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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 adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

 

 

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135. Ghosting

In honor of Halloween, let’s revisit ghosting. Have you been ghosted or have you ghosted someone? In this episode, I discuss my personal experience with ghosting, what ghosting is, why people ghosting, and what to do when a ghost returns. I also discuss the concepts of caspering, orbiting, and breadcrumbing in dating and how all are related to ghosting.

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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134. Learning How to Make and Nurture Friendships, Featuring Danielle Bayard Jackson, Friendship Expert

Danielle Bayard Jackson, friendship coach, and creator of Friend Forward joined the show today to discuss how we can learn to make friends as an adult. It can be particularly challenging learning how to make connections after being wounded in prior friendships. We discuss simple steps on learning how to move past your fears and make friends.

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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To connect with Danielle Jackson visit: Danielle’s website

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133. Love Addiction, Love Avoidance, and Love Deprivation; Featuring Shena Tubbs

When we find ourselves in relationships that don’t serve our needs or may be abusive, our partners can have attachment wounds. Shena Tubbs, creator of Black Girls Heal joins us today to discuss love addiction, love avoidance, and love deprivation. If you find that you fall in love fast with potential or fantasy, and create stories of living happily ever after before truly knowing a person – you may struggle with love addiction. If you experienced relationship trauma that causes you to fear love and relationships, thrive in independence and freedom, you may struggle with love avoidance. If you struggle with shame, self-rejection, and unworthiness, and tend to push people away; then you may struggle with love deprivation.

*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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To connect with Shena Tubbs visit: Black Girls Heal

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132. Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members, Featuring Dr. Sherrie Campbell PhD.

Dr. Sherrie Campbell, PhD. joins us again today to discuss her journey in recovery from cutting off toxic family members. She shares how the dysfunction continued to build until she was strong enough to separate herself from her family. She discussed her process of finding out family members had passed away and how money was handled in the process. Dr. Sherrie also provided some tips on the recovery journey.

*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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To connect with Dr. Sherrie Campbell PhD, visit: https://drsherriecampbell.com/

Check out Dr. Campbell’s books here: Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members: Tools to Maintain Boundaries, Deal With Criticism, and Heal From Shame After the Ties Have Been Cut

But It’s Your Family….Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members and Loving Yourself In the Aftermath

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131. Masculinity, Femininity, & Limerence, featuring Erika Simone

Erika Simone and I discuss masculine and feminine energy in relationships and how that affects the energy that you operate in. We discussed limerence and why obsessive thinking/fantasizing about relationships is unhealthy.

Visit Erika Simone at:

https://www.itserikasimone.com/

https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv…

https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_

https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/

*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 admin@drnataliejones.com

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130. Exploring The Connection Between Father Wounds, Faith, and Emotional Dysregulation; Featuring Erika Simone

Relationship coach Erika Simone joins us today to discuss how the relationship with God and our fathers impact our romantic relationships with others. Erika and further discuss lessons of spiritual teachings, and how some of the underlying tones to those messages can be oppressive to women. Erika and I chat about emotional dysregulation and the role that plays in how we show up for others and ourselves. Visit Erika Simone at:

https://www.itserikasimone.com/
https://www.itserikasimone.com/receiv…
https://www.tiktok.com/@erikasimone_
https://www.instagram.com/erikasimone_/

*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 admin@drnataliejones.com

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129. Underestimating the Narcissist

When dealing with a narcissist, we often underestimate the level of dangerousness of a person or situation. This episode explores behaviors and actions that should never be minimized, ignored, or dismissed.

*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 admin@drnataliejones.com

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128. Becoming Confident, Featuring Deandra Kanu

Deandra Kanu, fashion and beauty influencer and former contestant from The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss steps to building confidence. If you have ever been in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, then you know it does a number on your self-esteem and confidence. Deandra walks us through her steps and journey of regaining confidence.

Connect with Deandra Kanu here:

Deandra’s YouTube

Deandra’s Instagram

Deandra’s Storefront

Deandra’s TikTok

*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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127. Parental Alienation, Featuring Dr. Amy Baker, PhD.

Dr. Amy Baker, PhD. author, researcher, and court expert joins us today to talk about parental alienation. There is nothing more hurtful than a parent turning their child against the other parent. This can go on for years when children are forced to align with one parent, and are subjected to endless smear campaigns about the other parent. Dr. Baker discusses why parents do this, the likelihood of a parent who engages in this behavior having a personality disorder, and the consequences of the parents behavior on their child long-term.

Visit Dr. Amy Baker, PhD here: Dr. Amy Baker’s website

Dr. Amy Baker’s Books:

Surviving Parental Alienation

Co-Parenting With the Toxic Ex

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome

The High-Conflict Custody Battle

Getting Through My Parents 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. 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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126. Connecting with Quality Men, Featuring Bob Grant, PLC

If you have ever been in a relationship with a narcissistic, abusive, or emotionally unavailable man; you may find that you feel negatively about men or you have trouble connecting with them. Bob Grant, PLC and I discuss what a quality man looks like in a relationship, who he surrounds himself with, and how he approaches problem-solving in a relationship. Further, Bob and I discuss how you can have a corrective emotional experience with a quality man.

Visit Bob Grant, PLC here: Bob Grant’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

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