Gasping for Air with Dana Diaz

Feb 7, 2024

Narcissistic abuse is a pervasive and insidious form of mistreatment that can have profound and lasting effects on its victims. Escaping the clutches of narcissistic abuse is no easy feat. It requires unraveling the twisted patterns, seeking support from allies, and setting personal boundaries.

Joining us today is Dana Diaz, author of Gasping for Air, to help us unpack the dangers of a narcissistic relationship. As a proud voice for fellow victims, Dana is dedicated to creating awareness and understanding, ensuring that those unable, afraid, or ashamed to share their experiences receive the support they need.

In this powerful episode, we delve into the harrowing world of narcissistic abuse through the lens of her personal experiences and explore the grip it holds on its victims. Join us as we unravel the intricate patterns of manipulation, control, deflection, and emotional exploitation that characterize narcissistic relationships.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What narcissistic abuse is and why not all narcissists are bad.
  • The physiological impacts of an abusive relationship on the body.
  • Hear about the moment she realized she was in a narcissistic relationship.
  • Learn about the difference between overt and covert narcissism.
  • Discover the symptoms of a narcissistic relationship.
  • Strategies to navigate and survive a narcissistic relationship.
  • How the relationship with her ex-husband has impacted their son.
  • Dana unpacks a unique manipulation tactic used by narcissists.
  • Insights into typical narcissistic behaviors.
  • Valuable advice for people who are in narcissistic relationships.


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