I have an awful, tragic story to share with you about the gale force destructive power of abandonment trauma otherwise known as narcissistic abuse syndrome. The unique gift that I have to offer you is a step-by-step, blow-by-blow accounting of my severe trauma wounding and more importantly, the redemptive, intimate, step-by-step process that I have journeyed through to survive and recovery from those wounds. As I write each chapter I will also invest my heart and soul in sharing that message in video form. I believe that I can best tell this story with my voice, my face, my eyes, my heart and my tears. Think of me as a war correspondent that has had a few limbs blown off during battle as he tried to report on a war that you are fighting. No matter how utterly destroyed and annihilated you may be, I promise you that this book will instill hope, help, direction, community and most importantly some much needed relief from your unspeakable suffering.
Bad things can happen when you least expect them to. I had one such unexpected, moderately nightmarish experience last Sunday. While tooling home on my Harley a young man inched out into my lane. When I slammed on my brakes my bike kept going but I hit the pavement with a very sickening and painful […]
Life and Marriage are really hard. Previously trustworthy spouses have cruel and deeply hurtful affairs. Many husbands can be critical, controlling, workaholic, arrogant, know-it-all and insensitive and yet they are shocked and hurt when their wives no longer fell like having sex with them any longer. Couples lack the skills to truly talk through and […]
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”0px|||” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off” gutter_width=”3″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Mark E. Smith, LCSW is our Founder and Director. Mark has been a respected Therapist/Author in the Indianapolis area for 30+ years. His passion and thought-leadership give Family Tree its solid foundation. […]