WHAT IS narcissistic abuse?
is a dark and confusing tunnel where victims might spend years not even realising what is happening, unaware that their abuser has maliciously and intentionally created a world to isolate, demoralise, and dehumanise their victims to better feed and supply their disorder.
Make no mistake, narcissistic abuse is TRAUMA and I have not met anyone yet who has been the victim of narcissistic abuse that did not have all the symptoms of Complex PTSD.
The narcissist views people as objects so they can feed their “narcissistic supply” which is the drug of choice for the narcissist.
The narcissist will use any tactic, without guilt, empathy, or conscience, to make sure they get their narcissistic supply and their needs are met.
Love bombing you, hoovering you and saying all of those things that you have long wished that someone would say and make you feel.
Every minute of every hour of every day of every year, a Narcissist, is projecting onto you Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This is a mental health disorder as listed in the DSM IV (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
The Narcissist creates a trail of destruction behind them with no consideration or empathy for anyone, using techniques such as “gaslighting” and projection. These techniques result in immense confusion and questioning for the victim. It can make you feel crazy and insane!!!
Victims tend to ‘dissociate’ or detach from their emotions, body, or surroundings as they desperately try to protect themselves as their brain goes into a trauma response of fight, flight, freeze, and fawn which is like trauma bonding or Stockholm Syndrome.
Symptoms of Narcissistic Abuse Include:
• Flashbacks of the behaviour and trauma
• Extreme fear for their personal safety
• Highly strung or nervous
• Constantly scanning the environment for potential threats
• Depression, irritability, and guilt
• Multiple physical complaints
• Might engage in self-harm
• Panic attacks
• Numbing and shock
• Impaired concentration and memory
• Feeling they are going mad
• Insomnia and nightmares
• Obsessive-compulsive behaviours or eating disorders
• Suppressed anger
• Might be dissociative
• Might be suicidal
• Constantly second-guessing
• Difficulty making simple decisions
Let me help you make that first step in healing the trauma of narcissistic abuse.
There is light, there is hope and this does not need to define you!