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May 31, 2022

“How does one recover from narcissistic abuse?” Molly explores the question.

You’ll hear how, despite the years of psychological abuse, Molly conjures the courage, embodies resilience, and chooses to face her new life to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix.

When I shared with Molly the words “…to rise from the ashes like a Phoenix,” she laughed nervously because this is unbearable. A Sisyphean task. You don’t “fix” yourself overnight with a couple of Brené Brown books and ten insurance-approved therapy sessions. (I own and recommend Brené’s books.)

The trust issues. Will Molly ever trust anyone again—especially a man? How might that impact the rest of her life?

Molly can’t operate in a vacuum. She’s not the only one requiring repair, but the damage to her kids and their psychologically fractured relationship with Molly.

What about Molly’s befuddled siblings? Molly’s father was ultimately duped. The in-laws. The disbelievers. The piles of shame because Dick deceived all.

Yet resilient Molly—against all odds—exclaims triumphantly, “My personality is coming back!” To me, that’s cause for a ticker-tape parade! As I type this, my eyes well up with tears of joy.

Molly refers to a Garth Brooks song—Unanswered Prayers. Molly talks about how unanswered prayers turned out to be blessings. Hard to disagree with Molly.

So much more in this final episode.

If you haven't listened to parts 1, 2, or 3 do that first or you won't be thrilled. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2   Part 3.

Thanks for listening.

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