Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a cruel form of manipulation, gaslighting, and surreptitious control of another person. But exactly what *is* NPD and how, as a survivor, can you heal in its aftermath?

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Why Me?

If this #abusive, quasi-love was her idea of a healthy relationship, why had my #narcissist become involved with me in the first place? Was there something special about me? I certainly didn't feel special. So why did she pursue a relationship with me? "Why me?"

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How amazing was it when you first met your narcissist? If it was anything like my first moment with mine, it was an ineffable experience that words will miserably fail. But let’s be honest – we had absolutely no idea the person standing there so longingly and lovingly smiling at us would be one of the biggest regrets of our lives. But not knowing this at the time, didn’t it feel like your soul looked at their soul, smiled and said, “Oh, there you are! I’ve been looking everywhere for you!”?

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Abandoning the Absent

How many times were *we* the reason the relationship was falling apart? Our narcissist never grasped that their lying, unfaithful heart, wandering eyes, and "friends" who were more than friendly, was the real reason the relationship was on rocky shores.

What amazing part/s of you did you suppress, or just outright ignore in an effort to please your narcissist? Hopefully, you now realize that all those amazing traits which comprise the wonder of you, are each and every one just as beautiful as the other. #Abuse #Narcissist #NarcissisticAbuse Narcissist And Empath, Narcissistic Abuse, What Is Npd, Perfect English, Thing 1, Field Of Dreams, Orange Fashion, Green And Orange, Black Girl Magic

Hidden Treasures

What amazing part/s of you did you suppress, or just outright ignore in an effort to please your narcissist? Hopefully, you now realize that all those amazing traits which comprise the wonder of you, are each and every one just as beautiful as the other. #Abuse #Narcissist #NarcissisticAbuse

"Everyone who hurts us becomes terrible." Did you ever notice the level of #hypocrisy in which your #narcissist lived? I've often thought, if it wasn't for double standards, narcissists would have no standards, whatsoever. Today's article: Hypocritopotamus  #abuse #narcissism #gaslighting #triangulation #manipulation

Hypocritopotamus

"Everyone who hurts us becomes terrible." Did you ever notice the level of #hypocrisy in which your #narcissist lived? I've often thought, if it wasn't for double standards, narcissists would have no standards, whatsoever. Today's article: Hypocritopotamus #abuse #narcissism #gaslighting #triangulation #manipulation

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Elephant in the Room

Have you ever wondered why elephants don't escape captivity by walking away from that tiny wooden stake keeping them #prisoner? Because they've been #conditioned to believe they can’t. They don’t know how strong they really are. Nor do you. #TraumaBond #Gaslighting #Narcissist #Abuse

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just as quickly and easily remove our #narcissist from our heart and memories as they can be removed from a photograph? #Abuse #Gaslighting #Triangulation #Manipulation  #NarcissisticAbuse

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just as quickly and easily remove our #narcissist from our heart and memories as they can be removed from a photograph? #Abuse #Gaslighting #Triangulation #Manipulation #NarcissisticAbuse

What is it about your #narcissist that kept you mired in that toxic dynamic? For me, I lost myself in my own lie. The lie that the little slices of heaven interspersed here and there with her, somehow outweighed the copious volumes of hell without her. #abuse #narcissism #manipulation #triangulation Double Exposure Photography, Levitation Photography, Surrealism Photography, Water Photography, Photoshop Photography, Photography Tricks, Abstract Photography, Nikon D5200, Dslr Nikon

Sunny Eyes & Sullen Lies

What is it about your #narcissist that kept you mired in that toxic dynamic? For me, I lost myself in my own lie. The lie that the little slices of heaven interspersed here and there with her, somehow outweighed the copious volumes of hell without her. #abuse #narcissism #manipulation #triangulation

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Bond, Trauma Bond

Last week we discussed reclaiming our lost sense of identity once freed from our #narcissist’s grip. One might postulate an end to the #gaslighting, #triangulation, manipulation, and #abuse would be liberating. But that's not how #traumabonding works.

Today is Independence Day in the U. S. And while today is an “American” holiday, the concept of freedom is universal. If our #narcissist hadn't made loving them seem so amazing, we could have easily walked away. But we didn't. And with them is where we lost not only our freedom, but our identity, and ourselves.  #abuse #survivor #narcissism What Is Npd, Free Indeed, Meditation, Never The Same, Let Freedom Ring, Gaslighting, Intelligent Design, Narcissistic Abuse, Be A Better Person

Let Freedom Ring🔔

Today is Independence Day in the U. S. And while today is an “American” holiday, the concept of freedom is universal. If our #narcissist hadn't made loving them seem so amazing, we could have easily walked away. But we didn't. And with them is where we lost not only our freedom, but our identity, and ourselves. #abuse #survivor #narcissism

We didn't notice the subtle transfer of power that gave our #narcissist complete control over us and the relationship because we trusted them. And in trusting them, we forgot this truth – betrayal never comes from an enemy.  #abuse #narcissim #gaslighting  #manipulation Zombie Art, Willem De Kooning, Gil Elvgren, Quotes And Notes, Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Narcissistic Abuse, Pin Up Art, Famous Artists

Narcopalypse Now

We didn't notice the subtle transfer of power that gave our #narcissist complete control over us and the relationship because we trusted them. And in trusting them, we forgot this truth – betrayal never comes from an enemy. #abuse #narcissim #gaslighting #manipulation

Even though my narcissist made no genuine effort to stop our relationship's demise, I don’t regret our time together or have any reservations in loving her. I just wish I hadn’t fought for something and someone who saw me and my love as disposable.  #narcissist #narcissisticabuse #abuse #disposablelove Love Me More, Give It To Me, My Love, What Is Npd, Romantic Love Song, Undying Love, Do You Believe, Narcissistic Abuse, Love Songs

Regretting Love

Even though my narcissist made no genuine effort to stop our relationship's demise, I don’t regret our time together or have any reservations in loving her. I just wish I hadn’t fought for something and someone who saw me and my love as disposable. #narcissist #narcissisticabuse #abuse #disposablelove

There's a phenomenon in science detailing exactly what it's like to be involved with a narcissist - black holes. And do you know what happens when you get too close to a black hole? Complete destruction. That's what happens when you love a #narcissist.   #narcissisticabuse #narcissism #abuse If You Love Someone, When You Love, What Happens When You, What Is Like, What Is Npd, Narcissistic Supply, Emotional Vampire, Relationship With A Narcissist, Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Spaghettification

There's a phenomenon in science detailing exactly what it's like to be involved with a narcissist - black holes. And do you know what happens when you get too close to a black hole? Complete destruction. That's what happens when you love a #narcissist. #narcissisticabuse #narcissism #abuse

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Nomad

"Home." A simple word. But if you ask someone to define home, you'll get a myriad of varying answers. Didn’t your narcissist feel like home? And when it ended, we found ourselves wandering. So where do you go when your heart no longer has a home?

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Set Phases to Stun

Our relationship with the narcissist, despite the myriad of twists and turns, is actually just one cycle of abuse comprised of four very unique phases constructed to keep us perpetually perplexed and vexed. The result is an empath who is ever-disoriented.

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Thief in the Night

What did your narcissist steal from you as a thief in the night? I’m not talking about the common casualties of war, most of which can be replaced. I’m talking about those intangible things that, no matter how hard you try, can never be reclaimed.

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