The Need to Be Alone vs. Feeling Lonely: Toxic Relationship Recovery – There IS a difference. And yes, both can happen at the same time, believe it or not. This is toxic relationship recovery. Many survivors of toxic relationships won’t even talk about it with the people they’re closest to in their lives – and even when they appear to be totally fine and are capable of a friendly conversation (and have good social skills), there can be an underlying feeling of isolation for a survivor – one that feels sort of like a dull ache.
A narcissist hitting rock bottom is far from easy to watch. When the narcissist finally hits rock bottom, there is a predictable pattern that emerges. This pattern is so predictable that it can be used as a roadmap for how to deal with the situation. It can be difficult to understand what happens when a narcissist hits rock bottom. You may feel anxious and confused about their next move. What do you expect from them?