Dancing with Donald

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Ultimately – narcissists are all about window dressing – and Trump is masterful at scoring a trophy wife.

Now he just needs a “trophy-Veep.”

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Warning Labels

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Anyone who has been in a toxic relationship knows that these relationships are likely taking the greatest toll on your health – they are the reason you don’t get enough sleep, that you may rush through meals or eat to cope, that you fall back into unhealthy coping habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol.

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Til Death Do Us Part………

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If we elect a pathological narcissist, we are headed for the landscape of a narcissistic relationship and all of its disappointing fallout. By and large narcissistic relationships always follow a similar roadmap. Excitement, entertainment, seduction, promise of a bright new future, followed by disappointment, dashed expectations, desolation and abuse.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The high expectations of the holidays can sometimes make for a shiny wrapped package that doesn’t deliver. Just like a narcissist. The ongoing emptiness of narcissistic relationships can feel like psychological coal in your stocking.

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Superficiality and Strategy

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Why do these political pundits keep framing his ignorant and narcissistic behavior as strategy, and gleefully guessing his next move as though he is UNPREDICTABLE? Trump may be the most predictable man on the planet.

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The N-Word and the Presidential Primaries

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When there is little distinction between the antics of a Real Housewife and the future leader of the United States, we should be afraid. The lunatics are now running the asylum.

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A Thank You Note to Donald Trump

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Life has turned into the granddaddy of reality shows – Survivor. We are spending our days figuring out how to “outwit, outplay and outlast” each other. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump’s vitriol and divisive rhetoric are “trumping” many of the other candidates?

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Steroids for the soul…..

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As a psychologist and psychology professor who has been teaching Abnormal Psychology classes for over a decade – the Lance Armstrong interview and subsequent coverage reminded me of how naïve we are as a culture and how the media loves both demonizing and profiteering off of the diagnosis of our time. Narcissism. It’s so simple, […]

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Half of Life is Showing Up: Flakiness and Relationships in Los Angeles

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As a parent, I recognize that these conversations are on my radar – but more and more I hear people pulling at their hair and saying “kids these days are so entitled”, “what happened to manners?”, “kids can’t pay attention to anything” etc. etc. We reap what we sow. I live in Los Angeles, California. […]

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The Syndemic of the Hot Mess – Reality Television as Disease

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She’s a hot mess. It’s an easy “catch-all” term for the substance using, extension wearing, stalker friends among us. Hot messes never have just ONE thing wrong with them – it’s lots of things. These people need a mega-intervention – stylist, hairdresser, psychologist, trainer, nutritionist, physician, and lawyer. And we scientists actually kind of have […]

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