Recovering from Narcissistic Abuse

It has taken you a long time to get to this spot: Leaving and beginning the healing from the narcissistic abuse. You have tried so hard to make it work. You have bent yourself into all different pretzel shapes to make the other person happy. No matter what you did, it was never good enough. You feel defeated, broken and like a failure. People don’t believe your stories–they think you’re exaggerating. You may even feel that you are to blame. You likely are embarrassed and ashamed, possibly not even sure who you are anymore. 

Perhaps you were raised in an environment where everything you did, felt, and said was wrong or simply ‘not good enough’. You were scolded, ridiculed and constantly worried about upsetting him/her. Your needs and your emotions were disregarded and unimportant. You may have even felt punished for simply having a human experience. So much pain. You worry that this narrative of you being lesser than has become a core part of your sense of self. Everything is an entangled ball of ‘ick’ and it is hard to sort out what is actually yours. You feel heavy with the burden and you want to be free of it. You do not know how to do it and may even worry if it can actually be done.

I understand. I want to help. There is hope. I can teach you ways to communicate, set boundaries, and even more importantly, HEAL from all of this pain. You can learn to rebuild your sense of self and move that ugly, critical voice out of your head. You can learn to create a life of peace: Not worrying, reacting and trying to out maneuver the potential next attack. No more fear or feeling hostage to another person’s anger and contempt. You can be free to be you and know that you can do so with joy.





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