ABOUT "I AM FREE"

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“I’m sure this book will be a powerful guiding light for many people seeking to crawl out of the mire of narcissistic abuse. By providing insight and validation from the stories of other survivors, it will be a powerful force for growth and change in the life of the reader.”

– Richard Grannon BSc (hons) Author of How To Take Revenge On A Narcissist

About “I AM FREE”

I Am Free, the title of this book embodies its core message. For anyone who has the misfortune of being embroiled in a toxic love relationship or family relationship, the essays shared by other survivors can serve as encouragement that escape is possible. None of the contributors sugar-coated their experiences, or the degree of effort that it took to survive, leave, and heal from such traumatic relationships.

Time and again, these writers shared that, charmed by their partner, they ignored their inner voices when those early alarm bells rang. Many of these individuals were well-educated, and had successful careers, until… they sank into the quicksand of toxic partnership.

These stories are brutally honest and chronicle the careful grooming process, so typical, of these kinds of unhealthy, and damaging relationships. This makes for a challenging read, AND IT IS IMPORTANT that they are read as both a cautionary warning, and an illuminating light, so that others might escape, and/or avoid the perils that these stories narrate.

Written from the heart of survivors of narcissistic abuse, this collection of stories and poems will empower readers dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and serve as a wake-up call to those who are in “ or think they may be in” an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath.

I Am Free validates and inspires the victims of toxic relationships with the experiences of people from all walks of life “ featuring both women and men, who have found the courage to survive abusive relationships, either as adults or as children raised by narcissists, and sociopaths. These vignettes are heavy, raw, and painful, but the ultimate message is one of hope “that it is possible to gain happiness, and freedom from narcissistic abuse.”

About “I AM FREE”

I Am Free, the title of this book embodies its core message. For anyone who has the misfortune of being embroiled in a toxic love relationship or family relationship, the essays shared by other survivors can serve as encouragement that escape is possible. None of the contributors sugar-coated their experiences, or the degree of effort that it took to survive, leave, and heal from such traumatic relationships.

Time and again, these writers shared that, charmed by their partner, they ignored their inner voices when those early alarm bells rang. Many of these individuals were well-educated, and had successful careers, until… they sank into the quicksand of toxic partnership.

These stories are brutally honest and chronicle the careful grooming process, so typical, of these kinds of unhealthy, and damaging relationships. This makes for a challenging read, AND IT IS IMPORTANT that they are read as both a cautionary warning, and an illuminating light, so that others might escape, and/or avoid the perils that these stories narrate.

Written from the heart of survivors of narcissistic abuse, this collection of stories and poems will empower readers dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and serve as a wake-up call to those who are in “ or think they may be in” an abusive relationship with a narcissist or sociopath.

I Am Free validates and inspires the victims of toxic relationships with the experiences of people from all walks of life “ featuring both women and men, who have found the courage to survive abusive relationships, either as adults or as children raised by narcissists, and sociopaths. These vignettes are heavy, raw, and painful, but the ultimate message is one of hope “that it is possible to gain happiness, and freedom from narcissistic abuse.”

Reviews

By Melissa408 on May 23, 2016
Inspiration, validation, and hope after darkness

If you are coming out a relationship with a narc/sociopath, it’s likely that you are feeling confused, crazy, lonely, angry, anxious, paranoid, lost, shame and even hopeless. The more research you do, the more the cognitive dissonance kicks in, the more you ignore your gut and rationalize that your partner could not be a narcissist. Loneliness and isolation are what “victims” feel so this is the book you need to read. Unlike other books, “I Am Free” incorporates data from NPD with real life, relatable stories from fellow survivors that are both uplifting and validating. This book is the loving, supportive, compassionate, understanding, friend we all desired following the aftermath of our breakup. For most of us, our friends and family couldn’t help us they way we needed. Only fellow survivors can. I love that this book will help spread self-love and compassion after trauma. This is also a book for anyone who has had loved on in a toxic relationship and can’t seem to understand why he/she “doesn’t just leave” and “get over it.”

By Shelby Richardson May 20, 2016
Five Stars

This book is saving me from a life I used to think I wanted. 

