Welcome to A Date With Darkness Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to those who have been hurt by love and abuse, through their relationships with narcissistic people. The purpose of the podcast is to deepen the understanding of hurtful and traumatic relationships which have been a source of unspoken pain and trauma. In the episodes I will be chatting with various experts in various fields to provide education, tips, resources, and information for those who are survivors of abusive relationships. I will combine my expertise of forensics, domestic violence, and work in various mental health fields to have an intimate discussion with you about abusive relationships, characteristics of dangerous and manipulative people, how to move beyond the victim role, learn to love and heal from the wounds of toxic relationships. If you have a question about the podcast or you want to get in touch with me directly, please feel free to email me at adatewithdarkness@gmail.com. Thank you so much for listening!

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5. Sex Outside of Your Marriage and Healing from Infidelity

In this episode, Renelle Nelson,LMFT, CST and I discussed the types of infidelity in relationships, and when recovering from an affair is possible. Renelle also discusses how infidelity recovery is tailored to the type of cheating involved. Lastly, Renelle educates us on the importance of not making the assumptions of monogamy in your relationship; and instead opting to have an open dialogue with your partner about sex outside of the relationship. To connect with Renelle and learn more about her, please visit her on her website: https://www.kaleidoscopeservicesllc.org or http://www.affairaftercare.com

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4.Building Relationships with Your Children

On today’s episode, I am joined by Selma Bacevac, LMHC. Selma is the owner of the Hope and Healing Center, and also hosts the Parent Child Guru podcast based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Selma specializes in working with adopted children ages 0-5, and their parents. We discuss the importance of parents building relationships and connections with their children; and how a lack to do so can cause children to be traumatized and unable to build healthy relationships of their own. Selma also discussed the telltale signs of children who grow up in abusive and chaotic homes, and what interventions can be used to stop the abuse. If you want to find out more information or connect with Selma, then please reach out to her via her website www.hopeandhealingcenter.com.

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3. Courtroom Banter and Legal Fallout

In this episode, Dr. Jones talks with Nicol Stolar-Peterson, LCSW who specializes in providing expert witness testimony, child custody evaluations, and assessing whether or not a child has been coached in child custody evaluations. Nicol provides valuable insight to behind the scenes preparation of divorce and child custody cases, especially when things turn bitter. Nicol educates us on the importance of staying calm and treating a nasty child custody battle like a business deal. In addition, she provides insight on how to keep your cool in a battle with an ex-partner who is constantly undermining the other parent and using the children as a pawn in the child-custody battle.

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2. My Journey and My Passion

In this episode, Dr. Jones has an intimate discussion about her own personal journey with hurtful relationships, and how she was able to heal and reover from them. Dr. Jones explores why she is personally invested in helping people heal from painful and abusive relationships. While her toxic relationships were costly, Dr. Jones describes how a healthy support system including her therapist and her mentor and reading self-help books were extremely helpful in overcoming her trauma. The books that were helpful to Dr. Jones were both written by Susan Anderson and include: Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery and The Abandonment Recovery Workbook.

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1. Welcome and Introduction

In this podcast episode, Dr. Jones will discuss the passion behind her work and the podcast, defines and educates you on narcissism and abusive personalities, and the inspiration and the meaning of the logo.In this podcast episode, Dr. Jones will discuss the passion behind her work and the podcast, defines and educates you on narcissism and abusive personalities, and the inspiration and the meaning of the logo.

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