Episode 38

38. No Longer in Love with a Narcissist with Jillian "JJ" Simmons

In this episode Jillian Simmons and I reflect on her experience of being in an emotional and mentally abusive relationship. She shares her experience of wear the mask of "everything is all good" in the public eye whilst being emotionally abused by her boyfriend.


Episode Highlights

  • Signs of an abusive relationship 

  • Acknowledging the difficult of leaving an abusive relationship

  • Trusting your gut and intuition 

  • Taking to your child about seeing abuse in a relationship

  • The significance of validating the abuse for the survivor

  • Becoming a voice for people in an abusive relationships


Special Guest: Jillian JJ Simmons



Youtube Videos: JJ's Truth: In Love with a Narcissist


Resources Shared in Show


Without Bruises 

Respect My Crown: A 30-Day Affirmation Journal To Manifest Your Vision

All Falls Down: A Daily Study of Scripture To Lift You Up When Life Has Knocked You Down

The Shack


The Pursuit of Happiness 


Additional Resources

Domestic Violence Abuse Help Guide

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Narcissist Abuse Support


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Authentic Wednesday Podcast Website


About the Podcast

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About your host

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Bianca Hughes

Bianca Kesha Hughes is setting boundaries and breaking barriers. She knows how to navigate life and discover true identity while trusting in God. Known for authenticity and heart-work services, Bianca is the ultimate trailblazer in the mental health and wellness field as a therapist, coach, speaker, and podcast host, inspiring her audience to let go of the illusion of perfectionism.

She is deeply connected to her cultural values, and Caribbean heritage, and her foundation of faith is a source of light for everyone around her. Bianca experiences her fair share of trials and pain but she heals through vulnerability and connecting to her authentic self. For this reason, she is passionate about breaking down the walls of perfectionism, encouraging her audience to connect to their authentic self while creating a safer place for them to be seen and heard.

Her podcast, "It Didn't Break Me," creates a space for honest and vulnerable conversations. Her guests share their transformational life stories around the messy stuff they didn't think they'd come back from yet they are still here. "It Didn't Break Me" podcast is a platform for people who are struggling with mindset shifts around perfectionism and being their authentic self, inspiring them to discover the beauty in the mess.