Interview for WNAAD

I recently was privileged to participate in World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day by discussing litigating in family court against former spouses or romantic partners who are narcissistic abusers. The interview is titled, Legal Battles with Cluster B Individuals in Family Court: What to Expect, When to Prepare, and How to Survive the Crucible. The complete audio recording is posted below.
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#IfMyWoundsWereVisible

WNAAD is the brainchild of Bree Bonchay, LCSW. Ms. Bonchay is a licensed psychotherapist with almost two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships, and shares her insights about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and psychopathy in her blog, FreeFromToxic.

For WNAAD, Ms. Bonchay teamed up with Athena Moberg, CPC, who is the founder of Trauma Recovery University. Ms. Moberg is a dynamo whose motto is, “From Unwanted, to Unstoppable.”

WNAAD Mission

WNAAD takes place annually on June 1st. The mission is to raise awareness of narcissistic abuse, provide public pathology education, offer resources for survivors, and effect policy change.

Ms. Bonchay and Ms. Moberg came up with the hashtag, #IfMyWoundsWereVisible, because, unlike physical abuse in which a single strike or blow qualifies as an act of domestic violence, narcissistic abuse is invisible.

Narcissistic abuse is the sum of many unseen injuries. It’s an indiscernible assault on the spirit, identity, and the psyche of the victim. The impact is cumulative, and its full effect isn’t felt until the damage is extensive.

It was my honor and privilege to take part in this important event because, far too often, learning about abusive relationships comes from living through them. If this interview, or any of the legal abuse materials we publish on this website, helps even one person cope with the aftermath or avoid becoming entangled in a “relationship of inevitable harm,” then I will consider LawYou to be a true success.

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you for the Hope.

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  3. I’m done with a system that doesn’t acknowledge this abuse. I’ve been living in hell for almost 3 years and my abuser has my child. The attorneys I endlessly pump money into know nothing. I was born into it and repeated the cycle by having an innocent child I’m the middle of mass chaos. I am ready to let my voice be heard.

    • Thank you for taking the time to comment, Amy. You have spoken and your voice has been heard. I will contact you directly to give you an opportunity to tell your story in more depth.

  4. No Fly Zone for Monkeys

    Wow, any chance you could branch out to the UK?!! I imagined the system to be better in the USA, seems not.
    It is dreadful here.
    Cluster B personality disorders are poorly understood by mental health professionals here nevermind the family courts!
    What a refreshing thing to stumble across.
    Thank you

    • Funny you should mention the UK, because I have considered how and to what extent the things that we discuss here apply to courts across the pond. Being unfamiliar with your court procedures, I haven’t felt qualified to comment. As you appreciate, though, cluster b disorders know no bounds; and while there certainly are cultural differences across the globe in how such disorders are perceived and addressed, there should be no appreciable differences as between the UK and the USA. Thank you for your comment. I will begin studying court procedures in the UK with an eye toward creating some UK-specific materials.

      • No Fly Zone for Monkeys

        This is amazing news! Thank you! It has been and still is hell dealing with this person & those he takes in. It is hugely disturbing to know how dangerous he is and not to be able to have others understand although I have found as time passes his mask occasionally slips! Hopefully my daughter will be kept safe. I will keep an eye on your site. Thanks again for the hope.

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