Gaslighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse.
Dealing with a narcissist is one of the most soul-sucking, frustrating and life-altering experiences I’ve personally ever had.
He reframes conversations, memories, or stories to be retold in his favor.
Having someone outside the situation who can validate your perceptions is an important tool in recovery.
You do everything to please them and are loyal to a fault, even when they give you nothing in return but pain.
Many survivors are targeted because of their intelligence and success, not due to the absence of these qualities.
Is your partner kinder and more respectful to others in public than they are to you behind closed doors? Do you find that the way your partner treated you in the beginning of the relationship is unrecognizable from the way your partner treats you now?
Shifting responsibility is something narcissists enjoy the most. In case something goes wrong in a relationship, they won’t admit that it was their fault but they will say that it was all your fault.
This dude literally tried to act like it was normal that he kept his kid a secret for over a year.
When working with individuals who are displaying symptoms of narcissistic victim syndrome, the thing that I notice most of all is that the person feels so torn because they don’t understand what has happened to them.