Eps 473: Parenting with a narcissist with Carol Szuky

Episode 475

My guest today is Carol Szuky.  Carol is on the show today because she feels called to talk about the narcissistic abuse she navigated with her children for most of their lives.  

Carol shares the story of meeting and marrying her narcissistic husband and the two big indicators that let her know the relationship was no longer healthy or working.  I ask Carol to define narcissism from her experience and how/when she planned to leave, then she shares the conversation & surprising twist that opened her husband up to listening, feeling, and changing.  

Carol shares the specific tools and therapy that have helped her & her husband, what her self-talk sounds like, & tips around boundaries.  I ask Carol how people reacted when she decided to stay & work things out with her narcissistic husband and why she & her husband are passionate about sharing their story.  We end today with tips for co-parenting with a narcissist. 

Guest Description 

Carol Szuky is a mother of four big kids, ranging from 15 to 21, a multi-passionate entrepreneur, and a wife to a narcissistic husband for 18 years.  She became a mom at 21, which some might say is too early, but she knows that her first born was right on time.  Carol is also a business mentor and Practical Spiritual Hustler, helping entrepreneurs tap into their most potent frequency and reach their highest potential through energetic alignment.

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Takeaways from the show

  • What is narcissism?  What does it look like? 
  • Where does narcissism come from? 
  • Indicators that your relationship is not healthy 
  • Tools & therapies that can help narcissists and victims 
  • How people react to the narcissism diagnosis 
  • Co-parenting with a narcissist 
  • Holding integrity, knowing your worth, & keeping your boundaries

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