Kim Saeed:  Narcissistic Abuse Recovery & Personal Growth
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Ignoring a Narcissist? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

You stand there motionless as the narcissist in your life hurls insults at you – again. You need to fight back and defend yourself, right? The problem is, that’s exactly what the narcissist wants you

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Loss of Identity: Examples of Perspecticide from Narcissistic Abuse

Loss of identity is unavoidable after being in an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship. I often hear people compare living with a narcissistic partner to living in a cult – but with even

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Working The 5 Phases of Trauma Recovery After Narcissistic Abuse

When people think of trauma, they tend to imagine isolated events like natural disasters or car accidents. But trauma can take many forms. Narcissistic abuse is a soul-crushing form of trauma because it

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Breaking the Deceptive and Toxic Cycle of Trauma Bonding

When people think of unconditional love, they tend to imagine positive images of nurturing mothers or life-long friends. In these situations, the relationships have a healthy bond based on qualities like

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Healing from Identity Loss After Narcissistic Abuse

Crafting a self-identity is an ongoing process that most people don’t give much concrete thought to – it just kind of happens. You slowly build interests and dreams. You take jobs, learn things, and

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The Only Guaranteed “One Crazy Trick” for Dealing with a Narcissist

Not all narcissists are flagrant and boisterous with their abusive and manipulative behavior. Many are quiet, subdued, and put on an innocent face around people who don’t know them very well. In

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How the Narcissist Hurts You Using Cognitive Empathy

What if I told you that empathy could cause horrible – even unspeakable – physical and emotional pain? “But Kim, isn’t empathy the glue that holds relationships together and creates a positive

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8 Undeniable Signs It’s Time to Move on from Your Relationship

Letting go of someone you care about is hard, even when you know it’s the right thing to do.  All relationships have their weaknesses and none of them are without occasional conflict. In any normal

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Why the Narcissist Seems to Hate You, But Won’t Let You Go

Being the target of narcissistic hatred is the most confusing experience you’ll have in your life.  It’s wrought with ironies, opposites, and sleight of hand.  Just when you think you’ve come out

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On a Dating Site? One of the Top Ways to Avoid Users Online

One question I see floating around on the internet is, “I am on ABC dating site and this guy or gal I just connected with is asking for a full-length body shot.  What should I do?  I don’t want to

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