Today It's About ME: Standing Up to Narcissistic Behavior

November 9, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Merle Griff

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Episode Description

Do you know someone who only thinks of themselves and their own needs? Do you find yourself sidestepping issues that are important to you in order to avoid confrontation with the narcissist in your life? Is there any way to turn these behaviors around? Most of us know someone who is a narcissist. Whether they are a family member or friend, boss or coworker, spouse or significant other, dealing with them is almost always frustrating. Dr. Merle's guest, Wendy Behary, helps us identify and understand narcissistic behavior and suggests ways in which we can stand up for ourselves without getting caught in the crossfire. Behary also gives us strategies to help us get our own needs met without a power struggle, and if necessary, how to escape perilous narcissism.

Caught Between Generations

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Please note that the time of our show has changed to 12 Noon Pacific Time/3 PM Eastern Time

More than 40 percent of people in their 40s and 50s have at least one living parent, and a child under the age of 21 for whom they are providing care and assistance. Most likely there is also a job, a house to run, groceries to buy and meals to get on the table. How can you cope with the massive demand on your time for love, attention, and decision-making skills?

We know it’s not easy but Caught Between Generations is here to help. We talk all things multi-generational, and provide practical tips you can use right now and in the long term to make your life less stressful.

Our program is a one-stop shop for information and resources for caregivers of multiple generations. If you are caring for children, grandchildren, spouse and/or parents, you do not have the time or the energy to search for all of the information that you need. Caught Between Generations will help you feel more peaceful, more organized and more informed with expert interviews with those in the know.

Dr. Merle Griff

Merle Griff, PhD is an expert on caring for both children and aging parents. She has been an invited speaker at international and national conferences such as the World Congress on Family and Play Therapy. Dr. Griff has written extensively on intergenerational dynamics, including her book LinkAges, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on topics such as The Influence of Grandparents in Family Systems, and developed therapeutic techniques for use with multi-generational families.

Dr. Griff is the founder and CEO of SarahCare Senior Solutions ( SarahCare provides creative solutions for seniors that helps them to remain in their home and with their families. Prior to founding SarahCare, Dr. Griff was a therapist in community mental health centers working with children and their families and extended families.

Dr. Griff is a wife, mother and grandmother. She took her mother into her own home to care for her following a very dense stroke, and is passionate about providing help for others in similar situations.

Episode Directory

December 2017

November 2017

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  • 11/23/2017: Encore: When You Need a New Parenting Perspective Listen Now
  • 11/16/2017: Outperforming the Past: The Journey to Overcoming Childhood Adversity Listen Now
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