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How to Split a Toaster • Season 8 • Episode 20

How the F*ck Do I Heal from This? with Dr. Justine Weber

Navigating Narcissistic Relationships and Healing After Divorce
Seth and Pete welcome Dr. Justine Weber, a psychologist who helps people recover from narcissistic abuse. They discuss how to identify narcissistic behaviors, cope with divorce from a narcissist, and heal after leaving the relationship.

The conversation focuses on rebuilding your sense of self and reality after narcissistic conditioning. Justine offers insights into childhood attachment styles and trauma responses that can lead people to end up with narcissistic partners.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • How do you detach from a narcissist’s distortions of reality?
  • What strategies help rebuild your confidence during and after divorce?
  • How can you take back power after years of narcissistic control?

Key Takeaways:

  • Forgiving yourself is critical to overcoming narcissistic abuse.
  • Documenting the truth can counteract gaslighting.
  • Stay focused on your priorities rather than trying to control everything.

Overall, this episode explores thoughtful strategies for healing and reclaiming your life after leaving a narcissistic relationship. Justine offers compassionate guidance to help anyone struggling with these issues.

Links & Notes

Seth Nelson is a Tampa based family lawyer known for devising creative solutions to difficult problems. In How to Split a Toaster, Nelson and co-host Pete Wright take on the challenge of divorce with a central objective — saving your most important relationships with your family, your former spouse, and yourself.