anorexia. Shena Tubbs specializes in working with African American women and helping them understand how their early childhood experiences have shaped their ideas about love, intimacy, and sex.
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In this discussion, I invited guest Babita Spinelli, a licensed psychoanalyst in NY/NJ who specializes in treating women of color who have suffered childhood sexual assault. Babita and I discuss the importance of addressing the cultural differences in women of color who are survivors of sexual assault in their community. She discusses the extra barriers that women of color must face in their communities, treatment, and families.
Contact Babita Spinelli at www.openingthedoorspsychotherapy.com
Social Media Week, Episode 2. I am joined by Audrey Townsel, LP and owner of Calyx Psychological Services in Tennessee. We continue discussing reasons why folks can’t let go and continue to spy on their ex’s social media accounts after a breakup. Dr. Townsel also provides tips on how to know when our spying becomes pathological, when to get help, and how to move on.
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Social Media Week, Episode #1. In this solocast, I discuss some of the reasons that one will spy on their ex on social media after a break-up. After a break-up, we are compelled to see how our ex is doing and if they have moved on, and who they have moved on with. I list out the reasons why we do this, and how we can stop.