About Carla


Thank you for visiting my blog.

I grew up in a narcissistic family with a narcissistic father who chose me to be the family scapegoat and my brother to be the golden child. It has taken me many, many years to come to terms with what happened to me during my childhood and I would never have succeeded were it not for the kindness and support I received from my husband and my friends. They have proved to be true blessings in my life.

Nowadays, many years later, I have succeeded in breaking the cycle of trauma and abuse that has cursed my father’s side of the family for generations. My children are happy and loved. They have never experienced any of the destructive behaviours that tore apart my family of birth. That is my legacy and I am immensely proud and grateful that I have succeeded. It has taken many years and a lot of soul searching and heartache, but it was worth it.

There is hope.

“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.”

Jeanne McElvaney

I set up this website because I believe that it is important for survivors of narcissistic abuse to speak up, lighting a beacon to guide victims who have suffered at the hands of a narcissist to safety. Yes, it is possible to overcome the impact of narcissistic and other forms of emotional or psychological abuse. This type of abuse leaves no obvious signs on the body – no bruises or scars. However the damage inflicted on victims is very real and we struggle with issues such as negative self talk, low self esteem and other challenges for the rest of our lives.

Narcissistic abuse is soul destroying, but do not lose hope. Join me on this journey to healing and happiness. I can also be found on Twitter @CarlaCorelli with daily inspiration and encouragement. Together we will overcome our trauma.

Much love,

Carla Corelli

5 thoughts on “About Carla”

  1. Hi there! Use your Twitter advice quite a bit. Have narc mom. She’s 79 and I’m so heartbroken, but glad I know now. Also sober 4 1/2 yrs, and that’s why I started watching patterns that were riddles all my life!! I’m 56. Thanks!!

    • Hi Kim, I am so sorry that you too had a narcissistic parent – I know what a nightmare that is. Glad that my tweets and blog have helped!
      Want you to know that although it might feel impossible at times, it IS possible to heal and to slowly undo the damage they did to us, so hang in there. Sending you a big hug and lots of love.

  2. Hi Carla
    I sent you the TWTR pix for the DeGroat book.

    I have personal episodes, (too many); significant NPD chapters in extended family history… and (victim) encounters in the pastoral counseling environment.

    Permit me to thank you AND encourage you in your mission to set victims free from deceit, pain, and ongoing dysfunction.

    Valid email contact attached to this webpage comment.

    Be safe.


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