Category Archives for Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

What to Do When Your Family and Friends Disappear During Your Recovery

You’ve done it.  You finally moved out, initiated No Contact and so far, you’re holding your position and looking forward to your recovery from narcissistic abuse.  You feel unsure of yourself and

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This is Your Life…

Lyrics: “This Is Your Life” Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead Yesterday is a promise that you’ve broken Don’t close your eyes, don’t close your eyes This is your life

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How the Narcissist Keeps You in a FOG

Have you come across the term “FOG” when reading about narcissism?  FOG is an acronym that stands for Fear, Obligation, and Guilt.  Narcissists use FOG to keep their targets in a haze so

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Rise Above Self-Sabotage and Live True to Yourself

So you finally broke free from the Narcissist.  You got your own place, initiated blunt-force No Contact, and depleted twenty-seven boxes of Kleenex in under a week. I hate to break it to you, but that

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5 Steps to Healing When the Relationship is Over

Getting over a relationship is hard enough, but trying to recover from the pain of narcissistic abuse seems insurmountable.  If you are ruminating over “what could have been”, perhaps the following

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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… Emotionally abusive relationships can leave lasting scars on the individuals involved. The

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Tawdry “Authors" Exposed! – Don’t Fall for “Ph.D.” Authors Regarding Narcissism

As I browsed Amazon, a suggestion appeared based on other titles I’ve viewed on the topic of Narcissism. The One-Way Relationship Workbook: Step-by-Step Help for Coping With Narcissists, Egotistical

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Self-Loathing – The High Price of Giving In to the Narcissist

Narcissists are skillful manipulators.  They swaddle us in an encouraging (yet false) intimacy to get what they want.  When we don’t submit to their demands, we are met with threats, guilt-trips, and

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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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