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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Getting better all of the time!

Time is a great healer, we've all heard. It may be hard to believe that we can ever heal when we've been hurt by someone we love. We tried hard. We gave everything we had; often to the point of neglecting ourselves and our needs. If the person causing you such grief is out of your life, that's good! You can now begin healing.

It will take time; it will not be an easy time. If you have a good friend who understands you and is wiling to listen without judging, that will be a help. Counseling if you have access may also be a help. Try to create a support system for yourself.

Along the way you will likely have the question "why????" screaming in your head. That's normal but don't spend a lot of time thinking about why. You've expended too much energy already on the creep and you now have to spend some time on you!

When a relationship of any sort ends, your whole routine is thrown off. If you talked to someone at a certain time each day, or had any kind of routine that is now gone, it is normal to feel at odds, at loose ends, even craving the interaction. That's normal. Normal, but it must be dealt with.

Dealing with a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath or even toxic person, will make you feel emotionally spent, drained. You may have even forgotten what it is that you enjoy but you will get there! Small steps add up over time.

Some deal with a loss of relationships by over eating, over sleeping, drinking too much or turning to other substances in an effort to "forget" or get by. What you want are healthy replacements in your life!

Please don't search out a replacement relationship right away. You have to heal and feel that you are happy and in control of your life. Only you can fix you! And that is as it should be.

Give yourself some time to feel the stages of grief. There will be days when you feel great but then there will be days when you are sad, longing for the relationship. You know that the relationship was bad for you but you may be too focused on the good times you had. Would those brief good times be worth going back into a hurtful relationship? I thought not!

But it is natural, normal, to have good and bad days. What is helpful is to create for yourself new, healthy routines. Get up each day and take care of your needs--showering, eat something. Lying in bed or staying at home won't help. Take a walk or do something you enjoy. Take up a hobby that will occupy your hands and mind. Time will help. There may always be pangs of missing the one you once loved. Just be kind to yourself and remember that is normal!

Thriving After a Toxic Relationship: Not Just Surviving!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thriving After a Toxic Relationship: Just Not Surviving!

My newest e-book is available!
Thriving After a Toxic Relationship: Not Just Surviving!
Chances are if you’re reading this you’ve had a relationship with a person who greatly troubled you. Someone who turned your life upside down and all around.
There are many labels put on persons who harm others in non-arrestable ways: Narcissist. Sociopath. Psychopath. While there is a definite agreement with what constitutes a narcissist, it isn’t quite so cut-and-dried with what constitutes a sociopath versus a psychopath. The terms are often used interchangeably.
So we will call them “toxic people.” Toxic people are not good for us. And we’ve learned that lesson the hard way—through experience.
There will be many mini-lessons throughout this book but the first lesson I want you to learn is this: Psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists cannot be cured. They cannot be fixed. Not by the world’s best psychiatrists. Not by love…and not by you. You cannot fix a toxic person. The only one you can fix is you!
Isn’t that a liberating thought—you cannot fix anyone! You can now focus on the most important person to fix—yourself!
So, you know the person is toxic. He or she cannot be fixed. Picture a venomous snake in your mind—you cannot stop this snake from being deadly. When you even think of “trying again” to help the toxic person, remember the snake. If you have a snake phobia, think of something else that’s deadly toxic and when the toxic person comes to mind, associate him/her with something toxic. Do this each time to remind yourself to Not Touch!
A big reason, maybe the most important reason, to stop trying to fix someone else, to stop trying to fix a relationship that has ended is that it prevents you from fixing you. YOU are important and need attention from yourself. Likely you’ve let yourself and your needs go for so long that you need a lot of self-care. You will need to learn about what you need. What makes you happy. A toxic relationship won’t make you happy, believe me
You deserve to be happy. And you will be. It may take some time. But once you realize that there is freedom after a toxic relationship, you will be happier! The worst has already happened—a relationship ended badly and you were hurt. Once you realize that the worst is over and you begin letting the toxic person go, you can begin to heal.
My newest e-book Thriving After a Toxic Relationship is now available on!
Thriving After a Toxic Relationship: Not Just Surviving!

Copy Julie Clark 2014. All rights reserved. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Relational Aggression: Spot it, stop it!

Too many "experts" say that children should not feel shame when they hurt someone. But many of us know that when one doesn't feel shame, it is due to a lack of conscience. Is that what we really want--a child who feels no remorse or shame? When those children grow up they often abuse their partners or children. They are sometimes known as sociopaths, psychopaths, or narcissists.

After being involved in anti-bullying for many years now, I see a lot of what constitutes bullying, or relational aggression. Everyone knows it is harmful. Bullies are many times more likely to commit crimes before age 24, and victims are susceptible to many problems, physical and emotional: cutting, depression, lack of interest in education and life, suicidal thoughts or actions.

Yet, for all the press on what bullying is an what relational aggression is, there is precious little out there on what to DO about it! Many expensive programs are difficult and time consuming to implement. They are often watered down, or forgotten about in short order.

It does NOT have to be hard or expensive! That's why I've written this short (41 pages, estimated) ebook for parents, schools, and organizations.

Relational Aggression: Spot it, stop it!

Practical and commonsense, and ideas that you can start today!

Copyright Julie Patrick Clark 2014
All rights reserved,

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stop Walking on Egoshells...

My second e-book is now available on! "Stop Walking on Egoshells" is available on Kindle (if you don't own a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle APP) and read the book on your computer.

My book brings reality home in a 100 couplets that will help affirm that you deserve better than a toxic relationship. Whether you are dealing with a narcissist, sociopath, psychopath, or toxic people, you will see that you are worthy of a real man. You deserve to be treated well, to be loved and cared for. Not cheated on, lied to, and neglected. Once you believe in yourself you will be able to make positive changes in your life! You must believe in yourself before you can make those changes. One small success will lead to another, and another, and another.

I plan several more books in the near future and hope you enjoy the first one!


Copyright (c) Julie P Clark All rights reserved.

Friday, January 31, 2014


A small sample of the couplets from my book:

Don’t keep trying to make it work
You’re better off without that jerk.

What’s done is done so learn from that
Leave him alone and don’t turn back.

Leave him quick, don’t lose your nerve
Let him be your learning curve.

Copyright Julie Clark 2014. All rights reserved.