Category Archives for "No Contact"

Jan 11

How to Hand Over a Colossal Fortune to the Narcissist

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

If you’ve tried going No Contact or have undergone numerous cycles of being discarded by your toxic partner, then you’ve likely experienced this scenario: You’ve made it through four days of No Contact and are feeling pretty good about yourself and the future.  For that reason, you’ve planned an outing with a friend with whom you’ve […]

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Aug 24

The Real Reason You Break No Contact (It’s Not What You Think)

By Kim Saeed | Break-Ups , Maintaining No Contact , Moving on after No Contact , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

The toughest ordeal in detaching from a toxic relationship with a Narcissist or other personality-disordered individual is implementing and maintaining No Contact (or Modified Contact in cases of shared custody). The word on the street is that, on average, it takes leaving a toxic partner seven times before finally leaving for good. From my experience […]

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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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Jun 17

"He’s Not All Bad" and Other Dangerous Fallacies

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , PTSD/C-PTSD , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

It’s hard to admit, but… You’ve been lying to yourself about your partner. There’s an ever-widening gap between the person you want him to be and the person he really is.  You have an idea of what constitutes a healthy relationship, yet you forgive your partner when he commits serious relationship grievances because, after all, […]

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Feb 16

Love Bombing vs Stalking – What’s the Difference?

By Kim Saeed | Narcissism , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

  Love Bombing Everyone who’s discovered they are involved with an emotional abuser knows the meaning of having been love bombed.  For those of you who may be new to this, love bombing is when you’ve been bombed by intense “love” in the beginning of a relationship, and then dropped from the highest point of […]

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Feb 11

Life with a Narcissist

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

“Where are you?”  I asked, swallowing hard.  I knew his answer before he replied. “I’m home”, he said with slight hesitancy.  He always hesitated a little before lying.  Apparently, he wasn’t aware that he gave himself away like that. “That’s odd.  I’m parked right here in the driveway, and your car is nowhere in sight.”  […]

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Feb 04

Breaking Up with a Narcissist

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

“Breaking up with a Narcissist”.  These are common search terms that lead people to Let Me Reach.  While I am glad that readers are searching for ways to end their toxic relationships, I usually feel a little anxious for them because I know that “breaking up with a narcissist” is no easy feat. Generally, when […]

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