Tag Archives for " Courage "

May 10

When You Release All Fear of Your Narcissistic Spouse

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

**This article was written for victims of Narcissistic abuse.  If you are experiencing Domestic Violence, please contact thehotline.org. Narcissists enjoy instilling fear in their victims because it makes them feel omnipotent to do so.  An added bonus is that it keeps their victims compliant.  In their mind, a person with no self-esteem and a great […]

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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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Feb 28

When the FOG Lifts…Clarity and Awareness after Leaving the Narcissist

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

  When I was a little girl, I would sleepwalk.  I’d wake up on the living-room couch, or sometimes even on the floor.  It left me with a very bizarre feeling because I couldn’t comprehend how I could get up from my bed and walk to another location while I was asleep. ~ Sleepwalker Victims […]

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Feb 05

The Secret of Change…

By Kim Saeed | Moving on after No Contact

The Universe responds to your thoughts, no matter what they may be Let go of all limiting thoughts. Start treating yourself the way you want other people to treat you. Make the choice. LET GO OF THE OLD. Embrace your magnificence. One day at a time – build the new. The secret to change is […]

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Feb 03

5 Steps to Healing When the Relationship is Over

By Kim Saeed | Heal Your Heart & Mind , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact , Recovery from Co-Dependency , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

Getting over a relationship is hard enough, but trying to recover from the pain of narcissistic abuse seems insurmountable.  If you are ruminating over “what could have been”, perhaps the following checklist will put things into perspective. 1. Don’t Turn Crumbs Into Trophies If you’ve been discarded by the Narcissist or gathered the courage to leave yourself, you […]

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Jan 30

Self-Loathing – The High Price of Giving In to the Narcissist

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

Narcissists are skillful manipulators.  They swaddle us in an encouraging (yet false) intimacy to get what they want.  When we don’t submit to their demands, we are met with threats, guilt-trips, and punishment.  In order to avoid such uncomfortable interactions, we give in to them so we can relax into a temporary illusion of comfort […]

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Jan 28

Why I’m Glad I Went Through Hell with a Narcissist

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

Two years ago, I never would have imagined myself saying those words.  I often PRAYED that I would go to sleep and not wake up.  I was crippled with panic attacks, agoraphobia (from being stalked), anxiety, low self-esteem, and other conditions such as trauma bonding, victim peptides, and C-PTSD. Worse, I was bio-chemically addicted to […]

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