By acshuman on November 28, 2017
Five Stars

If a person has any questions about whether or not they are in a situation that involves ‘narcissistic abuse’ this book will show you what has happened to many other people. This will allow you to see what happens in one of these situations and tell you if you are facing the same problems! Once you pick this book up, you will not want to set it down until you are done reading the entire book! The way reading this book can open a person’s eyes is very helpful to any person who may be in need of freedom from their abuser and will give that person a feeling of belonging to a group of people who are very similar and have experienced the same problems! These people will also allow the reader to realize that there are ways to get help and get out of the situation they are facing! 

By Reader of all sorts on June 6, 2016
Stories And Truth Are Not Shared Over Coffee; No One Believes Them. This Book Will Change That…

Caught in the crosshairs of the cruel drama of damaging families and/or spouses, the sane individual becomes an innocent receptacle for incomprehensible devaluation. The thing is, they don’t even know why these people treat them so and accept that they are powerless. Stories and truth are not shared over coffee; no one believes them. The Malignant Narcissist has fooled the world until now, flashing his most charming facade at the rest of you and expects to continue to hide his enraged self as he has always done; lists of “traits” might give others a clue, but they can continue to hide in plain sight if that’s all you know. This book will change that.

“I AM FREE”, a collection of stories and poetry gathered by Bree Bonchay, tells others in similar relationships that what they are experiencing is real, has a name and is being met by indignation, support and validation in a world which formerly looked the other way, or worse, blamed the strength of those who battled to rise above the vindictiveness of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in their own lives. The words within this book, powerful and insightful, show the facility of these individuals to break free to a SELF-DEFINED reality, to understand those so disordered who nearly broke them and to want to help others by openly sharing how they endured the worst that everyday monstrous manipulators bring – and can say, “I AM FREE” to live, to love and share their unbelievable, true tales.

By LD on January 29, 2017
Great For Men Too

A perfect little nudge for those caught in the seemingly endless loop of cognitive dissonance. This book is set to the drumbeat of, “This is real. You are ok. It will get better.” It is not another how-to book. It is about hope, heart, and mind. It is about how real people identified and removed a huge obstacle to their health and happiness. When doubt and guilt cycle back around and I need inspiration, I re-read my favs and don’t stay there long. Thanks, Ms. B for putting this tool in my toolbox.

7 Interesting Facts About The Book, “I Am Free”

The very first edition of I Am FreeHealing Stories of Surviving Toxic Relationships With Narcissists and Sociopaths will be available to purchase on April 30, 2016, or May 1, 2016, depending on where you live in the world. I will be posting a link to where you can purchase the book (tomorrow) on my public Facebook Forum page. Find out some interesting facts about the book, and how you can personally get involved, and join the campaign to help raise awareness about narcissistic abuse.

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People from around the world submitted their stories to be included in this anthology. We have contributors from the United States, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia.

2

The members of the public Facebook forum page, Narcissistic Abuse And Toxic Relationships, chose the book’s front cover through a vote held on the page.

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The book has a two-fold goal; to empower, and provide hope to those who are in, or recovering from a toxic relationship with a narcissist, or sociopath, as well as raise the public profile of narcissistic abuse, and spread awareness about the warning signs, and it’s snowballing effects that seep into every facet of society.

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The book inspired the dedication of June 1st, as World Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day. I’m hoping you will join me by showing your support and helping to raise awareness about the devastating impact of narcissistic abuse, so hopefully, one day it will be recognized as the legitimate public health concern it is. For more information, visit www.wnaad.com

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One of the book’s contributors was married to a famous person. Two of the book’s contributors are medical doctors, and another two are lawyers practicing family law, and advocating for survivors of domestic abuse. One contributor is a minister. A couple of the contributors have their degree in social work or psychology. One contributor is a fireman. Also included are bloggers, advocates, parents, homemakers, and educators.

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The contributors come from all walks of life, and range in age from 20-something to 60-something. Both males and females shared their stories about surviving toxic relationships or being raised as children by narcissistic parents.

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I Am Free: Healing Stories About Surviving Toxic Relationships With Narcissists And Sociopaths is the market’s only anthology of 100% true stories about narcissistic abuse.

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