Tag Archives for " C-PTSD "

Dec 12

When the Narcissist Does What They Said They Wouldn’t Do…Again

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

Does this sound familiar? You recently settled into a vague sense of security after the narcissist swore on their mother’s grave that they wouldn’t (insert relationship crime) again, yet you discovered they broke their sacred promise. Consequently, you not only loathe the narcissist, you loathe yourself for falling for their lies once more.  You feel […]

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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 01

PTSD in the Aftermath of Narcissistic Abuse

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , PTSD/C-PTSD , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

Victims of narcissistic abuse almost always leave the relationship with PTSD and/or C-PTSD.  These acronyms stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD results from experiencing a devastatingly stressful event or series of events.  C-PTSD is similar, resulting from persistent psychological trauma within an environment in which the victim believes there’s […]

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