If you are in a relationship where he doesn’t want his recent ex-girlfriend to know about your existence, leave.
“I was raped multiple times as a child and I’ve never had a real friend in my life.”
Gaslighting silences people. If someone loses the ability to trust their voice they become silent.
You don’t have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn’t leave right away.
There’s this thing we do when something ends: we focus on all the good parts.
It’s important to shed light on spiritual frameworks that may hinder or impede a survivor’s journey to authentic healing and can perpetuate a larger victim-shaming discourse in society.
Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall – or worse, maybe leave you feeling like banging your head against a brick wall?
The abuse cycle relies on hot and cold, mean and sweet behavior, which means nice actions after an abusive incident cannot be taken at face value, but rather as embedded in a chronic pattern of behavior.
I knew they lived in their own bubble and I so desperately wanted to be the one to break into the bubble and the mind of this highly intellectual, manipulative and calculating man.
Look for these warning signs and spare yourself the suffering—if the guy you’re falling in love with exhibits many of these traits, you should run, not walk, away from him.