Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

Navigating Narcissism with Dr. Ramani

We all have to deal with narcissists. Now, it’s time to heal from them. In this groundbreaking series, clinical psychologist and world’s leading expert on narcissism Dr. Ramani Durvasula talks to survivors and experts to help millions left reeling from narcissistic abuse. The powerful, transformative conversations on Navigating Narcissism break down classic narcissistic patterns like manipulation, control, gaslighting, and love bombing and help unpack feelings of betrayal, shame, confusion, pain.

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October 5, 2023 101 mins

In this emotional episode, award-winning actress Evan Rachel Wood reveals how she survived years of abuse by Brian Warner, best known as controversial rocker Marilyn Manson, and the painful decisions she’s had to face in order to heal.

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Dr. Ramani answers your deep questions about the most difficult - but most effective - way to heal from narcissistic abuse: going no contact.

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Award-winning actress Juliet Landau (Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Tim Burton’s Ed Wood, Bosch and TNT’s Claws)  reveals the long-lasting impact of balancing on a “razor’s edge” as a child to avoid upsetting her parents: beloved, award-winning actors Martin Landau and Barbara Bain.

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September 14, 2023 63 mins

Less than 48 hours after obtaining a restraining order and fleeing with her young daughter, Jo Fonda’s husband climbed into the cockpit of a tiny plane and flew it directly into their home. In this shocking episode, Jo reveals the extremes of post-separation abuse and reminds us that ending a relationship doesn’t end the danger.

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Brilliant author Dr. Lily Dunn was just six years old when her father abandoned her family to join the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh cult featured in Netflix’s Wild, Wild Country. In this powerful episode, Lily reveals how her father’s narcissistic behavior deeply impacted her life.

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A former employee of Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin breaks his silence and reveals what it was really like to work for the man The New York Post called “Hollywood’s Biggest A-hole”.

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August 24, 2023 54 mins

Dr. Ramani answers your burning questions about enablers: who they are, what they do and why their actions can be so damaging.

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Dr. Ramani breaks down this trendy buzzword while esteemed author Priscilla Gilman reveals her deeply personal journey of shouldering the emotional burden of her parents at a young age, after her father confided that his happiness - and life - depended on her.

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Jan Broberg survived the unthinkable: being abducted and brutally sexually abused by a family friend - not once, but twice. Jan bravely reveals the details of her headline-making story, how she learned to thrive and the impact on her relationship with her parents who were also groomed by a psychopath hiding in plain sight.

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Felicia Rosario was a brilliant graduate of Harvard and Columbia when she was introduced to Larry Ray. Little did she know, her life would soon be destroyed by the man who had started a sadistic cult in his daughter’s dorm at Sarah Lawrence College. Now, Felicia is revealing never-before-heard details of her decade-long relationship with Ray and how she helped put him behind bars for 60 years.

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Larry Ray was recently sentenced to 60 years for heinous crimes he committed while running a sadistic cult that began in his daughter’s dorm at the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College. Now, Daniel Levin, who survived years of torture, manipulation, sexual abuse and testified against Ray is revealing new details about what he endured.

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Dr. Ramani dives into our DMs to answer your burning questions about a very tricky and treacherous scenario: going to therapy with a narcissist.

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Legendary researcher Dr. Jennifer Freyd, who has dedicated her life to understanding betrayal, reveals what you need to know about abuse, lies, toxic behavior and how to tell if you have “betrayal blindness.”

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Dr. Christine Cocchiola, a trained therapist and social worker specializing in abusive relationships and coercive control, reveals it took decades for her to realize she was trapped in a toxic, controlling and abusive marriage for nearly 30 years.

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Twin Flame online communities say they’re helping people search for their perfect partner, but have recently ignited controversy with members revealing shocking allegations of being encouraged to stay in abusive relationships. One of those members, Candace Moon, opens about what she refers to as “glamorized narcissistic abuse” within these groups.

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June 22, 2023 99 mins

Dr. Janja Lalich, the world’s foremost expert on cults, reveals the four principles all cults share, how she survived ten years in a brutal cultic system and how these groups continue to abuse while evading authorities. Dr. Janja also shares an important warning on how to identify their manipulative tactics and keep you and your family safe.

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June 15, 2023 49 mins

Superstar performer Jewel reveals how she survived an abusive father, a mother who abandoned and betrayed her and found healing in the most profound ways.

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June 8, 2023 62 mins

Dr. Ramani answers your burning questions about gaslighting, a phenomenon so common, it was 2022’s word of the year.

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Dancing with the Stars legend Cheryl Burke opens up about how childhood trauma led to a series of unhealthy relationships and the ways she learned to navigate narcissism in her own family. 

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One of Hollywood’s top stuntwomen, Kimberly Shannon Murphy, reveals how she found healing after enduring horrific sexual abuse by her grandfather and the gut wrenching discovery he had also victimized her mother.

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