No-Contact Insurance: Tell Someone You’re Ending It With a Narcissist

Written by Angela Atkinson

While going no contact with a narcissist is always the ideal solution to healing from narcissistic abuse, it’s not always an option. In some cases, you may need to go low-contact instead.

What is No Contact?

No Contact is a coping technique that is practically required to heal after narcissistic abuse. It involves removing yourself from the narcissist’s life. You stop seeing, speaking to, and interacting with the narcissist. This allows you to clear your life of the negative energy they bring into every room. Learn more about no contact. 

Update: There are many components of using the no contact method that you need to consider as you’re going through your narcissistic abuse recovery. I want to make this difficult process as easy for you as possible, so I put them all together for you in this video.

What If You Can’t Go No Contact?

There are plenty of people who will tell you that no contact is the ONLY way to heal and that there is something wrong with you if you don’t go no contact. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure that most of those people have never actually been in a situation where they experienced narcissistic abuse. That’s because, had they truly been there, they would be far more understanding of the extreme amount of fear, anxiety, and stress that goes along with being involved with (and even considering leaving) the narcissist. I get it, trust me – it’s not easy to leave a narcissist, especially when you’ve got kids, a home, and other shared responsibilities. But even if you don’t, you may struggle simply because you’re dealing with a trauma bond.

I went into depth about this situation in this video.

Struggling to Go No Contact? Do This One Thing to Push Through!

Here is a quick but highly effective tip for those victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse who are struggling to find the catalyst they need to go no contact with their toxic abusers. Listen – you’re NOT alone in your pain, as much as it feels like you are.

Here is the thing. When you share your plans to go no contact with someone else – someone you trust and someone who knows and understands your situation, you can give yourself a sort of “no contact insurance policy.”

Whether you work with a friend, family member, or a narcissistic abuse recovery coach, you’ll want a “no contact accountability” partner. Sometimes we all need a little support. And that’s exactly what I’ll explain how to get, right here.

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  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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