How Do You Know If You’re Dating an Abusive Narcissist?

How Do You Know If You’re Dating an Abusive Narcissist?

Do you think you might be dating an abusive narcissist? Just as a mutually satisfying, loving relationship truly is one of the greatest joys in life, an abusive dating relationship can corrode every single aspect of your life.4 Early Warning Signs You Are Dating a Narcissist

My guess is that if you’re here, reading this article today, there’s something inside you that says something isn’t right with your new love.

And I’m proud of you for being here, because you deserve to be safe and happy. You seem to know that it’s very important to keep an eye out for signs that may indicate the person you are hoping to spend your life with might make your life a living hell.

I’m not trying to be harsh when I tell you this (but if you stick around, you’ll learn that I tell the truth!): The sooner you see the signs and get out, the less you’ll have to suffer. There are other forms of abuse besides physical and sexual – and if you’re dating a narcissist, one of them is a lovely form of manipulation called gaslighting.

And don’t forget: if your partner is continually undermining your self-esteem by making fun of you, calling you names, flirting with others or smothering you, all of these things are forms of psychological abuse and can often escalate into physical or sexual abuse.

Narcissistic abuse is all about control and power.

The people who seem to ‘need’ to have this power over others are often seen as losers who feel so bad about themselves that they need to step on someone else to make themselves feel better – and that kind of person is almost always toxic.

Sure, you’ll feel sorry for the narcissist – after all, it’s pathetic and sad to watch sometimes. But if you’re in a mentally or emotionally abusive relationship, it can also be extremely dangerous – even physically if you’re not careful. In some cases, even seemingly non-violent narcissists have gone rogue and violently lashed out at a partner after years of not doing so. And more than one person has died at the hands of one of these abusers.

Make sure it doesn’t happen to you by being willing to keep your eyes wide open and educating yourself.

See the Truth, Not the Illusion

When it comes to relationships, we are all guilty of seeing only what we want to see – at least to a certain degree.

And more often than not, when it comes to a toxic narcissist, it will become impossible to ignore the warning signs because the abuse will most likely just get worse over time – though, you might actually not realize it at first.

4 Early-Warning Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist

Here are a few things you should watch out for when you first start dating someone. They aren’t all signs of abuse necessarily – they are warning signs of someone who has some pretty significant feelings of insecurity which often leads to abuse:

1. Watch for signs that your date likes to be in control.

Narcissists are all about being in control. While it may not appear “controlling” for your date to order for you, or otherwise sort of “run the show,” be really aware of what happens when you try to speak for yourself or when something doesn’t go as planned. If your date flips out or attempts to take away your voice, you should be concerned.

2. How does your date treat people around them?

A nice person will be nice to everyone, even the waiter who screwed up their order. If your date flies off the handle over little things you should probably take a step back.

3. Does your date make eye contact with you or are they always looking around the room?

Not being able to look you in the eye is not a great sign. It could mean that they are shy, but it could also mean (if coupled with other things) that they are bored, insensitive, or scoping out other people, none of which is a good sign if you are on a first or second date.

4. Can your date poke fun at themselves, or are they too serious?

If your date can’t laugh at themselves, it’s yet another sign of someone who is insecure. Look, no one likes to look foolish or be laughed at. It takes a person who is very comfortable in their own skin to accept this type of situation gracefully, but if your date just seems to go over the top when this happens, be concerned. They may have not only self-esteem issues but anger management issues as well… that’s a bad combination, one that is seen in narcissistic personality disorder.

In order to avoid getting into an abusive dating situation or end up dating a toxic person, forget about the idea of putting your dates on a pedestal. Try to see them for who they really are, flaws and all. That way you’ll be less likely to be taken off guard. And hey, if the two of you do hit it off, you’ll know that you love who they really are and not just who you want them to be.

Dating After Recovery From Narcissistic Abuse?

Are you ready to date after going through narcissistic abuse recovery? After being in a toxic relationship with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder or narcissistic traits, you may be feeling a whole, confusing spectrum of emotions. You might be struggling with fear of running into another narcissist, or fear of being rejected. You might feel old, or out of practice. You might even feel excited and ready – and everything in between.

