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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.