10 Things Not To Say To A Survivor Of Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic abuse victims are shattered emotionally and psychologically; they are disintegrated, fragmented, and tormented by cognitive dissonance.

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“You just don’t understand.”

Most survivors of narcissistic abuse have either said this, or wanted to say this, to a well-meaning friend or family member, in the aftermath of a relationship with a narcissist.

And, it’s true. It’s impossible to understand the level of trauma, pain, and devastation that narcissists inflict, unless you’ve been subjected to it. Narcissistic abuse involves an element of cruelty, mental torture, emotional and psychological manipulation that makes it grotesquely unique.

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What is Something a Narcissist Can’t Fake?

The narcissist will fake his way into your life, and hang out your heart to dry.

Narcissists put the “art” in artifice. Narcissists fake a lot. They are masters of faking…fake love, fake remorse, fake honesty, fake feelings, fake promises of a fake future.

But a narcissist can’t fake everything.

A narcissist can’t fake genuine compassion or empathy. He will go through the motions, often with dramatic displays of emotion.

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How To Prevent a Trauma Bond

Boundaries are Essential
The person who is angry at you for setting boundaries is the one who has the problem.

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