Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

When Someone Tells You to “Be Positive!” They’re Not Being Helpful, They’re Being an Asshole

When positive thinking turns toxic

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I’d been diagnosed with PTSD. My anxiety was so bad I had to switch to decaf. I had stomachaches so debilitating I couldn’t leave the house.

I’d been stalked, harassed, smeared, and abused by a narcissistic ex who vowed to…



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Suzanna Quintana

My voice is my superpower. Editor-in-Chief of The Virago. Founder of The Narcissist Relationship Recovery Program.