Survive the Holidays: With or Without the Narcissist

Written by Angela Atkinson

Holidays with a narcissist can be horrible and painful. Not only might you be dealing with your standard “holiday hoover maneuver” if you’ve already separated from the narcissist in your life, but if you’re in the middle of a toxic relationship, chances are, your holidays, birthdays and other special events are ruined every time. 

Did you know that the holidays make narcissists more likely than ever to try to suck you back into the relationship? It’s true! We are going to cover exactly why Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving, your birthday, and most other holidays incite a narcissist to try to hoover you back in to the toxic relationship.

Plus, I’ll fill you in on exactly what you can do to avoid it. The fact is that it’s always hard to deal with a narcissist, whether you’re still in the toxic relationship or you’ve recently left it. But due to the narc’s behaviors and patterns, there are times when we find ourselves feeling weak, almost powerless to resist their charms – even when we KNOW BETTER.

The “hoovering” technique was named after the famous vacuum cleaner company, and it’s one of many common manipulation tactics employed by abusive, toxic narcissists.

This is when a narcissist sort of “sucks” his victim back into the relationship, or some version of it. It often begins innocently enough, sort of subtly, but it always happens with one target – to regain control.

Learn more about the hoovering technique.

Survive the Holidays With or Without Narcissists: YES YOU CAN!

It’s always hard to deal with a narcissist, whether you’re still in the toxic relationship or you’ve recently left it. But due to the narc’s behaviors and patterns, there are times when we find ourselves feeling weak, almost powerless to resist their charms – even when we KNOW BETTER. Here’s help. 

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  Helpful Reading for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

More Helpful Videos for Dealing with Narcissists on the Holidays

Narcissists on Valentine’s Day

The Narcissist’s Holiday Smear Campaign

Narcissists at Christmas

Online Support Groups for Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse to Keep You Company and Offer Support on the Holidays

If you’re feeling lonely on the holidays, be sure to join one of our active and supportive narcissistic abuse recovery support groups. We have several available and you may join more than one, depending on your specific needs. Learn more about our free online narcissistic abuse recovery support groups and join one here. 

 

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