180: Thriving after Narcissistic Abuse with Marina J

Whether you’re recovering from a narcissistic situation or are trying to navigate your next move, this is a beautifully nurturing episode to support you as you set boundaries, reconnect with who you truly are, and relearn what it is to flourish and thrive from the inside out.

Trigger Warning – in this episode we discuss challenging situations regarding narcissistic abuse.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to start to reclaim and really honor yourself first
  • People pleasing is a way to stay safe and survive
  • Boundaries: what they are, where to start, and when they will or won’t work
  • The first steps to start moving away from narcissistic abuse and toward healing and rebuilding the self
  • Navigating narcissistic abuse from your family
  • What flourishing and thriving after narcissistic abuse looks like
  • Turn Yourself On


Marina is a #1 bestselling author and podcast host who helps women flourish after narcissistic abuse with her Narcissistic Template Method®. She guides women to uncover the hidden shadows that typical therapy, mindset strategies, or self-care habits won’t address so that they RISE and become the fabulous women they were born to be!



If this episode resonates with you but you’re not sure whether or not you are in a narcissistic abuse situation, tune in to Marina J’s episode about it The Turn Yourself On Podcast with Marina J – Episode 24: How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse. She talks about narcissists and how to spot the red flags.

If you are in or have been in a narcissistic abuse situation, visit marinaj.net for more support and resources, such as her Free Facebook Group, her #1 bestselling book Turn Yourself On, and more.

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“My journey has very much been about actually learning how to have a really good relationship with myself, because I’ve had so many relationships with the people around me, where I made it all about them, and not about me. And they made it all about them, and not about me. So, their lives went really well because I was pouring my energy into all of them (…) and I wasn’t getting very far.”

“Okay, you’re connecting to what they need. But if you don’t also connect to what you need, you’re not going to actually know whether it’s in alignment with you or not.”

“My experience is boundaries don’t work with narcissists. Boundaries don’t work with toxic people. Boundaries don’t work with any of those sorts of people at all.”

“If you genuinely have to have lots of big boundaries with people all the time, they’re not your people. They’re not for you. There. That’s, that’s it. So, I always say ‘the biggest boundary becomes how you feel’. Don’t skip over that. Trust that.”

“If I can’t honor myself first. No one else will.”

“Every time you do something amazing for yourself like that, no matter how tiny it seems, because it’s actually massive, you open up a new timeline for yourself.”



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