Whether you’ve read Toxik: In the Narcissist’s Web or not, my hope is that this blog will be a source of fun, learning and inspiration. 

The goal of the book and this blog is to do more than just “raise awareness” of narcissists and their emotional abuse – we want to reveal its reality from a survivor’s perspective. And we want you to be part of that conversation!

If you’ve read the About the Author page on this website, then you already know a little about me and my journey, so there’s no need to reiterate those details here.  

This blog will have a few categories of posts: 

  • Toxik Reality – the real talk about life and relationships with a toxic person, not the black and white version we read about in how-to articles and self-help books.
  • Lovin’ Life – my personal stuff and how I am living my best life after a toxik relationship. Basically, a Dear Diary format, like in the book. I hope this will be an inspiration for those who wonder how they will ever get out of the darkness they are in now.
  • Book Talk – for email subscribers only. It’s behind-the-scenes details of Toxik: In the Narcissist’s Web, as well as book announcements and deals.
  • Guest Blogs – others who want to add to the conversation.

A couple of other things I’d like to share:

As a writer, I have an “author style,” which is all about sentence structure, grammar punctuation, etc. The stuff that makes editors, English teachers & grammar nazis proud.  (Honestly, it’s exhausting and I would never be able to write like that every day.)

I also have a “blogger style,” which is the real me. I write how I talk and write what I think. (Yes, that includes an occasional rant and cuss word.) I do my best to keep it clean and easy to read but don’t spend much time reviewing and revising. I’m hoping it feels like ‘talking to a friend.”

Next, I said this before, but it bears repeating – my posts are written from a woman’s perspective simply because I am one. It is not my intention to convey that emotional abuse is a gender-specific issue & the man is always at fault.

Finally, I am not a therapist or life coach, and I don’t pretend to be one on the internet. These blogs are my thoughts, perspective and experiences based on my healing journey. 

Your input and constructive conversation are welcome. With that being said, we have all been through enough emotional abuse from our narcs, so I won’t tolerate bullying or derogatory remarks here. You will be banned & your comments deleted.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or topics you’d like me to write about; if you’d like to contribute as a guest blogger; or if you know of any resources you think would be helpful for the group. 

Let’s work together to reveal the reality of narcissists and their toxic ways.

All my best,


Published by TL Durand

Author of the Toxik book series

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