Being in an emotionally abusive relationship feels like being sucker punched, then looking around for the one you love to help you get up but discovering he was the one who made you hit the ground in the first place.
Telling you lies like you can’t leave. What that translates to is I can’t let you leave I need you.
Think about this, the next time someone sees you being abused, and tells you to just take it.
Sometimes recovery isn’t just healing but rather someone else learning to love your scars.
The children of narcissistic parents grow up in an invisible war zone and are programmed to self-destruct in these five devastating ways.
Those who are taught by their life circumstances that they will continue to be terrorized despite their efforts to overcome adversity might give in to a sense of powerlessness instead. This is a phenomenon known as “learned helplessness.”
“I know it hurts,” nudges that gentle inner voice, the one that took 30 years to recognize. “But I need you to hear this.”
No matter where you are, or how long you’ve been broken, you are strong. And you will get through this.
It’s okay to say, ‘I am fine. I am moving on. I am letting go. I am beginning again.’
Pain is not meant to end you. Bad days are not all there is. Weakness is not what defines you. And the broken pieces of you do not reflect who you are.