#SharedSecrets: Episode 2

The Drama of Deception with Abby Ellin


Journalist and author Abby Ellin knows a thing or two about deception. In her June 2015 Psychology Today cover story, she shares her personal experience of being scammed by someone she loved and trusted—her fiancée. The subject matter touched me deeply, as it’s a topic I discuss frequently with clients in my practice and with my peers. She joins me in this week’s episode of Shared Secrets to discuss the drama of deception.

In addition to having personal experience with the topic of this week’s podcast, Abby has a varied and accomplished background. She wrote the "Preludes" column about young people and money in the Sunday business section of The New York Times for five years. Her 2005 memoir, Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs in on Living Large, Losing Weight and How Parents Can (and Can't) Help, was excerpted in The New York Times Magazine and was a finalist for the Books For a Better Life award.

Join me and Abby as we talk about “betrayal blindness;” how being duped can seriously skew our sense of self; and how to trust ourselves again after the drama of deception. 

More about Abby Ellin: Abby Ellin has written for dozens of publications, including: The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, New York, Salon, The Village Voice, CBS.com, MSN.com, Spy, The Boston Phoenix, Marie Claire, Glamour, More, Seventeen, Sassy, Self, Shape, Fitness, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Business Traveler and Gotham. She is also the editor-at-large for Fitsmi.com, a web community for girls (and their moms) who are struggling with weight/body image issues. She also named "Karamel Sutra" ice cream for Ben and Jerry's.