Category Archives for "Recovery from Co-Dependency"

Aug 07

Cognitive Dissonance Removal Strategies: Harmful vs. Healthy Ways

By Kim Saeed | Break-Ups , Empaths and Sensitives , Heal Your Heart & Mind , Narcissism , No Contact , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

Abusive relationships often reshape your entire belief system. If you are like most victims of narcissistic abuse, you experienced a distorted sense of reality throughout the majority of the relationship with your partner. When your partner’s alternating sweetness and rage suddenly defied everything you believed about him or her, you experienced an internal conflict known […]

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Dec 28

Trolls, Narcissists, and Codependency…an Open Debate

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , Recovery from Co-Dependency , The Red Flags of Narcissism

**Warning – Trigger Alert** For those of you who read my article, Why Going to Therapy with a Narcissist is a Bad Idea, you may have read the many interesting comments that were left on my blog.  I welcome all comments, even from readers whose opinions differ from mine.  I enjoy the occasional healthy debate […]

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Dec 02

Why Go No Contact with the Narcissist?

By Kim Saeed | Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

If you’re reading this article, perhaps you’re searching for reasons why No Contact is the best way to sever ties with the Narcissist in your life.  You may have already read some articles and now are confused with all the conflicting information out there, or perhaps you haven’t yet found anything that resonates with how you’re feeling at […]

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Nov 18

Is It Possible He’s Not 100% Narcissist?

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

  Part of the reason targets of narcissistic abuse stay in the relationship beyond a reasonable and rational point is because they find it too hard to accept the idea that some people are cunning, devious and heartless.  People who are conscientious give manipulators the benefit of the doubt and try to see their side […]

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Nov 13

Will My Narcissistic Ex Ever Feel Guilty?

By Kim Saeed | Male Targets of Female Narcissists , Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

A common question as it relates to a toxic relationship is whether the narcissist feels any guilt or remorse for what they’ve done to their partner (a.k.a. source of supply). The short answer is no. In order to feel guilt, one needs to have a conscience.  Because narcissists have no conscience, there are no limits […]

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Sep 13

LMR Saturday Survivor – Inspirational Stories from the Front Line

By Kim Saeed | PTSD/C-PTSD , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Releasing The Past , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Gift in the Curse

The Day I Remembered Me ~Submitted by Kim Saeed~ February 11, 2011.  After nearly eight years of marriage to a Narcissist, I remembered me…and left the nightmare of Narcissistic abuse. Little did I realize I’d been drawn to him partly because of my innate desire to help and heal others.  You see, I am an HSP (Highly Sensitive […]

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May 12

The Inevitable Loss of Dignity inside Narcissistic Abuse

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Releasing The Past , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

I talk to people rather frequently who’ve come out of the relationship with their Narcissist and cannot seem to work through their feelings of anger and resentment.  This is natural; something we all go through.  After all, we gave and gave to the Narcissist, believing the problems in the relationship were our fault.  We tried […]

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Mar 18

10 Lies We Mistake for Love – Part II

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Releasing The Past , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

This post is the second in a two-part series.  To see the first one, click here. Lies We Mistake for Love – continued… 6.  You believe you have to earn love Love should not depend on what you can do for another person.  However, if you’ve been in a relationship with an emotional predator, you […]

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