Category Archives for "Maintaining No Contact"

Aug 21

Awareness and Responsibility: Two Initial Steps to Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

By Ven Baxter | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

There are two basic steps to recovery from Narcissistic abuse, and they are taken both within and after a “romantic” relationship with a Cluster B personality-disordered partner.  The first step likely occurs while you’re still entangled in the relationship, or perhaps during a discard while your head is spinning (again) and you’re wondering what happened […]

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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 15

Compulsive Research of Narcissism: 5 Signs to Look Out for After a Break Up

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

While all relationships have their ups and downs, a relationship with a narcissist can be particularly tumultuous. To cope with the extreme emotional trauma of this kind of emotional abuse, your body activates its natural “fight or flight” tendencies, releasing stress hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and epinephrine. This is a primitive response meant to protect […]

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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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