This book was written straight forward and from the heart.. I could identify with patterns that were in my life, even if the circumstances were not. I came to realize that I wasn’t alone in my struggles. This is real for many people. Dan gave words to what these relationships go through, mirroring, gas lighting, ghosting. It was sometimes hard to read and also hard to put down! – Amazon Review
The narcissistic relationship is laid bare in this stunning, true page-turner.
Intelligent and good-natured men and women alike can be seduced by narcissists, borderlines, histrionics and sociopaths. The results are often tragically similar. This is especially true when codependents mix with cluster B disordered people, like in the case of Dan and Tina.
People subjected to narcissistic abuse commonly experience depression, anxiety, panic attacks, guilt and shame among other difficult psychological and physical problems. Even after terrible mistreatment, victims may still feel an incredibly strong connection to their abuser. It’s a phenomenon called a trauma bond that’s like an addiction but can be even harder to kick than heroin. for Dan, that led to a destructive on-again-off again relationship that withered everything it touched.
In the Adventures of Dan and Tina, insights and answers are woven through a riveting true story of love, infidelity, betrayal, secrecy, gaslighting, crazy-making and ultimately escape and the road to recovery. It’s a rare, personal look at what a romantic relationship with a cluster B personality disordered person is really like, from love-bombing beginning to the shattered end. Sometimes tragic and bizarre, it’s also enlightening and affirming.
The secrets, mysteries and mazes enveloping a narcissistic relationship are actually incredibly simple once you finally see it as it is.
Gripping and informative, The Adventures of Dan and Tina will take you on a surprising journey through surviving and recovering from narcissistic abuse.
About the Author
Author Dan McGrath is a survivor of narcissistic abuse and recovering codependent. He enjoys creative pursuits including writing, art and music production and is learning to fly airplanes. He has extensive experience working in and around politics and government in Minnesota. He has served as executive director, president and communications director for non-profit political organizations, a campaign manager for candidates, chairman of a ballot committee and a registered lobbyist. He has launched several successful lawsuits against the government and won cases in both the Minnesota and United States Supreme Courts. Dan has been featured in numerous local and national television and radio programs and newspapers.