Vivian McGrath

Vivian McGrath is a TV Exec Producer making documentaries for US/UK and Australian television networks. She’s a survivor of domestic violence, motivational speaker, author, and empowerment coach. She helps women ready to recover from abusive relationships fall back in love with themselves and never settle for anything less than they deserve ever again. If that sounds like you then join her VIP The Power Within You program here: https://www.vivianmcgrath.com/work-with-me/

Narcissists, Flying Monkeys and Smear Campaigns: How To Deal With It

When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. The misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did. – Jill Blakeway

Ways A Narcissist Manipulates You and How To Shut Them Down

Even though you can’t change a narcissist, you can most certainly protect yourself from their toxicity.

Closure in Relationships: 10 Ways To Stay Strong When There is None

Without closure, it can be difficult to move on in life and the healing becomes much harder.

What a Relationship with a Narcissist Actually Feels Like

Here’s a short summary of some signs you are living with or engaging with a narcissist:

Narcissist Mirroring: How Narcissist Manipulates You Into Loving Them

What makes a narcissist or abusive type so attractive to some of us? A subtle manipulative tactic, known as mirroring.

13 Ways Manipulators Use Passive Aggressiveness To Manipulate and Abuse You

A person who is passive aggressive needs to feel dominant and in control.  They also need to make others feel inadequate to relieve a feeling of deficiency within themselves.

Hoovering: Ways A Narcissist Reels You Back In

Narcissist hoovering usually happens after an episode of abuse. Or, when you are threatening to leave, or have recently left an abusive relationship.

Gut Instincts In Relationships. Always Trust Your Gut!

Is what your heart telling you at odds with what your gut says? Do you listen to gut feelings or ignore them?

Recovery From Abusive Relationships. How Long Does It Take?

It is only when we are still and have the courage to face ourselves that we can heal. 

How Can I Love Someone Who Abuses Me? Psychology of Toxic Relationships

Are you in love with someone who hurts you? Trapped in an abusive or dysfunctional cycle?

Setting Healthy Boundaries Keep You Safe

Strong boundaries replace the invisible ‘victim’ sign others’ detect on you, with a ‘don’t mess with me’ one instead.

Fantasy Bond: Loving The Person You Hope They’ll Become

One of the hardest things about leaving an abusive relationship was grieving the loss of the fantasy relationship I had in my head.