A Date With Darkness Podcast

A Date With Darkness Podcast

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

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September 24, 2022 50 min

Relationship coach Erika Simone joins us today to discuss how the relationship with God and our fathers impact our romantic relationships with others. Erika and further discuss lessons of spiritual teachings, and how some of the underlying tones to those messages can be oppressive to women. Erika and I chat about emotional dyregulation and the role that plays in how we show up for others and ourselves. Visit Erika Simone at: https:...

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When dealing with a narcissist, we often underestimate the level of dangerousness of a person or situation. This episode explores behaviors and actions that should never be minimized, ignored, or dismissed.

*Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This episode may not be suitable for everyone, and the information provided should not be substituted...

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September 11, 2022 57 min

Deandra Kanu, fashion and beauty influencer and former contestant from The Bachelor, joins us today to discuss steps to building confidence. If you have ever been in an abusive or unhealthy relationship, then you know it does a number on your self-esteem and confidence. Deandra walks us through her steps and journey of regaining confidence.

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Dr. Amy Baker, PhD. author, researcher, and court expert joins us today to talk about parental alienation. There is nothing more hurtful than a parent turning their child against the other parent. This can go on for years when children are forced to align with one parent, and are subjected to endless smear campaigns about the other parent. Dr. Baker discusses why parents do this, the likelihood of a parent who engages in this behav...

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If you have ever been in a relationship with a narcissistic, abusive, or emotionally unavailable man; you may find that you feel negatively about men or you have trouble connecting with them. Bob Grant, PLC and I discuss what a quality man looks like in a relationship, who he surrounds himself with, and how he approaches problem-solving in a relationship. Further, Bob and I discuss how you can have a corrective emotional experience...

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Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD. joins the podcast today to discuss the art of self-compassion. When struggling with an abusive or dysfunctional relationship, it's important to treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Dr. Neff explains how to be self-compassionate, ways you can make space in your life to be compassionate, and how self-compassion improves your quality of life overall.

Connect with Dr. Kristen Neff, PhD here: www.self-...

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Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD, longtime friend of A Date With Darkness and owner of Annod Right and I discussed the Lovers and Friends Podcast episode titled I Baby My Man. This podcast set the internet abuzz as it was controversial. If you have not heard this podcast, be sure to check it out as it is the reference point for this episode. In it, the guest Ms. Jasmin Brown stated that her relationship is one in which she is submissive to h...

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Anne Blythe, host and creator of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast joins the podcast to discuss sexual coercion and how it shows up in marriage. Anne discusses her experience with sexual coercion, common misperceptions about sex in the marriage, and red flags one should be on the lookout for when sex is used as a means to control your partner.

Contact Anne Blythe: www.btr.org

For more resources on sexual coercion visit: www.rain...

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It's not uncommon to feel detached from people as we are healing after leaving an abusive relationship. Although you may go to work everyday and appear to be fine on the outside, the reality is, you are not. Dr. Margaret Rutherford, PhD. joins us today to talk about hidden depression, the signs, how it may be mistaken for anxiety, what happens when we overlook it, and how we can start to heal. 

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Telsha Edinburgh and I have a talk today about NPD and what inspires Telsha to create her youtube channel. Telsha and discuss moving on after narcissistic abuse and whether or not the narcissist moves on despite the quick discard. 

Connect with Telsha Edinburgh here: The Tea on NPD

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Dr. Debi Silber, PhD, a holistic psychologist and the owner of the PBT Institute, joins us today to discuss betrayal trauma. Dr. Silber and I discuss what betrayal trauma is, why we get stuck on the betrayal, and she offers tips on the best way to move through the betrayal to begin your healing journey.

Connect with Dr. Debi Silber, PhD: Dr. Debi's website

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Kimeka Tacklin joins us today to talk about her experience in dating and attracting partners that are emotionally unavailable. Kimeka discussed how her family experience of always having to be the one to reach out to her father may have influenced her anxious attachment behavior and choices with men.

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Susan Anderson LCSW, therapist, author, and expert on abandonment joins the show today. Susan discusses the wounds of physical and emotional abandonment and the long-term impact of both of those unhealed wounds. Having a core wound of being abandoned can cause us to look for love in the wrong places, depression, attempt to seek out comfort in abusive relationships and so much more. Abandonment wounds can be healed, but it takes tim...

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Dr. Holly Sawyer, Phd, LPC, CAADC, SAP joins us today to discuss how Black women internalize microaggressions in the workplace. Dr. Sawyer and I break down the different layers of microaggressions and how Black women may develop problematic coping skills such as drinking to cope with being oppressed, invalidated, and unseen in the corporate workplace.

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Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I sit down today to have a candid discussion about trauma, feeling emotionally stuck, and emotional incest that adult children experience from growing up in a family with parents who don't respect boundaries. Britt Frank, LSCSW, SEP and I discuss why adults who experience emotional incest from their parents may stay stunted in their emotional growth. Independence and learning healthy boundaries can b...

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Cameka Alexander, a behavioral counselor and owner of Fasttell non-profit joins us today. She and I have a candid conversation about misogyny and how it show’s up in the relationship dynamics between fathers and their daughters. Ms. Cameka Alexander, a behavior counselor, offers her theory on why fathers “hate” their daughters and how this affects their safety and security throughout their lives. She and I also discuss the impact o...

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If you grew up in a severely narcissistic or toxic family, you may have been struggling with boundaries or communication and the dynamics of your family. If you are wondering if it's time to let go of a family relationship that no longer serves you, but you are unsure of how to do it then be sure to listen to Dr. Sherrie Campbell's tips. Dr. Sherrie Campbell PhD. discussed her experience with her family, and what helped her...

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Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT, owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and Therapy joins us today to discuss anxious and avoidant attachment in relationships. We discuss the dynamics that occur when the avoidant person starts to pull away in dating triggering the anxious person's fear of abandonment. *Please note: Information provided on this episode are general suggestions and is not applicable to every situation or person. This ep...

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April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.

Bernadette Harris, MS, MBA, CFE joins us today to discuss money, and the depths that people will go to hide it. Bernadette shares her experience in forensic accounting, and the consequences that people suffer when they try to hide money in business, high conflict divorces, or other legal matters.

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April is financial wellness month, and the show will be honoring financial wellness in discussing money all month long.  When you have experienced trauma or mental health issues, it's not uncommon for that to manifest in finances. So many people burn through money because of suppressed feelings of shame. Emily Maclin, a financial coach joins the show to discuss the signs of financial shame and how that shows up in managing mone...

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