Can a Relationship With Emotional Abuse Be Saved?

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Dr. David Hawkins helps many couples with narcissistic or emotional abuse. Listen to this episode to learn when a relationship can be saved.

Dr. David Hawkins is a clinical psychologist, director of the Marriage Recovery Center, and a best-selling author of over thirty books. Since 1976, he has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals. He’s passionate about working with couples in crisis and helps them discover a new way of doing things to have a healthy and thriving relationship.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Signs of narcissistic or emotional abuse in a relationship
  • How these factors contribute to the breakdown of a relationship
  • Steps to protect yourself and work towards healing and repairing
  • How couples can repair the damage of abuse in a relationship
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When to STOP Giving the People You Date the Benefit of the Doubt

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Are you giving too many people you date the benefit of the doubt? You might be wasting precious time and energy!

Have you ever been in a relationship where you gave someone the benefit of the doubt over and over again, only to have that person hurt you? Whether it’s at the start of dating or when you’re already in a relationship, giving someone the benefit of the doubt is often the wrong thing to do. Why do we do it, and how do we stop? That’s what I’ll be covering in this video.

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How to Flourish After Narcissistic Abuse

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You can flourish after narcissistic abuse. My podcast guest, Marina J, shows us how in this episode of Last First Date Radio.

Marina J helps women flourish after narcissistic abuse with her Narcissistic Template Method®. She guides women to uncover the hidden shadows that typical therapy, mindset strategies, or self-care habits won’t address so that they RISE and become the fabulous woman they were born to be! She’s the author of the bestselling book, Turn Yourself On, and host of the podcast by the same name. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Common red flags of narcissistic abuse 
  • The green flags that tell us we’re going to flourish in new relationships
  • Why people still regularly over-give and under-receive in relationships after narcissistic abuse 
  • The number 1 tip for flourishing after a relationship with a narcissist
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Healing From the Past for Healthier Relationships

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Healing from the past paves the way for healthier relationships. Therapist Marlisse Testa shows us how in this episode!

Marlisse Testa is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who works with teens, adults, couples, and families. She treats depression, anxiety, mood disorders, mild personality disorders, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, relationship issues, divorce, dating, grief/loss, self-esteem, self-care, assertiveness training and more. She is also trauma trained and she is a Certified Integrative Medicine Provider and a trained narcissist abuse therapist. She’s here today to speak about her book, Stow Your Luggage When Dating: Practical Ways to Get Back into Dating While Putting Your Past Behind You to Have a Healthy, Vibrant, and Lasting Relationship.  

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why she wrote this book
  • What is the Ice Cream Theory in relation to dating?
  • Some signs that you should walk away from a person you’re dating
  • What she means by ‘hold on loosely’
  • Advice for those who are impatient in dating and relationships
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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?


Once a cheater, always a cheater? In this video, we’ll explore when to trust that someone won’t cheat again, and when to walk away.

Do you believe if someone cheats once, they’ll always be a cheater? There are people who cheat once and don’t cheat again. And there are chronic cheaters. How can you tell the difference, and when should you give a cheater a second chance? That’s what we’re exploring in this video.

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10 Signs of a One-Sided Relationship

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Have you ever been in a one-sided relationship – feeling anxious, questioning their interest in you? If so, watch this video!

If you’ve ever been in a one-sided relationship, you know how awful it feels. You’re always on edge, wondering if they really like you. In this video, I share 10 signs that the relationship is not working, because they’re just not that interested in you.

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