Tag Archives for " Narcissistic Behaviors "

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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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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Apr 10

Are Narcissists Aware of Their Disorder?

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

When it comes to narcissists and their irrational behaviors, one of THE most frequently asked questions posed by victims of narcissistic abuse is whether the narcissist is aware of what they’re doing.  A common misconception is that if they’re not aware of what they’re doing, then we shouldn’t hold them accountable for their seemingly unintentional […]

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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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Oct 30

The Narcissists’ Playbook

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

by Ven Baxter One of the first steps out of Narcissistic abuse is the realization that one is, in fact, dealing with a Narcissist.  I’m going to generalize a lot here (quite legitimately, I believe), but first, here’s my definition of a Narcissist: a person who deceives others in order to take, deplete, and consume […]

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Dec 28

Did you find out your partner cheated (or that they never stopped)?

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

Did you wake up this morning, still reeling from the traumatic discovery of your partner’s cheating? Perhaps you learned they went on a little tryst over the Christmas holiday and now you’re sick with fear that they will pull the same trickery on New Year’s Eve. Or, maybe you recently busted them for cheating and they […]

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