Category Archives for PTSD/C-PTSD

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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"He’s Not All Bad" and Other Dangerous Fallacies

It’s hard to admit, but… You’ve been lying to yourself about your partner. There’s an ever-widening gap between the person you want him to be and the person he really is.  You have an idea of

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LMR Saturday Survivor – Inspirational Stories from the Front Line

    One Year Narc Free… ~Submitted by KarinKateriKei – The Eclectic Poet~ This time last year, I was out with my best friend. My best friend and the one who essentially staged a

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PTSD from Narcissistic Abuse

Can you develop PTSD from narcissistic abuse? Yes.  In fact, it’s almost impossible to avoid it… Victims of narcissistic abuse generally leave their toxic relationships with PTSD and C-PTSD. 

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Why I’m Glad I Went Through Hell with a Narcissist

Years ago, I never would have imagined myself saying those words.  I often PRAYED that I would go to sleep and not wake up.  I was crippled with panic attacks, agoraphobia (from being stalked), anxiety,

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The Day I Remembered Me

February 11, 2011.  After nearly eight years of marriage to a Narcissist, I remembered me…and left the nightmare of Narcissistic abuse. Little did I realize I’d been drawn to him partly because

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