I am always asked about dating after narcissistic abuse. How long should one remain single? How can one protect oneself in the modern dating world,
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By Shahida Arabi Previously titled “30 Kickass Affirmations for Going No Contact with an Abusive Narcissist” No Contact from a narcissistic or otherwise abusive, toxic ex-partner can be
By Shahida Arabi This article was first posted on Thought Catalog on March 28th, 2017. Many books, articles and online platforms for abuse survivors often
Covert narcissists, on the other hand, present new challenges; they can appear meek, innocent, charitable, even humble at first glance.
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By Shahida Arabi A common abusive tactic is gaslighting the victim into thinking the abuse they are suffering isn’t real. By casting doubt onto the victim’s
Read the rest on Thought Catalog. Five Ways We Rationalize Abuse and Why We Need to Stop by Shahida Arabi: A common abusive tactic is
Survivors may struggle with self-sabotage after experiencing a narcissist’s abusive bouts of envy, rage and verbal attacks. They may begin to fear speaking about their accomplishments or their happiness, lest they evoke their narcissist’s wrath. The cutting words of the narcissistic abuser may reverberate in their minds long after the relationship has ended, instilling in them a sense of pervasive self-doubt and worthlessness. Walking on eggshells and disowning your power, however, is no way to live. Survivors have to regain the certainty that the reason they experienced such a pathological reaction was because they were so powerful in the first place.
20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use to Silence You by Shahida Arabi via Thought Catalog “The difference between constructive criticism and destructive
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