Guest Podcast by Susan Broussard
Hello, I am Susan Broussard, and I was coined Narcissist buster by my friend Gin Spaulding. I was born in Georgetown, Guyana. If you have heard of the Jim Jones Massacre, this is where I'm from. Because of my country's infamous history, I started using the phrase “Drinking the cool-aid” to describe people in the grooming/honeymoon phase of a narcissistic relationship. We immigrated to the United States in 1984.
After a short stay in New York City, we moved to southern California, which I call home today. I learned to speak Spanish here and have been helping immigrants and the Hispanic and black communities. I understand the struggles of immigrants as I had to help my mom with Algebra to begin her nursing career over again, even though
she ran a birthing center in our country.
I have always had a heart for helping others. As a child, I would interact with babies and tutor younger children. I am still in love with babies today. Maybe it has to do with my mom being a midwife. My love of children grew into working with troubled teenagers. I don’t like to say that I specialize in any one thing, but I am pretty darn good with kids and teens.
Although my mom taught me many things, she had her own struggles with mental illness and was my first introduction to narcissism. To gain control over my life as a teen, I started having sex with the wrong people. I had two children by the time I was 22 and had fallen in love with the worst of wrong men. I struggled for 10 years in this off-and-on-again relationship to break free. It wasn’t until the last year that I realized I really had to get away from him or lose my life.
From ROCK BOTTOM to the TOP
I had hit rock bottom and was tired of being mistreated. I prayed on my hands and knees for God to send me my husband so that I would never again be tempted to go back to the narcissist. So I created a list of traits about what love was supposed to be based on the Bible since I had never seen it.
Two months after complete no-contact, I met him. I am now happily married to a USMC Veteran and have four kids. So, if with two kids by two different fathers and PTSD, I could find true love, so can you!
Susan A. Broussard LMFT CEO
Broussard Marriage & Family Therapy INC
May 10th, 2022, at 6:30 pm mountain