But as long as you feel pretty comfortable in your codependency recovery, it might just be a good time to get back out there and start dating again Still, dating post-narcissist is a little more complicated in certain ways.

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Why Your ex-Narcissist Seems So Happy With a New Supply (and How to Deal)

Why Your ex-Narcissist Seems So Happy With a New Supply (and How to Deal)

Imagine this: you’ve left your toxic narcissist after years of mental and emotional abuse, and you’re finally starting to breathe again. You are finally free of this horrible, selfish energy and you feel like you’re a brand new person! Life is just starting to get really, really good.Why narcississts seem to be better when they leave you

And then it happens.

As you’re humming to yourself in the grocery store, you spot your former would-be soulmate two aisles over – and there’s something different about him. He seems happier, brighter. Relaxed, even. He’s laughing, talking, and even being charming. That bastard!

You’re confused. You’re hurt. You’re angry, maybe. A far cry from the man you recently knew, he’s somehow transformed himself back into the amazing guy you once loved.

(Note: I’m writing from the female perspective because 75 percent of my readers are female. With that being said, this could apply to either a male or a female narcissist.)

But seconds later, almost as if time is moving in slow motion, you realize what is happening. Your narc has found his next victim – he’s in the process of love bombing her, and for a moment, you get a front-row seat.

I know it stings. I know it hurts when you see that guy who you fell in love with re-emerging after you’re away. And I know that you wonder (at least a little bit) if somehow he was right all along – and if it really WAS just you.

Why Does the Narcissist Becomes the Person You Fell In Love With When You Leave?

Time for a reality check, my darling: you were not the problem. First, let me acknowledge that while every step in the process is very painful, this one is probably one of the most confusing. See, while the bigger part of you knows that he is never going to REALLY change, this other little part of you still loves him – or the version of him that you once believed was real. And that’s the part of him he’s parading around now – so it’s like you’re mourning “that version” of him all over again.

But let me repeat: the problem was NOT you! The problem was that the narcissist started taking you for granted. He got used to having you around. Maybe he got shiny new object syndrome, or he said life was too boring and left you to pursue whatever it was he wanted. Maybe you just finally had enough and you left him.

Here’s why he is suddenly Mr. Perfect again: whether it was his idea or yours to end things, he’s now without a source of regular narcissistic supply – and that means he’s on the prowl. 

This is normal. And sadly for her, you already know how this story is going to go. Now, as you know, narcissists are very hard to live with, and even a reasonably intelligent person would feel ashamed that she tolerates the bullshit – so she may keep it under wraps, like you probably did. So you might never know for sure.

Narcissistic abuse runs in cycles, though, and this is one of them.

But if I’m in your shoes at this point, I’m going to make use of the no-contact/low-contact thing and use it to my advantage. That means block them both on Facebook so you don’t have to see it when you’re torturing yourself by stalking their profiles. It means you will not listen when some well-meaning flying monkey tries to offer you updates on him.

It means you’re going to move forward and focus ONLY on what you can control (not what you can’t), and since you couldn’t control him while you were together, you sure as hell can’t now (nor should you want to – he’s no longer your problem!).

How to Deal With Your Ex Being Perfect for a New Love

So, how do you deal with the painful reality of watching your narcissist be perfect for someone else?

The narcissist’s new supply isn’t getting a better deal.

Start by remembering what you dealt with and by recognizing what she will deal with soon enough. (And even if you’re tempted to warn your narcissist’s new supply about what she’s getting herself into, don’t do it – even if your intentions are good.)
Read more: Should I warn the new supply about the narcissist?

The narcissist isn’t as ‘fixed’ as they seem.

This is all an illusion! So, don’t sit around thinking that the narcissist’s new supply will end up getting the benefit of all the work you did trying to fix them. It doesn’t work like that. They are what they are, and even most experts will tell you: a narcissist can’t change (not for long, anyway).

You’re mourning a lie.

As difficult as this is, the person you miss never really existed. Remember too that you’re not really mourning the person you lost; you’re mourning your illusion of who you believed they were. It’s an ever-turning cycle that the narcissist will repeat in varying iterations for the rest of their life. Be glad you’re off the wheel.

