Category Archives for "Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist"

Nov 28

How to Recognize Narcissistic Abuse in Your Relationship and Build the Courage to Leave

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact

Does your partner emotionally abuse you? Emotional abuse is often a sign of narcissistic abuse and can be subtle and difficult to recognize. But this type of abuse can erode your feelings of self-worth and chip away at the happiness you deserve. How can you recognize the signs of narcissistic abuse so you can take […]

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Sep 28

The Non-Narc’s Guide to “Cluster B” for Recovering Abuse Survivors

By Ven Baxter | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

~ by Ven Baxter The online Narcissistic Abuse Recovery community, as represented in social media groups, website message boards, personal blogs, and video comment threads, has a certain lingo that newcomers may need to learn in order to facilitate understanding and discussion.  I’ve found this especially true on certain message boards in Web-based support communities […]

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Jul 07

8 Ways Narcissists Can Alter Your Perception of Reality

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact

Being in a close relationship with a narcissistic can be more than just hurtful – it can be dangerous. If you find yourself in constant doubt, self-blame, and confusion, you may just be the victim of errors in thinking – fueled by a malignant narcissist in your life. Are You in an Abusive Relationship with […]

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Jun 06

‘Narcissists are Fragile Beings’ and Other Fallacies

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Over the past few years, the internet has exploded with articles and books about narcissism.  In fact, I often wonder if the internet has turned us into a bunch of narcissism junkies.   It starts out innocently enough.  Your partner (or friend, coworker, family member) has been engaging in behaviors that make you feel like […]

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May 08

3 Myths About Narcissism That Need to Die

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Can I be blunt for a moment? 75% of the material on the internet about narcissistic behaviors is totally pointless. It’s mostly rehashed information that’s often inaccurate, biased, and completely useless if you’re truly serious about moving on and healing from narcissistic abuse.  Here’s how I know: Over the past six years, I’ve personally recovered from […]

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Apr 10

Are Narcissists Aware of Their Disorder?

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact

When it comes to narcissists and their irrational behaviors, one of THE most frequently asked questions posed by victims of narcissistic abuse is whether the narcissist is aware of what they’re doing.  A common misconception is that if they’re not aware of what they’re doing, then we shouldn’t hold them accountable for their seemingly unintentional […]

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Mar 27

The Dangers of Staying in a Relationship with a Narcissist

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Recovering from an abusive relationship is a process which takes time to navigate as it involves breaking complex ingrained beliefs, habits, thoughts, and emotions on a subconscious level.  This process is as unique as each individual’s life. While it is important to move through each phase and not to get stuck, there are unfortunately no […]

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Feb 22

9 Signs Your Toxic Partner is a Misogynist

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

  Does your toxic partner make you feel uncomfortable by sheer virtue of your being female?  Does he make cruel and humiliating comments about your womanly body parts or demand sex when he wants it, yet withhold it from you?  If so, it’s very likely that your cruel partner hates women. According to Wikipedia, misogyny […]

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Jan 23

8 Ways Narcissists Are Like Cult Leaders

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Many people who’ve gotten out of a relationship with a narcissist describe their experience as one of having been “brainwashed”.  When they recall how they acted in ways that were so unlike them, and how they put up with things they never imagined they would endure, they look back on their past experience with a […]

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Nov 28

5 Ways the Narcissist in Your Life is Scheming to Destroy You Right Now

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Can I be straight up with you?  Narcissists destroy good people. If you have reason to believe that your partner is a narcissist, your future and your health are in grave danger. Over the last three and a half years, I’ve read many hundreds of stories depicting how the lives of victims of narcissistic abuse […]

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