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When the Narcissist Moves On: The Truth About Their New Relationship

Is your ex flaunting a new relationship on social media? Are you feeling jealous of the narcissist's new supply? If you're like most survivors of narcissistic abuse who have been discarded by a narcissist, you've probably got a lot of questions about a narcissist and...

Think Like a Scientist, Reduce Your Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Timeline

You’ve probably spent hours, days, even weeks trying to make your relationship better. And you may feel like you’ve tried everything already. But learning more about emotional abuse can make all the difference in helping you break free from an abusive situation forever.

Dealing with relationship trauma

Are you dealing with relationship trauma? The bad news? The second you fall in love with someone, the likelihood that you’ll be dealing with relationship trauma increases exponentially. The good news is that you don't have to suffer in silence - and there are things...

Sadistic Narcissism

Narcissism and sadism have much in common, including a lack of empathy and the tendency to exploit others. Find out how to identify a sadist, a narcissist, and what the connection is between narcissism and sadism. Plus: learn how to spot a narcissist who is a sadist, and learn about pathological narcissists and their manipulative, controlling behavior in toxic relationships.

Mind games the narcissist plays with you (and exactly how to play back!)

Most common narcissist mind games…learn how to PLAY BACK! Narcissistic abuse is emotional abuse that can have long-lasting, destructive consequences. If you think you might be in a relationship with a narcissist, watch out for these mind games!

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No Closure At the End of Your Relationship? What Now?

No Closure At the End of Your Relationship? What Now?

Why do narcissists refuse to give you closure in a relationship? Are you desperate for closure after the ending of a relationship with a narcissist?  Rarely is the need for relief from the discard allowed by the narcissist - and being able to speak your mind and...

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Overcoming Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse

Overcoming Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse

How to Recognize, Understand and Overcome Trauma as a Side-Effect of Narcissistic Abuse – Step by Step Guide and Resources List for Healing From the Trauma Associated with Narcissistic Abuse. Depending on what level of trauma you experienced during narcissistic abuse, the process for dealing with it varies. In cases of shorter relationships and those that aren’t as significant (such as a co-worker of a few months, versus a 20-year marriage, for example), you might feel better with time. But most of us will need to go through a whole process that will involve an extended period of self-reflection, research, learning, coping, grieving, and ultimately, and personal evolution. Here’s everything you need to know to help yourself heal trauma in narcissistic abuse recovery.

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When Your Adult Child is a Narcissist

When Your Adult Child is a Narcissist

Do you have a strained relationship with your adult child? Do they seem to have an overblown sense of entitlement? Do they think the world revolves around them and get offended if you don't agree? Do they ever try to control you or your choices, either directly or...

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Can You Go Back To Being The Person You Were Before Narcissistic Abuse?

Can You Go Back To Being The Person You Were Before Narcissistic Abuse?

Are you ready to get back to being your old self again after narcissistic abuse? Here’s what you need to know and exactly what to do. When you’ve dealt with narcissistic abuse for a long time and you finally get out, you’ll spend a lot of time first grieving and then healing. The narcissistic abuse recovery process can be long and complicated but at some point, you’re going to want to start “being your old self again.” You know, the self you used to be – before you met the narcissist.

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Dating After Divorcing a Narcissist?

Dating After Divorcing a Narcissist?

If you’ve been through narcissistic abuse and you’re now thinking about entering the dating world again, there are some things you need to think about first. Let’s face it, a divorce can be a traumatic experience especially when you’ve dealt with narcissistic abuse, and jumping into the dating scene can be more than you might be ready to deal with. The only one who will know if you are truly ready to start dating after a divorce is you, but here are some things to consider before you go on that first date.

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Is The Narcissist Spying On You? Tips To Know For Sure

Is The Narcissist Spying On You? Tips To Know For Sure

After the narcissist discards you, you may have mixed feelings. Maybe you're feeling relieved after struggling with whether or not to leave the narcissist, but they saved you the trouble by discarding you first. Or maybe they've left you, and you're still really,...

