Cheating is the primary reason for divorce. Incompatibility, substance abuse, and simply growing apart are close runner-ups (Amato & Previti, 2003).

But, even with all that against a couple, usually only one part of that couple wants to end it. Women, roughly 75% of the time, are the ones to start divorce proceedings (Lawler, 2007).

The person that takes that step to make it official is called the “leaver” while the other – and kids are “other,” too, by the way – is considered the “victim” (Lawler, 2007, p. 1). Even if it is seems entirely legit as to why the leaver is leaving, you don’t get to claim victim. There’s your first clue that this is not going to be pretty.

And, really, there’s only two ways a divorce goes down – by orderly separation or by disorderly separation. These are nice legal terms that mean sort of tolerable and off the chain horrific.

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Divorce: Being the Bigger Person

Cheating is the primary reason for divorce. Incompatibility, substance abuse, and simply growing apart are close runner-ups (Amato & Previti, 2003).

But, even with all that against a couple, usually only one part of that couple wants to end it. Women, roughly 75% of the time, are the ones to start divorce proceedings (Lawler, 2007).

The person that takes that step to make it official is called the “leaver” while the other – and kids are “other,” too, by the way – is considered the “victim” (Lawler, 2007, p. 1). Even if it is seems entirely legit as to why the leaver is leaving, you don’t get to claim victim. There’s your first clue that this is not going to be pretty.

And, really, there’s only two ways a divorce goes down – by orderly separation or by disorderly separation. These are nice legal terms that mean sort of tolerable and off the chain horrific.

via Divorce: Being the Bigger Person

Divorce: Being the Bigger Person

Narcissists are the great pretenders in life AND they know it. There is NEVER stability with a Narcissist because there is not a real person or relationship there – but there is an agenda – and that is to make us a source of supply through CONTROL.

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Narcissists are the great pretenders in life and they know it!

Narcissists are the great pretenders in life AND they know it. There is NEVER stability with a Narcissist because there is not a real person or relationship there – but there is an agenda – and that is to make us a source of supply through CONTROL.

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Narcissists are the great pretenders in life and they know it!

They seem harmless. They seem very empathetic. The quiet type and usually introverted.

Highly sensitive, mental ninjas pretending, quite well, to be someone they’re not (even empaths) by using their sensitivity and manipulative tactics.

🗣Manipulation is their art.

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Covert Narcissist: The Great Pretender

via Unconditional love …..

Unconditional love …..

The three diagnostic indicators of AB-PA provide the DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse, the 8-symptoms of Gardnerian PAS do not.

The three diagnostic indicators of AB-PA can be reliably identified in a six-session treatment focused assessment protocol costing about $2,500.  The 8-symptoms of Gardnerian PAS are identified through a $20,000 to $40,000 child custody evaluation that takes six to nine months to complete and that is arbitrary and unreliable in identifying the pathology.

Seems like a pretty logical sequence to me.  I’d recommend the six-session treatment focused assessment protocol that provides you with the DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse.

Karen Woodall can’t seem to process the logic of that.

Curious.

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The Pathogen in Sheep’s Clothing

Tell us the path to a solution that you are proposing.  I’ve told you, in detail, the path to a solution provided by a return to the standard and established constructs and principles of professional psyhology (AB-PA; Bowlby, Minuchin, Beck).

The Solution: The Requirements
The Solution: AB-PA Meets the Requirements
The Solution: The Return to Professional Practice
The Solution: The Dominoes

Your turn.  Tell us the path to a solution you envision.

Craig Childress, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, PSY 18857

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Initial Response from Karen Woodall

The three diagnostic indicators of AB-PA provide the DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse, the 8-symptoms of Gardnerian PAS do not.

The three diagnostic indicators of AB-PA can be reliably identified in a six-session treatment focused assessment protocol costing about $2,500.  The 8-symptoms of Gardnerian PAS are identified through a $20,000 to $40,000 child custody evaluation that takes six to nine months to complete and that is arbitrary and unreliable in identifying the pathology.

Seems like a pretty logical sequence to me.  I’d recommend the six-session treatment focused assessment protocol that provides you with the DSM-5 diagnosis of Child Psychological Abuse.

Karen Woodall can’t seem to process the logic of that.

Curious.

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The Pathogen in Sheep’s Clothing

Whew, Karen.  You’re a handful.  Look how much I write in response to how little you say.  Your writing is some dense nonsense.  Boy.  Unpacking the nonsense in one of your blogs is, whew.

Splitting has an actual meaning in professional psychology, Karen.  That’s where I’ll go next if you keep referring to dissociative “split personality” pathology as “splitting” – it’s not.  Use professional terms correctly please, otherwise you will simply sow confusion.

I feel like I’ve just had tea with the Hatter.

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Karen… saying so much in so little.