Category Archives for "Contemplating No Contact"

Aug 15

5 Dark Truths Behind the Dreaded “Discard”

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Anyone who knows anything about the phases of a relationship with a narcissistic individual understands, all too well, the dreaded “Discard” stage. If you’re just learning about narcissistic traits, the ‘discard phase’ is where you seemingly fall from grace in the narcissist’s eyes and they begin telling you all that’s supposedly “wrong” with you, why […]

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Aug 08

Do Narcissists Suck at Tickling?

By Kim Saeed | Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact , Moving on after No Contact

by Ven Baxter Tickling requires empathy. It’s a psychological game (in a positive sense). One can’t tickle oneself; tickling requires a partner and, like most human interactions, when done the “right” way it’s a give-and-take. Tickling is fun! It’s enjoyable. And some people suck at it–or refuse to do it (or do it right) at all. Like many enjoyable experiences, […]

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Aug 04

5 Signs of Toxic Parents and Healing the Damage They Caused

By Kim Saeed | Adult Children of Narcissists , Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

The term “toxic parent” was invented to describe parents whose own negative behaviors inflict devastating emotional damage which wrecks their children’s sense of self. Toxic parents are those who abuse their children verbally, psychologically, physically or sexually, as well as parents who aren’t present or sensitive to their children’s emotional needs. You may have been […]

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Jul 23

7 Biases That Hinder Your Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

It’s no secret that being in a relationship with a character disturbed individual affects one’s ability to think clearly and rationally. When you’re dealing with gaslighting, blame-shifting, and narcissistic brainwashing, it’s fairly common to lose the capacity for logical thought mere weeks after involvement with someone who’s bent on bamboozling you. But when you add […]

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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 22

Relationship Deal Breakers: Know When to Walk Away

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Starting a new relationship is incredibly exciting. But on the journey to finding the ideal partner, many people end up in abusive relationships. What’s worse – some may end up staying in these abusive relationships for a very long time…reliving the abuse day after day, while their self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence are pummeled. In most […]

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Jun 10

Love Bombing is the Gateway Drug to Love Addiction

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

If you’ve ever been in love with a narcissist, you’re likely aware of how good they are at manipulating your relationship. One of their tools of manipulation is something called love bombing, which appeals to the dreams and hopes their targets have regarding being loved unconditionally, being rescued from past emotional harm, and never having to […]

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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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