The following are books, sites, and support groups that I have found helpful on my journey.

Support Groups


Coming soon.


  • Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life by Dacher Keltner
  • The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  • The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Self-Compassion Step by Step: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff PhD
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  • Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
  • The Body Keeps the Score Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van der Kolk MD
  • Boundaries After a Pathological Relationship by Adelyn Birch
  • Character Disturbance: The Phenomenon of Our Age by George K. Simon Jr. Ph.D
  • Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse by Shannon Thomas LCSW
  • How Did We End Up Here?: Surviving and Thriving in a Character-Disordered World by George K. Simon Ph.D. & M. Kathryn Armistead Ph.D.
  • In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People by Dr. George K. Simon Ph.D
  • Necessary Endings The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward by Henry Cloud
  • POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse: A Collection of Essays on Malignant Narcissism and Recovery from Emotional Abuse by Shahida Arabi
  • Whole Again: Healing Your Heart and Rediscovering Your True Self After Toxic Relationships and Emotional Abuse by Jackson MacKenzie
  • The Covert Passive-Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse by Debbie Mirza
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: Understanding the Overly Rigid, Controlling Person by Martin Kantor
  • Psychopath Free by Jackson McKenzie
  • The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Randi Kreger & Paul T. Mason (Note: get the revised edition)