Focus on yourself and your life for now.

Stay focused on you, and on making your own life better. You have already been tortured enough – if you let this situation keep making you miserable, you’re only allowing him to continue the abuse from afar. Take back your life, my friend, and choose to be happy, in your own way. Focus on what you can control and not what you can’t.

When you’re ready, let the anger flow – and release it.

Heal and release the anger. As one of my beautiful SPAN group members said: “Work on your healing and the layers of anger will soon disappear. One of the hardest things for me, was mourning the illusion of that perfect relationship I wanted to truly believe. Letting that go was a big step for me.”

Don’t worry that the new supply is better than you.

NEVER compare yourself to the new supply, unless it’s to feel sorry for them as you take note of the pattern that you’re thankfully no longer subjected to in your life. Don’t do yourself the disservice of trying to think they’re somehow “better” than you; the truth is that narcissists are very picky, so chances are if they “seem” better somehow, it’s only because the narcissist hasn’t completely ruined the new supply just yet.

Avoid the “what ifs” and “if only” thoughts about the narcissist.

Don’t “if only” and “what if” yourself to death. It’s common to have feelings of regret after any relationship ends, and you wouldn’t be human if you wonder what you could have done differently or whether something you did or said could have been the trigger that caused it all to go downhill. But that’s not helping you – it’s only causing you more pain – and chances are, you couldn’t have changed the situation without going completely insane trying to make him happy. Now it’s time to live in the moment and to think about how you want the future to go.

A Better Way to Deal: Move Forward Without the Narcissist (Stop Obsessing!)

I know it’s easy to obsess over the narcissist and what they’re up to now. Believe me, trauma bonding is no easy thing to overcome. But the very best way you can deal with the narcissist and their new supply is to NOT deal with them. What I mean is that maybe it’s time to focus on yourself – on your healing and on creating your brand new life as you navigate narcissistic abuse recovery. This video offers insight and help on exactly how to stop obsessing about the narcissist and what they did to you. It will help you to finally let go and start moving forward.

What about you? Have you ever experienced watching your ex-narcissist get involved with a new person, or even just appear to return to the person he once was?

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: Should you warn the new ‘supply’ about the narcissist?

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: Should you warn the new ‘supply’ about the narcissist?

They say that the best way to predict a person’s future behavior is to take a look at his or her past behavior – and when it comes to a toxic narcissist, this is almost unconditionally true. Should you warn new narcissistic supply

If you think about how you and your narcissist got together, do you remember how he treated you at the time? Do you remember the things he told you about past relationships?

And, if you’re in the process of leaving or you’ve already left, you may be dealing with watching him romance a new love – and it’s probably killing you inside. But maybe not for the same reason as everyone thinks.

Standard Breakups: Behavior and Relatable Anger

In most cases, when a couple breaks up or divorces and one of the two moves on with a new love, it can cause a lot of stress and trouble for the one left behind.

You wonder: is she better than me? Prettier? Smarter? Thinner? Better in bed?

And part of you kinda hates her guts; maybe even wishes horrible things would happen to her.

That’s pretty common – but obviously, most healthy people wouldn’t act on those feelings, outside of maybe a snide remark here and there.

In some cases, you might even see ex-couples trying to “get revenge” on one another by contacting new partners and trying to sabotage the relationship.

Why It’s Different for a Narcissist’s Ex

When it comes to a former narcissistic supply, there’s a whole new element involved when it comes to her feelings toward the narc’s new victim…er…”love.”

And yes, this ex might also feel the need to get in touch with the narc’s new potential supply – but for a very different reason than a pissed off “normal” person would.

See, what most people don’t know is that when you’ve experienced toxic mental and emotional abuse from a narcissist, you have a different agenda when it comes to getting in touch with his new girl – and, unless they’ve experienced narcissistic abuse, most people wouldn’t even believe you if you told them your reason.

If you’re currently or formerly involved with a narcissist, you already know what I’m going to say.

Narcissists tend to be attracted to empaths because we are hard-wired to directly respond to the emotions of others, especially when we love them (and/or live with them).

