Run Like Hell: A Therapist's Guide to Recognizing, Escaping, and Healing from Trauma Bonds (Hardcover)
Change your present and seize your exceptional future by escaping your painful trauma bond, healing, and thriving At age twenty-two, Nadine married Jordan Belfort, the nefarious stockbroker portrayed in the Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. Their marriage began as a fairy tale, but once they were bonded, Jordan's "mask" began to slip, and acts of infidelity, narcissistic abuse, insatiable greed, and uncontrollable drug addiction became Nadine's nightmare. The horrific relationship gave Nadine the inspiration to become a psychotherapist specializing in narcissistic abuse, trauma bonds, and complex PTSD. Her private practice quickly flooded with women recounting an all-too-familiar story of abuse with a pathological partner. Perhaps this scenario resonates with you. In Run Like Hell, Nadine brings you her personal experience and years of expertise to explain - the mental health of the narcissistic pathological lover (PL),
- the traits of women who are the perfect "victims" of these PLs,
- how you can leave a trauma bond safely, and
- how you can heal. Nadine also shows how you and other women can be surthrivers of these trauma bonds and go on to have healthy, positive relationships and lives, armed with knowledge and awareness. So Run Like Hell from damaging trauma bonds and live with awareness, practice self-love and care, and thrive, regardless of your past.
About the Author
Dr. Nadine Macaluso is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. She received her master's in counseling psychology and doctorate in depth psychology with an emphasis on somatic psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in an evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment method called the Neuro-affective Relational Model (NARM), which is designed to treat complex trauma. Combining her professional training with her personal experience of being married to the infamous Wolf of Wall Street, Dr. Nae is now a leading expert in trauma bonds, shame, relationships, complex trauma, and Dark Tetrad personalities. Nadine currently has over 306,000 followers on TikTok @drnaelmft.