Category Archives for "Moving on after No Contact"

Oct 17

4 Examples of What a Genuine “I’m Sorry” Looks Like

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

Nothing is worse than an empty apology.  Except perhaps being in a relationship with someone whose apologies have become absurd…laughable, even.  You know what I mean, those fake apologies that either serve as a layer of spackle, enforce gaslighting, or are a haughty and blatant justification of someone’s wrongdoing.  It’s all surface-level hoopla that lacks […]

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Oct 06

How to Reverse Learned Helplessness after Narcissistic Abuse

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

It seems like more and more people are dealing with feelings of helplessness. Not only are more people struggling with these feelings, they’re dealing with them on incredibly intense levels.  Because these feelings are so powerful, many are turning to their doctors for drugs. Back in 2011, Time magazine reported that the use of antidepressants […]

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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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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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Apr 24

Tips to Master Self-Discipline While Going No Contact

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

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself when detaching from a toxic relationship is learning to master the art of self-discipline. Learning how to tell yourself no is an important step to becoming a stronger and more resilient person.  This is especially true when you are trying to maintain No Contact with an […]

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Apr 15

7 Painful Truths All Empaths Must Eventually Face About Narcissists

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

It’s no secret that Empaths feel it’s their obligation to save the world.  And when they’re being manipulated by a Narcissist, this sense of obligation becomes their whole identity as the Narcissist plays the victim to excess. What a heavy weight we carry when we decide to take on the burden of another person’s choices […]

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