Mt Everest & Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

I think that climbing Mt. Everest is comparable to recovering from narcissistic abuse.  For example: Mt Everest - requires Sherpas    Narcissistic abuse recovery  (NAR)requires therapists, body workers, spiritual leaders & more Mt Everest requires attention to your body, before, during and after.   NAR requires attention to your body before, during and after. Mt Everest … Continue reading Mt Everest & Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

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I Saw My Father Cry

My father is a stern man.  As a child I feared him.  On the few occasions I felt softness from him, I was too startled to embrace the moment. I'd never seen my father cry.  He didn't cry when he buried his parents and two of his sisters, he didn't cry at any of our … Continue reading I Saw My Father Cry

Self Compassion After Narcissistic Abuse

As I enter my fourth year of recovery from narcissistic abuse, I find myself exhausted and bitter because of the layers of damage I have to peel away. I thought I was in a really good place because  I'd been feeling really good about myself.  One nagging issue though, had me wondering how well I … Continue reading Self Compassion After Narcissistic Abuse

Non-Negotiables and Narcissists

Narcissists Thrive on Non-negotiables!   During the love bombing phase the narcissist learns what your non-negotiables are and emulates them, leading you to believe you've met your "soulmate".  Even if you don't actually believe in soulmates, you will by the time the narcissist is done love bombing you.  All of your non-negotiables, even ones you … Continue reading Non-Negotiables and Narcissists