I've made a terrible mistake - and here's how it can help your narcissistic relationship recovery. If you are someone who is recovering from a toxic relationship, then you know how easy it can be to fall off the wagon. I did that over the weekend, and today I'm sharing my confession of what I did wrong and what I'm doing to change it in the future.
Plus ,I'll share a message of hope for you - and for me. Recovering from a narcissistic relationship is hard work - and overcoming toxic families is even harder. Today, we're going to get through this together.
Our self-talk creates reality. And we know all about self-talk psychology, don't we? But it's easy to understand in theory. In real life, it's a lot harder to implement - and to stick with. Even when we think we've got it all handled. Trust me - I know what I'm talking about here.
Invalidation is part of codependency and CPTSD. We have to validate OURSELVES.
How to Deal with Narcissists Who Gaslight, Manipulate and Verbally Abuse You - So, you've figured out that you're involved in a toxic relationship with a narcissist. And you want to know exactly what you need to look for when it comes to being relentlessly mentally and emotionally tortured by the narcissist - you need to know how to deal with gaslighting. Knowledge is power, and understanding what you're dealing with can even the playing field when it comes to dealing with a narcissist.
Whether you're married to a narcissist, you're employed by one or you're otherwise related to one, any sort of involvement with a narcissist or a person with narcissistic personality disorder can become incredibly toxic and overwhelming for the people who are in the position of being a narcissistic supply.
Why therapy for narcissistic abuse isn't effective and doesn't always work. And why you should never go to couples therapy with a narcissist. Therapists are often under-educated when it comes to narcissistic abuse recovery and toxic relationships with people with narcissistic personality disorder. It's not that therapists are useless, it's just that they don't always know the depths of emotional abuse and how to recognize someone with narcissistic personality disorder.
In most cases, when you consult psychologists on love, they are fairly accurate. But when it comes to finding a good narcissistic abuse therapist, it's often easier said than done. And going to couples therapy with a narcissist will almost definitely set you up for victim-blaming. In this video, Dana Morningstar and Angie Atkinson discuss the possibilities and explain how to find the right therapist for you - whether you're dealing with CPTSD, narcissistic abuse syndrome or any other complication of toxic relationships. With Dana Morningstar from Thrive After Abuse.