348: Narcissists, Sociopaths and Gaslighting: How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship


There is a lot of talk in pop culture and the news these days about buzzwords like narcissism, love-bombing, and gaslighting. But what do those terms truly mean? How can you know if you are in a relationship or friendship with a narcissist? What are the signs to look for? How do we get out safely? These are the questions we seek to answer on today’s episode of Food Heals.

I’ve brought together three Food Heals OGs: Whitney Lauritsen, Nicole Dersweh and myself, Allison Melody, who all have various experiences with narcissism. Our goal is to shed some light on what being in a narcissistic relationship means for your health, your safety, and your sanity.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please seek immediate help at: www.thehotline.org

Tune Into Learn:

  • The difference between a narcissist and a sociopath
  • What the heck is gaslighting?
  • Was Brain Laundrie a narcissist?
  • Did Whitney see Brian and Gabby’s van when she was in Grand Teton?
  • How to know if you’re being love-bombed
  • How to stop ignoring those pesky “red flags”
  • How to handle a narcissist within your family
  • What to do if you think you are in an abusive relationship
  • Resources to help you heal
  • And more!

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