Category Archives: abuse

Don’t Give Up The Day Before The Miracle Happens

by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. “….in the spring becomes the rose…” Please don’t give up the day before the miracle happens. I ended my marriage at least 4 years after I wanted to. The reasons were varied and complicated, … Continue reading

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Female Stalking Victims: Emma Walker

I am doing an upcoming podcast on Female Stalking Victims, leading off with the murder of Emma Walker as reported by Dateline earlier this week. I did one on Male Stalking Victims (leading off with Travis Alexander and Ryan Poston) … Continue reading

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Mean Lady Talking Podcast Episode 9 Show Notes

Welcome to the Mean Lady Talking Podcast In this episode we are Talking About Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway!!!! This is the podcast that tackles tough questions about relationships, life, love and loss. The Mean Lady Podcast is hosted … Continue reading

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Leaving The Abusive Relationship

Part 1 of 4: I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 All rights reserved Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual. It can be but doesn’t have to be all 5. … Continue reading

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Mean Lady Talking Podcast Episode 5

Welcome to the Mean Lady Talking Podcast In this episode we are talking about  Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda (player for this episode below or listen on your favorite platform!) This is the podcast that tackles tough questions about relationships, life, love and … Continue reading

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Journey From Abuse

On this Mother’s Day, I am reminded that I left my abuser when the abuse started to be doled out to my children. I had no job and no place to go and that is typically when the cheating and … Continue reading

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The Pathological NARCISSIST

A person void of empathy, love or enjoyment is not someone to love by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 REQUESTED REPOST.   Kernberg and Kohut are known as the “fathers” of narcissism.  As I am hard at work on … Continue reading

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Leaving The Abusive Relationship

Part 1 of 4: I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 All rights reserved Abuse can be physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual. It can be but doesn’t have to be all 5. … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Support Groups & Getting Better

John F. Kennedy once said that as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. M. Scott Peck said that love is an action. Both love … Continue reading

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Switching gears….or not

The Space You Need Is The Space To Learn What You Need by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2017 – All Rights Reserved. When I was convinced that my cheating husband had used a snowstorm to stay 45 miles … Continue reading

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The Pathological Narcissist

A person void of empathy, love or enjoyment is not someone to love by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2018 Kernberg and Kohut are known as the “fathers” of narcissism.  As I am hard at work on my new book … Continue reading

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Divorcing and Co-parenting with the Sociopath

5 ways to protect yourself when divorcing a sociopath by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2008-2017 As I write about in my 3-part series on Co-Parenting with the Personality Disordered, going through a divorce and/or child custody/support/visitation with a personality disordered person … Continue reading

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Leaving the Abusive Relationship

Part 2 of 4: I had no self-esteem by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Copyright 2017 When enormous grief hit me a week or so after I threw out my abusive husband, the only thing I wanted was to put the relationship … Continue reading

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Getting Out of the Abusive Relationship

Getting Out of the Abusive Relationship by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed.   @susanjae It IS possible to be happy, healthy and find a loving partner after abuse NOTE:  This entry covers all kinds of abusive relationships but before reading this for … Continue reading

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Is It Narcissism? Or Why Some People Can’t Love

8 Traits That Almost All Narcissists Have by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. Every few years there seems to be a diagnosis that everyone is pinning on someone else.  The past few years it’s been narcissism. Since the main focus … Continue reading

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