And in addition to falling among the HSP (highly sensitive people) type, we also FEEL for other people – and mostly, we’ve struggled so hard to get out from under what the narcissist did to us that we really don’t want to see another person go through the same kind of suffering and upset we did.

So, our reason for wanting to reach out to the narcissist’s new supply is different because it’s GENUINELY an attempt to help another person.

But, when it comes down to it, should you really try to warn the new supply about what she’s REALLY getting herself into? Does she deserve a warning?

Yeah, maybe she does. But should you say anything to her about it, or not?

Well, here’s the deal.

The Narcissist Has Been Hoovering and Love Bombing

You can already guess why his new relationship looks so pretty from the outside. He’s still in the courtship phase and she’s getting the standard love-bombing and hoovering package.

And, if you’ll remember correctly, you can likely think of at least one time where the narcissist said all kinds of horrible things about an ex or two and how awful she was to him, right?

When that happened, part of you probably resolved to never let that happen to him again, or to be the one who is “different” and makes him believe in love again (or whatever it was that you had to “save” him from).

You may have felt the need to protect him, even, and to build up his confidence – and to be his EVERYTHING.

So, let me ask you something – and I want you to be really, really honest with yourself here.

If one of those “crazy exes” had come to you back then and explained what she’d been through, how do you think you might have reacted?

Do you think you’d have hugged her and thanked her? Would you just ignore her, or would you have even told the narc all about it and sought some kind of validation that she was full of it?

I think we could probably agree that none of us (with the exception of someone who’d been previously involved in a romantic entanglement with a narc) would have hugged her and said thanks.

How to Deal with the Narcissist’s New Supply (and Why)

Obviously, you CANNOT tell the new love what to expect with the narcissist – because she won’t believe you, and because he will simply use it to further attach himself to her (and to make you look like a nut job – confirming all the crap he’s probably already said about you anyway).

So what do you do if you really like the new supply and you truly just don’t want to see her get hurt?

You suck it up, and you deal with it. You focus on yourself, your life, making it better.

Of course, if you’re REALLY worried, you can try to just be her friend and allow her to reach out if she’s got questions or concerns. (But remember – she’s YOU from the beginning of your relationship with this person. So what would you have done if the ex tried to be your friend?)

The only thing you can do is to let it go and move forward. That’s it.

So how do you deal? You focus as always on what you CAN control, and not what you want. And, if you ask me, you focus on creating the life you truly want and deserve – on TAKING BACK YOUR LIFE.  And please, do not become a member of his newly expanded narcissistic harem.

Are you ready to do this? Breathe, and let’s move forward with writing your new future story. I promise you won’t regret it.

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: 9 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery: 9 Ways to Stop a Panic Attack

If you’ve ever been involved in any close relationship with a malignant narcissist, you probably experienced narcissistic abuse. And, if you’re like most survivors of narcissistic abuse, you may have experienced a variety of post-traumatic-stress-related issues, including but not limited to panic attacks.

9 ways to end panic attacksA panic attack can feel terrifying. People who suffer panic attacks often report that they feel as if they’re going to die.

While highly unpleasant, panic attacks are generally harmless – though they can become quite debilitating if you allow it. Here’s a little bit of tough love for you: a panic attack is something you created. So, you also have the power to lessen and eliminate the attack. You feel me? 

9 Ways to Stop Panic Attacks Fast

If panic attacks are controlling your life, you can regain that control. Stop a panic attack quickly and effectively with these techniques:

1. Remind yourself that you’re going to be okay. Your body chemistry is slightly off-kilter when you experience a panic attack. Panicking will only intensify the attack. The sooner you can relax, the more quickly the attack will pass.

2. Focus on deep breathing. Breathing is the only part of human physiology over which we have complete control. Anytime you’re awake, you can choose to breathe faster, slower, deeper, shallower, or hold your breath. Control what you can control. Slow, deep breathing will slow your heart rate, and you’ll begin to feel better.

3. Get a massage. This might not always be practical, but get someone to rub your neck and shoulders. Most importantly, massage your scalp. You can even do this yourself. Massaging your scalp will move a greater volume of blood through your brain and will help to relax the muscles of your head and neck. The effects of a massage can last for days. Try to get a massage regularly. Even a family member can perform the service if the cost of a professional massage is too high.

