Dr. C welcomes author and therapist, Darlene Lancer, whose expertise is the exploration of narcissists, codependents, and the problem of shame.  She explains how necessary it is to be aware of a narcissist’s dominance, especially if you are inclined to lay aside your true self in deference to the controller.

Darlene Lancer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert author on relationships, narcissism, and codependency. She’s counseled individuals and couples for over 30 years and coaches internationally. Her 10 books include Dating, Loving, and Leaving a NarcissistConquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True YouCodependency for Dummies and seven ebooks, including 10 Steps to Self-EsteemHow To Speak Your Mind – Become Assertive and Set LimitsDealing with a Narcissist: 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries with Difficult People, “I’m Not Perfect – I’m Only Human” – How to Beat PerfectionismandFreedom from Guilt and Blame – Finding Self-ForgivenessThey’re available on Amazon, other online booksellers. and her website, www.whatiscodependency.com, where you can get a free copy of “14 Tips for Letting Go.” She’s a sought-after speaker in media and at professional conferences. Find her on SoundcloudClypLinkedInYoutubeTwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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