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Narcissism Victim Syndrome, A new diagnosis?
Do you see a preponderance of middle aged women in your practices with
no particular physical disease process, yet a variety of physical and/or
emotional complaints, including: insomnia, weight loss or gain,
depression, anxiety, phobias, broken bones, lacerations, or bruises?
Some may report an overwhelming feeling of emptiness or doom. Others may
talk about or attempt suicide.
Emotionally Hazardous Work Environments, What's the Health Care Cost?
As companies weigh
costs of doing business, the easy figures to analyze and compare are the
traditional black and white ones: salaries, overhead, cost of goods,
etc. Yet, what are the nebulous costs that result from absenteeism, lack
of employee focus, increased usage of insurance as a result of medical
conditions, and even issues related to sabotage instigated by unhappy
employees, simply due to an emotionally unhealthy work environment?
Changing the Course of Depression by Changing the Environment
How many women in
your practice are leaving your office with prescriptions for
antidepressants? Yet do you know what questions to ask that can help you
determine if their
depression is the result of an emotionally abusive environment that
has them feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, lost, alone, and as
though they're going crazy? Depressed? You bet. And most of you would be
too if you lived in this constant state of emotional war zone still
almost unrecognizable by our culture even today.
Recognizing Women Abusers
The usual picture of the abuse victim from newspapers to the big screen
is most commonly a woman. Stereotypically, a small, weak, low
socioeconomic woman at that. Someone who can't defend herself and has
been taken advantage of by a brut … a cad … a villainous man… like the
monster of a man in the movie “Sleeping With the Enemy,” with Julia
Roberts. (Although, I dare say, Julia's role broke a bit of the
stereotype itself, as she was married to a very wealthy and respected
member of the community whose friends would never have dreamed of his
abusive behavior behind closed doors.)
Conference to Help Victims of Narcissistic Relationships Become
From the boardroom to the bedroom, our narcissistic society is wrecking
emotional havoc with people everywhere, leading to physical as well as
mental health care issues. Yet, very little has seemingly been done to
bring together victims, survivors, and health care professionals to
understand the phenomenon of narcissism and Narcissistic Personality
Disorder, as well as to learn how to heal from the emotional roller
coaster ride that can be the life of living or working with "Dr. Jekyll
and Mr. Hyde", or someone with this "God Complex".
Polygamist cults aren't the only source of abuse and manipulation
With the Texas polygamist compound raid bringing to light the topics of
mind control, abuse, and manipulation, find it
interesting that so much of America finds this behavior reprehensible,
yet what we still don't talk about is how this same behavior is going on
behind closed doors in every neighborhood in this country.
Navigating the Internet Dating Minefield: What to
Know, How to Do It,
and How Not to Screw it Up!
By Mary Jo Fay
What You Never Knew You Never Knew About Women and Sex
By Mary Jo Fay
Mary Jo is Quoted as an Expert in These Publications:
"For Your Guy" column, June and July, 2008
By Victoria Lucia
Too Old to Dress Sexy?
By Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW
Bad Dads Not a Fad
By Duane Dudek, June 11, 2008
7 Relationship Problems and How To Solve Them
By Carol Sorgen, July 7, 2008
How to Know if the Man You Married is Self-Absorbed, Controlling
By Lenore Skomal, Divorce360.com
"The Successful First Date"
Volume 1 Issue 3
Targeted by a PSYCHOPATH or NARCISSIST?
"Ticking Time Bomb"
By Mary Jo Fay, Sept. 14, 2007
“When Intimacy Turns Violent”
By Carol Sorgen, Sept. 16, 2007
How To Date After Five Years of Celibacy
By Sherry Amatenstein, LMSW
A Profile That Gets Results!
By Margot Carmichael Lester
Controlling Spouse Can Strip Away Your Self Esteem
By Lenore Skomal
“Reinventing Romance: Online Dating Nightmare”
By Sherry Amatenstein, Sept. 16, 2007
“No Means More Than No”
By Seth McEvoy, Sept/Oct 2006
For Me Magazine
“Hot (and Bothered) – How To Get The Sex Life You Want Now”
By Brenda Della Casa, October 2006, pg 42
“How Private Parts Play a Major Role in Public
Maxbaur, Norstrom-Ojeda, and Ross, March 13, 2006 pg
"Teens in violent
relationships often learn that love can't ... Conquer
News Herald, 2005
habits you can’t get him to change"
By Erika Rasmusson Janes
New York, June 13 2005
"Love Sick, When
Teen Relationships Become Abusive Sometimes No One Else
Journalist: Pat Burson
Herald, Boston June 9, 2005
Aren’t Only Thing Heating Up"
Journalist Lauren Beckham Falcone
Mania, I Village
"What's Your Target Timing?"
by Sherry Amantenstein
RUMBO De San Antonio (Latina publication of San Antonio)
June 17, 2005
by NOÉ HERNÁNDEZ
'Career Moves,' Jan.
16- 22, 2004 'Time to think out of the "Boxx" if you
seek change in your life.'
by Dr. Judith Briles
Newsletter of the Rocky
Mountain chapter of the Society for Technical
have written your suicide letter; what's next? Or
Living Outside the Boxx, by Mary Jo Fay"
written by Joel Meier
The Washington Times
Who is the Narcissist?
Other Helpful Resources
Sam Vaknin, PhD, International expert on Narcissism and
author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited
Chatrooms and other links regarding relationships with narcissists:
Marilyn Van Derber, author of Miss America by Day-abuse
To learn all you should know about the financial issues involved
with divorce, be sure to check out this invaluable site.
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A Sample of Regular Columns Written by Mary
Mr. Right is Really Mr. Wrong
Emotional Abuse, or Am I Going Crazy?
Childhood Sexual Abuse--Are you a Secret Survivor?
Versus Survivors: A Conscious Choice
and Stones Can Break My Bones … But Words, Watch Out!
Red Flag Behaviors On Internet Dating
Course I Deserve Love and Respect, At Least One Out of Ten Times!
Care of You First
Sabotage of Others
Heaviest Boxx of All
Boxx Known as Fear
in by Depression?
Expectations of Others