Category Archives for Contemplating No Contact

Euphoric Recall: How it Makes You Crave the Narcissist

What is Euphoric Recall and How Does it Push You to Break No Contact?

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10 Narcissistic Manipulation Tactics to Watch for During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been both a gift and a curse for narcissists – and survivors of narcissistic abuse. If you’ve managed to escape narcissistic manipulation and have begun a new life on your

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Does the Narcissist Prefer You Over the New Supply?

Is there a way to tell if the narcissist is just settling with their new supply and would rather be with you? If you are trying to break free from a narcissist or if you were recently discarded by one,

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The Dark Triad: Are We Gaslighting Ourselves About Narcissism?

When we first started learning about narcissism, most of the material we encountered was clear about how dangerous narcissists are and how detrimental it is to be in relationships with them. But now, much

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How Betrayal Bonds Keep You Chained to Narcissistic Abuse

When we think of trauma, we don’t usually think of betrayal as being a source of it.  Your partner calls you an insulting name, uses you for money, disrespects your boundaries, or sleeps with your

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10 Things to Expect When a Narcissist Knows You’re Onto Them

Are you preparing to let the narcissist know you’re onto them? What could be more vindicating then letting the narcissist know you’ve figured them out? That you’re onto their game and you’re

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8 Red Flags That You’re Dealing with a Narcissistic Mother

Do you feel empty when you hear your friends talk about loving relationships with their mothers? Their mothers sound supportive, compassionate, and uplifting. But you? Well, you couldn’t use any of those

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Narcissistic Love Bombing Always Leads to Hate Bombing

“Why can’t we just go back to the way things USED to be? The good times before we fought all the time?” If you’re in a relationship with a narcissist, you’ve no doubt uttered this classic question

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How Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome Triggers Financial PTSD

Do you feel sick to your stomach every time you spend $3 on a simple coffee? Are you meticulously combing your debit history at least once a day? Do thoughts of bills and frivolous purchases wake you up

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