The Dichotomy Diaries Podcast
The Dichotomy Diaries Podcast

The Dichotomy Diaries Podcast

Amanda Lynette Arnier, MLS

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Prepare to be captivated by The Dichotomy Diaries, an invitation to embark on an extraordinary journey through a web of eerily similar firsthand accounts. Brace yourself for tales of manipulation, domestic turmoil, narcissistic intrigue, and financial deceit—all driven by the intoxicating illusion of love. In Season One, you’ll be introduced to nine remarkable women, each unaware of their shared connection: the enigmatic figure who upended their lives. Dive headfirst into their stories, commencing in the present day, as one courageous wife & host Amanda Arnier, navigates the treacherous waters of a chaotic divorce. Along the way, she unravels a trail of women left in her husband’s turbulent wake. This is a narrative that delves deep, exposing the shadowy underbelly of financial domination, escorting, and compulsive gambling, all concealed beneath the veneer of a seemingly perfect partner. Join us on a journey that will both shock and inspire, as we explore the complexities of love’s dichotomy and the resilience of those who emerge from its depths. Instagram: @TheDichotomyDiaries & @Manda.Miura TikTok: @TheDichotomyDiaries Facebook: @TheDichotomyDiaries

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S1:B3 - [EXPERT BONUS] Let's Chat with Vanessa Reiser, LCSW
JUL 12, 2024
S1:B3 - [EXPERT BONUS] Let's Chat with Vanessa Reiser, LCSW
Dear Listeners, In this exciting Bonus Episode of The Dichotomy Diaries, I interview the beautiful, bad ass, Vanessa Reiser, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from The Big Apple who's got a BOOK coming out soon! (Pre-Order Link Below!) We talk about SO many juicy topics including the connection between narcissistic abuse and cults, the behavior and mindset of narcissists and psychopaths, and dissect the experience of victims down piece by piece. We touch on the confusing role most family members take in (not) warning others about the narcissist in their life. Join us as we break down the challenges of conveying the complexity of narcissistic abuse in a concise manner others. A topic that I've really struggled with lately... This episode also explores trauma bonding and addiction in narcissistic relationships. Vanessa and I talk about the repetitive cycle of love bombing, devaluing, and discarding, which creates a trauma bond and intense addiction to the makeup session. Vanessa emphasizes the need for support and understanding for those trying to extricate themselves from these relationships, comparing it to drug addiction. Not to mention the post-separation abuse that can occur, which more often than not, includes attempts to destroy the victim's life. I had SO MUCH FUN chatting in up with Vanessa and learning all the things from her not only about my relationship with Dick, but about important topics and congruencies I wasn't even aware of. Forever Speaking My Truth, Amanda Be sure to check below for Vanessa's website, how to find her on Social Media, and Pre-Order her new book: Narcissistic Abuse: A Therapist's Guide to Identifying, Escaping, and Healing from Toxic and Manipulative People.    @vanessareiserlcsw-narcissi5380  Website: https://www.tellatherapist.net Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessareiserlcsw TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@vanessareiser BOOK PRE ORDER: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0306833174
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61 MIN
S1:E32 - [SAVANA'S STORY] Straight to Zelle: Part 2
JUL 2, 2024
S1:E32 - [SAVANA'S STORY] Straight to Zelle: Part 2
Dear Listeners, I think we may have uncovered something important during this episode... As Savana and I discuss how her and Dick's engagement came to an abrupt end, I realize that I share with her that she had NO idea about. Imagine her surprise when I fill her in on what HER FIANCE was doing way back when. Better yet, imagine the AUDACITY this man has to tell me the truth about his whereabouts and doings, while completely leaving out the fact that he was actively engaged to this beautiful human. Savana and I really want to emphasize how important it is to continue to do things for YOURSELF while in a relationship, NEW or OLD, you need to maintain your sense of self at all cost. Luckily for Savana, Dick wasn't able to break her spirit like he did many others, myself included. Savana's fighter soul is what gave her the strength to persevere and know what was best for her... A LIFE WITHOUT DICK. Let's be honest, that's literally what's best for everyone. I hope you enjoyed hearing Savana's story and have some good takeaways. Whether you're in a similar relationship, or know someone who is struggling to get out- just remember that your presence matters in the life of others. Whether they are gracious or not. Forever Sharing My Truth, Amanda L. Arnier, MLS   Savana's Hair Instagram Savana's Personal Instagram Savana's TikTok   We're taking submissions for SEASON TWO. If you have a CRAZY story that you would like to share and heal through on The Dichotomy Diaries, please email: [email protected] Sound Production: Amanda Arnier Guest: Savana Martin Music: Ashley England Podcast Website: www.TheDichotomyDiaries.com YouTube Video Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/@TheDichotomyDiaries/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/TheDichotomyDiaries Insta: https://www.instagram.com/manda.miura TikTok: @TheDichotomyDiaries Facebook: The Dichotomy Diaries    
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91 MIN
S1:E31 - [SAVANA'S STORY] Straight to Zelle: Part 1
JUN 20, 2024
S1:E31 - [SAVANA'S STORY] Straight to Zelle: Part 1
