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Stages of recovery after narcissist abuse

Via Narcissisticabuse.com  we break them down into three stages – victim – survivor – surthriver We want you to know that recovery is much more than learning about what is narcissistic abuse, who are these narcissists are, learn the lingo of narcissistic abuse and what just happened. These things you must learn so that you can identify… Continue reading Stages of recovery after narcissist abuse

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The Narcissist Takes and Takes

 

So true.

Surviving the Narcissist

I wrote this in 2013, but I’m ashamed to say I took him back again and again after that.  There are break ups.  Some are easy, some are painful and difficult.  You get through it and you go on.  I’ve had a 15 year relationship and engagement end.  I’ve have another engagement end. Lots of break ups in between.  Most of the time, we’re able to salvage a friendship or at least an acquaintance level, civil departure. People break up every day.  Narcissists never actually break up with you, they just break you.

A Narcissist tears your world apart.  You kinda feel like this:

Some of Me 

Is there some piece of my heart you haven’t broken yet?

Some part of my soul you haven’t destroyed yet?

Some piece of my happiness you haven’t hijacked yet?

Some joy you haven’t stomped on yet?

Some piece of mind you haven’t fucked…

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7 Tactics Narcissists Use to Escape Responsibility

This one has me in tears this morning.  Better than anger so I know I’m moving forward.  Every old email I wrote to him before he assaulted me are examples of what the author explains.  Especially the  Rescue/Retreat - It wasn’t until I was okay enduring his punishments of emotionally retreating that I was able… Continue reading 7 Tactics Narcissists Use to Escape Responsibility

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Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Codependent Love

I had a conversation with a good friend about this last night because I often wonder if Vince ever loved me or cared for me.  It's not easy to go there because I feel foolish for having thought he did but there is a part of me that believes when he met me he saw… Continue reading Narcissists Can Love – But Run! Understanding Narcissistic Codependent Love