167 episodes

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

A Date With Darkness Podcast Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 122 Ratings

A Date With Darkness podcast discusses the impact of narcissistic abuse and other relationship wounds on your well-being. This podcast provides tips for breaking free from relationships with narcissists and other unhealthy relationship patterns so that you can begin your healing journey, reclaim your independence and sanity, feel confident and know your worth, break toxic cycles, and create the healthy loving relationships that you deserve.

    Dr. Jones' Review of Dr. Campbell's Book "Adult Survivors of Emotionally Abusive Parents"

    Dr. Jones' Review of Dr. Campbell's Book "Adult Survivors of Emotionally Abusive Parents"

    I share some of my general thoughts about Dr. Sherrie Campbell's book. If you are healing from toxic parents (emotionally abusive or narcissistic), I recommend adding this book to your library. 
    It is a quick read, very user friendly, uses layman terms, and is relatable to anyone who grew up in a toxic or abusive family!
    Purchase the Adult Survivors of Emotionally Abusive Parents 
    *Be sure to check out page 1 for a note from yours truly!
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 11 min
    No Contact, Low Contact, and Grey Rock Methods with Narcissists

    No Contact, Low Contact, and Grey Rock Methods with Narcissists

    In this podcast, I discuss the difference between no-contact, low-contact, and grey rocking with a narcissist. I take a deep dive into when it's appropriate for you to go no-contact versus low-contact. I also discuss the parameters around grey rocking and why it shouldn't be used long-term unless absolutely necessary. None of these methods should be used to punish the abuser or to get them to contact you more.
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 20 min
    Healing Sisterhood, Featuring Dr Joy Harden Bradford, PhD

    Healing Sisterhood, Featuring Dr Joy Harden Bradford, PhD

    On today's podcast, Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford, PhD., and I discuss what a true sisterhood is and how you can create a sisterhood for yourself if you have trouble making connections. Dr. Joy and I explore what it means to heal through sisterhood.
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 49 min
    Children Caught in the Crossfire of Conflict Between Their Parents

    Children Caught in the Crossfire of Conflict Between Their Parents

    When narcissistic parents are fighting, their children are often caught in the middle and used as pawns. In this discussion, I explore what children experience when caught in the middle of their narcissistic parents and how the parents take their anger out on their children.
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 27 min
    Some Things I Learned in My Career Over The Years

    Some Things I Learned in My Career Over The Years

    A bonus episode where I discuss some of the things that I have learned in my career.
    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 53 min
    Men Who Center Women

    Men Who Center Women

    In today's episode, I discuss men who center women. Men who center women devalue them and has a troubling relationship with his mother. He may put his partner in competition with his mother, however he doesn't have a good relationship with either woman.










    Watch the video podcast on Youtube: A Date With Darkness
    Email questions or comments to Dr. Jones admin@drnataliejones.com
    Sign up for the free ebook on Red Flags in Your Relationships and the free weekly newsletter for tips about narcissistic abuse at www.drnataliejones.com
    Individual and group membership coaching sessions opening soon. Get on the mailing list to be the first to know here.
    Visit the website for more information: https://www.adatewithdarkness.com
    Let's keep the conversation going via social media:
    Instagram: A Date With Darkness
    Twitter: @Adatewdarkness
    Facebook: A Date With Darkness
    To connect with others who are seeking support from hurtful and abusive relationships please join the Facebook group: A Date With Darkness group

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

sweetbookworm ,

You are saving lives, saving mine

Dr. Jones thank you so much for creating this podcast- just a few episodes have opened my eyes and helped me understand that danger I’m in and the abuse that I’ve tolerated and mistaken for love for too long. This podcast is giving me the courage and validation I needed (from the appropriate place) to face my truth and take action to save my own life. With what you have created here you have saved and continue to save my life. I can’t express how much it means to hear your message and have it come from a Black woman of your expertise and experience level. Thank you for what you have done for me, for I am now on the path to getting myself my life my agency and my voice back. I have a request for a future episode/ series of episodes- while what you present is so clear and easy for me to identify myself in, I’d love to hear some topics around the relationship between queerness, mysognoir, and abuse. As a Black queer womxn survivor, I’m very curious about how those intersections impact abusive relationship dynamics. This is something I’m very interested in after learning that lesbians and bisexual women/people experience abuse at rates disproportionately higher than straight women/people. Either way, you have a listener and supporter for life in me!

Grace412 ,

Guidelines

Since earlier this year, I have been binge listening to the podcast. I started at the beginning and am going in order. I just finished the episode on Quality Men. It was very insightful and informative. I was I had this early on in life to help me avoid wrong choices. We should be sharing this information starting with early teens, teenagers and young women. I especially related to the part about paying attention to when a man gets mad and his reaction. I enjoy the podcast. Please keep up the good work. You are helping us in many ways. Thank you!

Creative Allotment ,

Woweeeee!!!

I’m listening to the Misogynoir podcast with Dr. Donna and 🤯 She is such. A. Truth. Teller. Incredible podcast and discussions Dr. Natalie. I’m so excited about your possible participation in the ICCC…

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