Dear Listeners,  In today’s episode, I am joined by a very special guest—Savana, who was once engaged to Dick. From the moment I reached out to her, Savana has been a pillar of support in uncovering the shocking truths about our shared ex. Savana’s story is one of beauty, resilience, and positive energy. She brings her sassy and captivating personality to this conversation, making for an episode you won't want to miss. Together, we dive into the complexities of their experiences with Dick, revealing insights that are both startling and compelling. This episode marks part one of their revealing conversation, titled “Straight to Zelle.” Be sure to give Savana a follow, her social media links are listed below! Oh, go check out the video recording of this podcast, now live on YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel, each podcast episode drops on YouTube before anywhere else! Forever Sharing My Truth, Amanda L. Arnier, MLS   Savana's Hair Instagram Savana's Personal Instagram Savana's TikTok   Stay tuned for PART 2 of Straight to Zelle coming out NEXT WEEK!   We're taking submissions for SEASON TWO. If you have a CRAZY story that you would like to share and heal through on The Dichotomy Diaries, please email: [email protected] Sound Production: Amanda Arnier Guest: Savana Martin Music: Ashley England Podcast Website: www.TheDichotomyDiaries.com YouTube Video Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/@TheDichotomyDiaries/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/TheDichotomyDiaries Insta: https://www.instagram.com/manda.miura TikTok: @TheDichotomyDiaries Facebook: The Dichotomy Diaries    
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112 MIN
S1:E30 - [AMBRE'S STORY] Summer Solstice: Part 3
JUN 20, 2024
S1:E30 - [AMBRE'S STORY] Summer Solstice: Part 3
Dear Listeners,    HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!    I know right? Quite coincidental for the LAST part of Ambre's story to be released wouldn't you say?    I love it when things like that happen.    I also love it when you can tell by the look in someone's face that a weight has been lifted from sharing something they kept to themselves for so long.    I applaud Ambre for making herself vulnerable and putting herself out there by telling this story.    In this episode you will hear some pretty shocking things...   From Dick's unconventional bedroom requests to a new scary part to his persona- stalking...   I hope you enjoy Summer Solstice Part 3.    Please make sure you give Ambre a follow, her links are below and make sure you head over and subscribe to YouTube. All episodes are released there FIRST.    Forever Speaking My Truth,  Amanda L. Arnier, MLS   Instagram: @AmbreFit YouTube: @ambrefit Twitter: @TheAmbreFit TikTok: @AmbreFit www.AmbreFit.com   We're taking submissions for SEASON TWO. If you have a CRAZY story that you would like to share and heal through on The Dichotomy Diaries, please email: [email protected] Sound Production: Amanda Arnier Guest: Ambre Mckee Music: Ashley England Podcast Website: www.TheDichotomyDiaries.com YouTube Video Episodes: https://www.youtube.com/@TheDichotomyDiaries/ Insta: https://www.instagram.com/TheDichotomyDiaries Insta: https://www.instagram.com/manda.miura TikTok: @TheDichotomyDiaries Facebook: The Dichotomy Diaries    
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65 MIN
S1:E29 - [AMBRE'S STORY] Summer Solstice: Part 2
JUN 4, 2024
S1:E29 - [AMBRE'S STORY] Summer Solstice: Part 2
Dear Listeners,  In this powerful and raw episode of The Dichotomy Diaries, Amanda sits down with Ambre to uncover the many layers of their toxic relationships. The conversation delves into several deeply personal themes, including: Strained Family Dynamics: Amanda shares insights into the troubled relationship between her husband and his father, exposing the negative family dynamics and emotional abuse she endured. Financial Control and Manipulation: Both Amanda and Ambre discuss the financial issues they faced, including how their partners used money as a tool for control and manipulation. Emotional and Verbal Abuse: They recount the hurtful comments, derogatory language, and verbal attacks that characterized their relationships, highlighting the damaging impact on their mental health. Gambling Addiction: The episode explores the significant role that Amanda's husband's gambling addiction played in their lives, adding another layer of complexity to the abuse. Conflict Diffusion: Amanda and Ambre describe their roles as peacemakers in constant conflicts, often at the expense of their own well-being. Suspicious Friendships: The conversation also touches on the suspicious and unhealthy relationship between Amanda's husband, Dick, and his friend Matt. The episode continues with Ambre's experiences of manipulation, coercion, and financial abuse in her relationship. Key points include: Broken Promises and Anxiety: Ambre recounts how her partner's broken promises left her feeling scared and anxious, a sentiment Amanda relates to deeply. Self-Prioritization and Derogation: They discuss how their partners prioritized themselves, often putting Ambre down and making her feel insignificant. Steroids and Hormone Therapy: Ambre shares how her partner's involvement with steroids and hormone therapy affected their relationship, including an incident of physical aggression. Car Situation: They talk about the partner's procrastination in getting a new car, reflecting his overall lack of responsibility. Finally, Amanda and Ambre discuss their experiences living with a narcissist, shedding light on: Unstable Living Conditions: They share stories of being moved to different apartments without consent, contributing to financial instability. Empty Promises: The narcissists' habit of making promises and failing to follow through, leaving them in precarious situations during trips and daily life. Obsession with Fitness: The narcissists' fixation on gyms and fitness, and how it impacted their relationships. Dangerous Behavior: Accounts of physically aggressive behavior during "play fights" and the narcissists' lack of remorse. Through this candid conversation, Amanda and Ambre highlight the manipulative, unpredictable, and damaging nature of their relationships with narcissists. Tune in to hear their stories and gain a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of abusive relationships. Remember to share this episode if it resonates with you or someone you know, and follow The Dichotomy Diaries for more stories of strength and resilience.   Forever Speaking My Truth, Amanda   CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS EPISODE!   If you have experienced anything similar and would like to be a guest on The Dichotomy Diaries, please email: [email protected] Music: Ashley England Guest: Ambre McKee Sound Production: Amanda L. Arnier Podcast Website: www.TheDichotomyDiaries.com Insta: @TheDichotomyDiaries TikTok: @TheDichotomyDiaries Facebook: The Dichotomy Diaries
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76 MIN