Narcissistic Abuse is a form of relationship trauma. Working through the devastating impacts these relationships can have requires a counsellor who specializes in this area. Leaving a narcissist takes your own personalized survival guide with carefully selected exit strategies so that you can get out, stay out, and have a sense of peace and calm return to your life.
Those who enter relationships with a narcissist may have early warning signs of red flag behavior. However, the narcissist has an uncanny ability to charm and disarm. As such, it is not until you are deeply involved that the severity of the narcissistic abuse truly becomes clear. Often friends and family cannot comprehend what you have been through which limits their ability to help you navigate out of the pain.
Narcissistic harm affects every part of one’s life including relationships with friends, family, work, and oneself. It often shakes people to their core as the norms of relating to others no longer apply and trying to predict their behavior becomes as destabilizing an experience as just surviving it does. Being involved with a narcissist is traumatic and wreaks havoc in any type of relationship. Particularly, when our heart is involved romantically our ability to self-protect is often compromised by all the good memories that might have existed early on in the relationship. We must tune out the future faking, the promises, the memories of the good times, and tune into the reality of our relationship.
Say no more to crazy making behavior and relationships that constantly mess with your reality. It’s time to kick up the standard bar and stop putting up with toxic behavior. Boundaries don’t have to be rigid or scary. It is possible to create powerful boundaries that reflect and protect who you are. To tune in, trust, and live from your truth is the ultimate remedy for ending the pain from narcissistic abuse.
No one would willingly enter a relationship with a Narcissist. However, if you have found yourself in one or suspect this may be what is going on, often there are only two ways for this to play out. Either you lose your sense of reality and fade into the crazy making world of the Narcissist. Or you tune into your truth to protect your heart and reclaim yourself.
A life with love and connections to safe healthy others is possible. It’s time to tune into your truth and live it so you can experience freedom from hurt and experience the beauty of connection to safe healthy people who will treat you with the love and respect you deserve.