Tag Archives for " Surviving Narcissistic Abuse "

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 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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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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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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Mar 27

The Dangers of Staying in a Relationship with a Narcissist

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

Recovering from an abusive relationship is a process which takes time to navigate as it involves breaking complex ingrained beliefs, habits, thoughts, and emotions on a subconscious level.  This process is as unique as each individual’s life. While it is important to move through each phase and not to get stuck, there are unfortunately no […]

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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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Feb 03

12 Ways to Heal Emotional Trauma after Narcissistic Abuse

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

Every person who comes out of a relationship with a narcissist experiences the impact of emotional trauma. Although traumas inflicted by pathological people might involve physical injuries and damage, the emotional traumas are often the hardest to overcome. If unaddressed, the results of these emotional experiences can last for years. This article focuses on the […]

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