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Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games
Narcissists are everywhere.
They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic.
Anyone can be their target.
At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim.
All stories highlight to what extent narcissistic abuse can distort lives and threaten our self-worth yet ultimately, also send a positive message that once the narcissist is unmasked, the victims can at last break free.
About the Author :
Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.
Manipulated Lives is a collection of five short stories.
Each story centres around a manipulator and shows the devastating effects they have on their victims.
In all the stories the reader is witness to the internal dialogue of the characters and to me it felt a little like reading a psychology textbook.
However, each one was well-crafted and a joy to read.
They were all strong enough to stand up as an individual short story.
The hardest part is knowing that these horrible things happen to so many people in their everyday lives.
I’d definitely recommend reading this to make this topic more known and talkable!
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