4. Use your imagination. Imagine something pleasant and relaxing. It might be hard to think of something positive in the moment, so have a few ideas before a panic attack strikes.

5. Get moving. Movement will help to eliminate the chemicals that are creating a feeling of panic. If you’re in a place that makes jazzercise impractical, roll your head, wrists, and ankles. You could also do a few rounds on the company stairwell. Everyone else is using the elevator anyway.

6. Warm your hands. Have you ever noticed that your hands get cold when you’re stressed? Warming your hands can help reverse the biochemical storm happening in your body during a panic attack. Run warm water over your hands or hold a cup of warm coffee in your hands.

7. Listen to music that relaxes you. Few things can change your mood and biochemistry faster than the right music. Create a song list of at least 10 songs that you find comforting and relaxing. Begin listening to your music as soon as a panic attack begins. Take slow, deep breaths.

8. Get some magnesium. Magnesium has a profound calming effect on the body. Take a magnesium supplement.

  • Dark chocolate contains high levels of magnesium and is more fun than swallowing a pill.
  • An Epsom salt bath will also cause your body to absorb high levels of magnesium.

9. Be proactive. If you suffer a panic attack, you were already stressed about something. Calming yourself before the panic attack is much more practical than waiting until you’re having a crisis. Take control before you lose control. Panic attacks are frightening and uncomfortable. The symptoms can include the following.

  • Pounding heart
  • Sweating
  • Shaking arms and legs
  • Difficulty breathing.

Listen, if you choose to, you can control your panic attacks and return to your normal physiology. Obviously, you’ll want to try to prevent panic attacks from occurring in the first place. If a panic attack does strike, try these strategies to help subdue it.

Learn about the A.W.A.R.E. technique for stopping panic attacks in their tracks.

 

ACON? How to explain why you went ‘no-contact’ with a narcissistic parent

ACON? How to explain why you went ‘no-contact’ with a narcissistic parent

“Emotional abuse is the silent monster in our midst, occurring in neighbors’ and loved ones’ homes more than we realize. It is a tragic situation that’s a daily reality for millions. Widespread illegal activity is being ignored when people are victimized in their own homes. What emotional abusers are doing to their victims is criminal and has to be stopped.” ~Gunta KruminsHow to explain why you do not talk to your narcissist parent

When You Cut Ties With a Narcissistic Parent

Reader Question: I have cut ties with my narcissistic father, and a lot of people ask why I don’t speak to him because they cannot fathom not speaking to a parent. It would be so helpful to have 1) a simple and standard reply to give to general acquaintances who ask “why don’t you see your father?” and then 2) something more for those who are close friends who really care but have trouble understanding. People who’ve not experienced emotional abuse cannot relate. I’d like to be able to articulate something that curious or interested people can relate to. Any ideas?

How do you explain why you went no contact with your toxic parent?

When you are affected by emotional abuse in a toxic relationship with a narcissist, it can be really tough to explain to some people, especially if you’ve done your best to hide the problem up until the time you try to explain.

Generally, you don’t even tell a lot of people about the abuse you’re suffering – and sometimes, you don’t even realize you’re BEING abused – and that’s because this kind of abuse can really sneak up on you. But usually, when you begin to realize that there’s an issue, you are so deep within the enmeshment of your relationship that you need to reconnect with your support network.

Often, you need to explain why you’re leaving. Or, in some situations, you may need to help mutual friends or family members understand what you were dealing with, whether it’s to get support leaving or to explain why you’ve gone – many times they don’t even realize there’s a big issue, because narcissists are so good at keeping their masks on outside of people who they don’t consider “inner circle.”

Because narcissists seem to helpful/happy/easygoing/awesome to these people, they can’t imagine a world in which that “poor guy” could ever be what you claim he is – and that leads to a lot of painful questioning and pressure, and/or “flying monkey” behaviors. In either case, your life will get really difficult.

What do you say when people ask why you have gone no contact with a narcissist?

You’ll need two answers – the extended version, for people who really care, and a short and sweet version, for those who don’t need all the details.

