Apr 29, 2022
Carla’s big sister Stephanie
jumps on at the top of the show, to give the good ‘ole sister stamp
of approval to The Love Fix. Then, Sherry and Carla take a Love Fix
question from someone who is married, but things don’t feel like
they are improving, especially in therapy. Then, they welcome Brynn
Cicippio, LMFT and recovery specialist. Brynn is the founder and
owner of BCA Therapy, a group private practice that sees
Pennsylvania clients and residents in both in-person and
telehealth. Brynn talks about how she got into supporting
individuals, couples, and families to recover from the trauma left
after an affair, addiction, and narcissistic abuse. She talks with
Carla and Sherry about how to learn to trust your gut, what true
self-care looks like, and how to cut off a narcissistic of what she
calls their “narcissistic supply”.
What You’ll Hear In This Episode:
- Brynn talks about her life as a former
probation and parole officer, and how that set her on a course to
be interested in working with the topics of betrayal, infidelity,
narcissistic abuse, and toxic relationships.
- How can being with a narcissist actually change
someone’s attachment style?
- Yes, narcissists can know how to model empathy
and pro-social behaviors instead of actually feeling those things.
What are some red flags to look out for?
- Find out how to https://bcatherapy.com/, along with how to work with Sherry and Carla on overcoming codependency, dating, break-ups,
healing from toxic relationships, and gaining
- A lot of individuals who have experienced
narcissistic abuse use alcohol and drugs as a coping skill in
- What does love bombing look like in a longer
- When it’s necessary to interact with a
narcissist, less is better. Make your meeting very brief, clear,
- Brynn describes what she calls “a narcissistic
supply” where the narcissist needs validation from even more than
one outside source, often resulting in many
- The three types of self-care talking to
yourself with love and compassion.
- Bubble baths and paying your bills are great
for self-care, but you really have to first look at how you are
talking to yourself. If you are tearing yourself down, the nice
things won’t mean anything.
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