Please read this. The more I look into narcissistic abuse, the more I realize how often I was a target of it. If you’ve spoken up and not been believed, this is important.
Ask any target, even in the aftermath of leaving their narcissistic abuser, what the worst time with the narcissist was and you’ll hear the harrowing and depressing effects of the mind games and devaluation; the shredding of the targets sanity and identity piece by piece while the narcissist smiles with delight.
The time spent with a narcissist is without question the worst times in targets’ lives. Many of us found ways to cope with the blaming, shaming, isolation, threats, withholding, power and control over us, to end up unceremoniously discarded without explanation or remorse.
But what happens afterwards? After we leave, do we instantly become better?
Narcissists isolate their victims and often commandeer the relationships we have in our support system to garner the sympathy of our friends and family before we even have the chance to crawl for help, mustering the words, “They abused me”.
We never realized how MUCH assistance we were going to need when…
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