Tag Archives for " Relationships "

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 26

5 Things to Never Do After Breaking Up with a Narcissist

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

Breaking up with someone you’ve spent part of your life with is never easy, whether you agreed to the breakup or were heartlessly discarded out of the blue.   However, it’s what you do after the breakup which determines whether you will recover and move forward or stay hopelessly obsessed with your former partner.  There are […]

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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 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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Apr 01

An Open Letter to Friends and Family of Narcissistic Abuse Victims

By Kim Saeed | Break-Ups , Narcissism , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse , The Red Flags of Narcissism

Ven Baxter If you’ve never been in a close relationship with a Narcissistic partner, it may not be easy to imagine. It might be impossible. It may not be easy for a survivor of Narcissistic abuse to relate his or her experiences to others, either. Indeed, both of these may be impossible. However, even if you’ve […]

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Jan 11

How to Hand Over a Colossal Fortune to the Narcissist

By Kim Saeed | Contemplating No Contact , Narcissistic Behaviors , No Contact , Surviving Narcissistic Abuse

If you’ve tried going No Contact or have undergone numerous cycles of being discarded by your toxic partner, then you’ve likely experienced this scenario: You’ve made it through four days of No Contact and are feeling pretty good about yourself and the future.  For that reason, you’ve planned an outing with a friend with whom you’ve […]

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