Tag Archives for " Healing From Narcissistic Abuse "

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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Sep 28

The Non-Narc’s Guide to “Cluster B” for Recovering Abuse Survivors

By Ven Baxter | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

~ by Ven Baxter The online Narcissistic Abuse Recovery community, as represented in social media groups, website message boards, personal blogs, and video comment threads, has a certain lingo that newcomers may need to learn in order to facilitate understanding and discussion.  I’ve found this especially true on certain message boards in Web-based support communities […]

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Sep 25

7 Types of Pain Directly Linked to Your Emotions

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

When we feel emotionally balanced, our bodies reflect this positive feeling, too. Positive emotions such as contentment or satisfaction tell our brains to release positive chemicals such as serotonin or dopamine to make our bodies feel good.  Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. When we find ourselves in a less-than-positive emotional state, this mental anguish […]

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Sep 18

The Biggest Misconception about Narcissism

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

You’ve begun to suspect that your partner might be a narcissist.  So, you go to your computer and start doing numerous Google searches, entering terms such as “narcissism”, “emotional blackmail”, and “verbal abuse”.  You begin gradually (and perhaps also grudgingly) coming to the realization that your partner most likely is a narcissist and that the […]

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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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