True Narcissistic Abuse Survivor Stories

She Had an Affair With a Married Narcissist

My narcissist was a married lover. We met when he was my boss working with him for two years before he moved away. With this narcissist, everything we did, whether it be physical or when we were just fantasizing via email, was totally pedophile-ish and totally disgusting but I will say this: Looking back 16 years later, I now see the signs and wish I could’ve told myself, “Stop! Don’t do it! He’s an a-hole!” And everyone I worked with warned me that my boss wasn’t a good guy. I was young, dumb and so in love with that man.

The Covert NarcNessMonster (Narcissism Revealed)

*Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by a fellow survivor of narcissistic abuse. Read more stories right here, and submit your own here.  An Original Poem Life isn’t the same, Your mask has been removed, And I know your game. You’ve manipulated my life, Given me a...

Narcissistic Abuse Nightmare Disguised as a Fairytale Marriage

*Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by a fellow survivor of narcissistic abuse. Read more stories right here, and submit your own here.  Living with a narcissist is like living in a fairy tale. But not the kind you might have read to your own children. More like...

Rear-View Mirror: An Open Letter to a Narcissist

Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by a fellow survivor of narcissistic abuse. Read more stories right here, and submit your own here.  Dear Narcissist, After five months of the silent treatment, for some transgression I only vaguely understood, you re-appeared:...
Living Narcissist Abuse Syndrome

Living Narcissist Abuse Syndrome

Editor’s Note: This story was submitted by a fellow survivor of narcissistic abuse. Read more stories right here, and submit your own here.  I was raised in an ideal family, according to most people who know them. Relatively high standing in their community, very well...

Surviving and Thriving After a Lifetime of Narcissistic Abuse

Surviving and Thriving After a Lifetime of Narcissistic Abuse

Have you ever wondered what made me start doing the work I do? Why I created this site, and what it means to me? It occurred to me recently that I've never really told the whole story, so I decided it was about time to fill you in on the truth about how...

Narcissistic Abuse in Childhood: What Adult Survivors Need to Know

Narcissistic Abuse in Childhood: What Adult Survivors Need to Know

Guest Post Written By Ivy K. I'm a narcissistic child abuse survivor. This type of abuse is nearly impossible for a child to explain. I'm an adult, and I still cannot explain it to a person. How do you explain narcissistic abuse to 'outsiders' or other people who...

Portrait of a Narcissistic Divorce: The Carlita Vega Story

Portrait of a Narcissistic Divorce: The Carlita Vega Story

"I need for them to know that I know what's going on and I will tell EVERYBODY. I deserve justice. I deserve what is fair." -Carlita Vega In today's video, we're talking to survivor and thriver Carlita Vega, who has been through it all with a narcissist (and more) -...

True Story

True Story

Read the full story here. I've never told my survivor story before. But today, I'm finally doing it. This is my true story of surviving and thriving after abuse.

True Survivor Story: Monsters, Warriors and Love with a Capital L

True Survivor Story: Monsters, Warriors and Love with a Capital L

By Christine Wills “For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. (Little Gidding)”  ― T.S. Eliot There are no victims here, only warriors of truth.  ...

103 Things We Would Say to Our Inner Child If We Could

103 Things We Would Say to Our Inner Child If We Could

Narcissistic abuse really does a number on your inner child, and most people who go through a toxic relationship that involves a narcissist find they have a lot of inner child healing to do during their narcissistic abuse recovery. We talk often about the inner child in the narcissistic abuse recovery community, but do you really know what it means? On a very basic level, according to psychologists, the “inner child” is simply that part of you that never grows up. It is your inner childlike aspect. It exists within you and seems to only recognize those things you learned as a child before you hit puberty.

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One of the biggest things I hear from narcissistic abuse survivors who find this site or my narcissistic abuse recovery videos is that they are so relieved to learn that not only are they not crazy, but that they aren’t alone in the painful and shocking realization that they are being (or have been) abused by a toxic person.

It’s a HUGE part of recovery. And it matters.

It’s so important for people who are going through and recovering from narcissistic abuse to truly understand that they are not alone.

When you share your story and your personal experiences with narcissistic abuse recovery, not only can it help you grow and evolve in your own recovery, but it offers you a unique chance to pay it forward and help to encourage and support other survivors who are having or have had similar experiences.

 

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