Note: If you haven’t already told everyone who really needs to know, you might consider sending out a few letters to explain in advance – use the following FAQ as a guidelines for deciding which objections you might get from people, and then head them off in the letter.

(If that’s not an option, just use these answers on the fly.)

Related: How to Help a Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

The Short Answer: What to Say When Someone Asks Why You’ve Gone No-Contact

Generally, you don’t owe most people an explanation, and if they ask, you can just say that “it’s a long story” and that it’s better this way.

If the person is someone who deserves an answer, such as members of the family, you can simply explain that the relationship has always been difficult and you are no longer able to try to fix it and preserve your mental and emotional health at the same time. Don’t say anything directly bad about your dad – just let them know that it isn’t a healthy relationship for you at the time.

Coach Tip: If you have other family members who support your decision to go no-contact, ask them ahead of time if they’d be okay with helping to field the questions if they become overwhelming for you.

The Extended Version: Answers to Specific Questions Related to Going No Contact With Parents

How to Answer Questions from Family Members and Interested Friends When You Have to Explain Why You Went No-Contact with a Narcissistic Parent

Here are some frequently asked questions and some solid answers to help you start thinking of how you can respond when someone asks you why you have gone no contact with a narcissist.

Q. Why don’t you talk to your narcissistic father (or mother) anymore?

A. I decided to stop all contact between my father and me because we’ve always (or for a very long time) had a very difficult relationship. I have decided that in order to preserve my own mental and physical health/wellbeing, I need to stop making these futile efforts.

Note: I always tell people that trying to communicate with a narcissist and hoping you’ll actually getting throguh to him can be compared to banging your head against a brick wall and hoping it will make your headache go away. It’s the opposite of what’s going to happen.

Q. Would it help if I talked to him for you? You don’t want to stay no-contact forEVER, do you?

A. Thank you so much for offering – your support means the world to me, and I’ll let you know if I need help. For now, I’d really appreciate it if you’d please respect my carefully considered decision. That means please don’t try to help me reconcile – I don’t want you to be a go-between and I don’t want you to help to get us back together.

Q. I can’t imagine not wanting to see your own father! How can you be so cold?

A. Please understand that I did not and do not take this decision lightly. It has taken a lot of soul-searching and consideration to get here. I have very substantial reasons, but for the sake of integrity, I’d rather not talk about them. (NOTE: You can explain as much as you’re comfortable with to those who you believe will be able to understand. But you are NOT required to do that.)

Q. But I’ve known you since you were a kid, and you always seemed happy. You never said you were being abused!

A. You’re right. But you didn’t see what happened behind closed doors, and I’ve learned that emotionally abused kids tend to be hard to detect because they are so desperate for love and approval that they are often on their best behavior at all times in an effort to win their parents’ love and attention.

Q. I don’t understand you! Your parents did EVERYTHING for you – you never went without anything. What was so bad?

A. It’s really common for narcissistic parents to provide their kids with all of the physical necessities and often even material possessions, but they don’t do this out of love; they do it in order to be better than other people. And while they’re piling on the “goodies,” they are often starving their children of the basic kindness, gentleness, and understanding that kids need. They never experience the sense of “unconditional love” that some kids feel from their parents – and the sense of pride/approval that we all seek.

Q. But why didn’t you TELL ME sooner? 

A. To be honest, it’s really common for children who are emotionally abused to not realize it until they’re older. According to my research, it’s because in order to get through the difficulties faced by children of narcissists, you have to create a certain sort of false reality in order to survive it. It might be in part due to the fact that most children aren’t able to understand what’s happening to them, and in some cases, they don’t realize that their home-lives aren’t normal. And kids become unwilling conspirators for emotionally abusive parents in helping them hide their behavior.

Q. But your parents always said such great things about you!

A. That’s partially because narcissists want everyone to believe that every part of their lives are perfect and because as the child of a narcissist, he sees you as a simple extension of himself. So, if he said something bad about YOU, then he’d be saying something bad about HIM to that person (in his mind, anyway), if that makes any sense.

Now it’s your turn. Have you survived going no-contact before, and if so, what did you say to people who asked? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section. You never know who you might help.

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