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Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorce is always difficult and life-altering. When you're divorcing a narcissist, there's a whole other layer of manipulation and controlling behaviors involved. And, as painful as it is, it is less uncommon than you'd hope. According to the Centers for Disease...

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What Is Reactive Abuse?

What Is Reactive Abuse?

Reactive abuse is when you, as someone who is being abused, lash out toward your abuser in response to the abuse to which you’re being subjected. However, the truth is that it is a manipulation tactic that allows the user to shift the blame on to you. s shift blame from themselves onto the victim. You’ll be told that you’re overreacting or being overly dramatic and you’ll be accused of being the abuser yourself.

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How The Narcissist Sees You: Narcissistic Supply Explained

How The Narcissist Sees You: Narcissistic Supply Explained

What is Narcissistic Supply? Narcissistic supply means attention, admiration, emotional energy, and other kinds of “services” the narcissist requires in order to function and to maintain their ego. It can involve smile attention, or sex, money, caregiving (and caretaking), and more. The narcissist’s need for your emotional energy can be likened to the mythical vampire’s need for blood. They require it to survive. It nourishes them and keeps them feeling comfortable with their lives. They get their narcissistic supply from people, but in some cases, they might even get it from a pet or group of people.

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Tips For Finding A Safe Place To Live When Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Tips For Finding A Safe Place To Live When Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Where to Live When You’re Leaving an Abuser: When you’re planning to leave an abusive relationship, you’ll need a place to live. Here are five places to consider living when you’re planning to leave an abuser and/or a toxic relationship. Financial abuse might mean your options are limited. Here’s how to deal (and where to live) if you’re leaving an abuser but you don’t have any money.

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Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

Inspiration Station: 56 Quotes to Lift Your Spirits

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. –Lucinda Basset To exceed beyond your wildest expectations you must begin with wild expectations. –Anonymous High expectations are the...

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

The Miracle Formula: 7 Easy Steps to a DIY Miracle

"Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible." ~ Mao Zedong Would you believe me if I told you that you have the power to change your world? What if I said that you could choose literally every aspect of your life, at least as far as you believe you could?...

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

Identifying Emotionally Unavailable People in Relationships

“Most people in the psychology field believe that if we do not get a child to bond at a deep level with someone by age eight, we have lost them. We can never recover them and teach them empathy. Never.” ~Patti Henry, Author of The Emotionally Unavailable Man...

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

Update: Your Love is My Drug (2nd Edition)

 **Second Edition, Updated 2019**Includes new chapters and information as well as an updated, more robust section on overcoming trauma bonding featuring Lise Colucci.  Are you tired of feeling like you're not good enough? Do you wish that someone in your life would...

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

How to Talk to a Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Coach FREE

Get Free Video Coaching for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse Speak to one of our narcissistic abuse recovery coaches during a live-streaming video coaching session on YouTube. Angie Atkinson and Lise Colucci each offer free online video coaching sessions through the...

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

How long does it take to recover from narcissistic abuse?

Am I always going to be miserable? Will I ever feel normal again? When will the pain end? When can I expect to start feeling like myself again after the end of a toxic relationship? Will I ever stop missing my ex? Am I ever going to stop crying? How long does it take...

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

When Self-Help Tips Hurt: Stay Safe in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

"There are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice." ~Al Franken As a survivor of narcissistic...

Are you an empath?

Are you an empath?

Basic empathy is simply the ability to imagine yourself in another person's place and understand their feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. But being an empath is a little deeper. Here are the top 10 empath traits (watch the video for expansion on each point!): 1....

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Motivation Mojo – New Course at Life Makeover Academy

Introducing...Motivation Mojo - Awakening The Limitless Drive Within ‘Motivation Mojo’ is your ultimate guide to take the full advantage of the ‘fire’ that drives you to be insanely successful - your inner motivation. What you are about to discover are the secrets to...

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