Tag Archives for " Narcissistic Abuse "

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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Aug 21

Awareness and Responsibility: Two Initial Steps to Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

By Ven Baxter | Contemplating No Contact , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

There are two basic steps to recovery from Narcissistic abuse, and they are taken both within and after a “romantic” relationship with a Cluster B personality-disordered partner.  The first step likely occurs while you’re still entangled in the relationship, or perhaps during a discard while your head is spinning (again) and you’re wondering what happened […]

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Aug 15

5 Dark Truths Behind the Dreaded “Discard”

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

Anyone who knows anything about the phases of a relationship with a narcissistic individual understands, all too well, the dreaded “Discard” stage. If you’re just learning about narcissistic traits, the ‘discard phase’ is where you seemingly fall from grace in the narcissist’s eyes and they begin telling you all that’s supposedly “wrong” with you, why […]

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Jun 22

Relationship Deal Breakers: Know When to Walk Away

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

Starting a new relationship is incredibly exciting. But on the journey to finding the ideal partner, many people end up in abusive relationships. What’s worse – some may end up staying in these abusive relationships for a very long time…reliving the abuse day after day, while their self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence are pummeled. In most […]

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Jun 06

‘Narcissists are Fragile Beings’ and Other Fallacies

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Over the past few years, the internet has exploded with articles and books about narcissism.  In fact, I often wonder if the internet has turned us into a bunch of narcissism junkies.   It starts out innocently enough.  Your partner (or friend, coworker, family member) has been engaging in behaviors that make you feel like […]

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Mar 06

Channelling the One-Sided Energy of Longing

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

~ by Ether The feeling of longing is an unpleasantly familiar feeling to those who have been involved in a relationship with a narcissist or similarly emotionally unavailable individual. Longing for your feelings to be reciprocated, your talents to be recognized, time to be allotted for you, gratitude for energy invested, that small ‘loan’ to […]

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Nov 28

5 Ways the Narcissist in Your Life is Scheming to Destroy You Right Now

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Discovering Your Partner is a Narcissist , Initiating No Contact , Maintaining No Contact

Can I be straight up with you?  Narcissists destroy good people. If you have reason to believe that your partner is a narcissist, your future and your health are in grave danger. Over the last three and a half years, I’ve read many hundreds of stories depicting how the lives of victims of narcissistic abuse […]

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