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I Have Suffered Narcissistic Abuse

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    HELP. Should I contact him?

    My ex has discard me while exhibiting denial. He left me and moved back to our born country About 5 months ago after sabotaging any attemps to make it up. We had been living together for More than two years. When he left, He even advised me to stay abroad to learn to be on my...
    dunam dunam 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I asked her to send me my gifts back.

    She said "yes" but that she needed my address for that (she'd never bothered coming to my place, I always had to go hers). She didn't send the gifts. I got angry and texted her. She used the address to send the police. Maybe that was her plan all along. B1tch!
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    Psychology says: Narcissists build an inner

    shrine to themselves where they self-aggrandize to an extraordinary degree so that they can feel intrinsically superior to all others. Of course, their highly inflated view of themselves is an illusory false-self (a pathological ego) that becomes the basis for all future...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    The Narcissistic in my life came to my house

    only to walk away. What's that about?
    luv0105 luv0105 41-45, F Mar 7

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    I recently found this website "After

    Narcissistic Abuse - There is Light, Life & Love" community that is very helpful. I'm not a Facebooker, but I like to click through the photos which I find very insightful and empowering. You don't need to login, but give it a look-see https://www.facebook.com/114835348601442...
    invisible321 invisible321 51-55, F Jun 20

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    Psychology says: Because of their immense sense

    and expectation of superior entitlement, narcissists are ungrateful and unthankful for whatever they have been given in life. Because they regard themselves as “special”, they seriously believe that they are entitled to have whatever they are given. Generally, with such an...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F Apr 8

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    Psychology says: Due to their magical

    thinking, the narcissist False Self utterly believes that they are unique, omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), in short, perfect in every way. Because they strive for perfection, they cannot face their own shortcomings without it triggering personal shame, and...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    The Vicious Cycle

    As I learn more about Narcissism, I find I am enhancing my understanding about the extreme depression and anxiety I developed in a 3-year relationship that ended about 7 months ago. The pattern of "Idealization, Devaluation and Discard" could not have been more representative of...
    jjj1984 jjj1984 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    And all I'm asking for is to get my dignity

    back, get some apologies. I've begged for some. I never had them. She must have enjoyed humiliating me more instead.
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I miss her so much...

    yes, I know it sounds crazy but I do miss her so much... today was her last day at school... she's a teacher... she's then gonna head for Spain to walk il Caminao de Santiago in a few days... she'd told me she'd kissed a few men there the past years and when I suggested we do...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    Every opportunity she had

    while we were together and after she'd dumped me by text she used to humiliate me. She once answered the phone while we were making love, found the fact that one of my exes had viciously cheated on me hilariously funny, "asked" me if I could take a taxi to go to her house...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I remember once a "funny" anecdot.

    I'm French. She's half English half French which means she can speak "some" French. Anyway... Once again, she'd found a new way of humiliating me and I literally lost it. "OK, I get it! I know I'm not good enough for you! And guess what? 'Je m'en fous' ('Je m'en fous' is French...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I've been taken advantage of.

    What do you think? Aside from all the emotional, verbal and narcissistic abuse from my wife, she swindled me out of $250,000! My wife and I bought a rental property that generates an income so that she could stay home and raise the kids. 5 years later she complains we don't...
    acuratech acuratech 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    -He projects.- This sounds a little like

    psycho-babble, but it is something that narcissists all do. Projection means that he will put his own bad behavior, character and traits on you so he can deny them in himself and punish you. This can be very difficult to see if you have traits that he can project on to. An...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I believe I'm currently involved with a man

    with narcissistic traits. More like it's ending. I say believe because I googled someone incapable of showing love, care, affection. And he fits the description.
    sassythoughts sassythoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I Understand Now

    I finally understand unconditional love. Face it, you will never find true love because you are a narcissist. You are your own true love even though you present this self-deprecating facade to everyone else. You are the master of manipulation and you always know how everything...
    SummerSomewhere SummerSomewhere 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I met Caroline at the end of January at a

    French meetup. I'm French and she's half English and half French so it seemed like we were a good match. She made a huge effort to speak to me in French all evening long when we met to impress and I guess, seduce me. It turned out though that she was finding it incredibly...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M May 31

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    Related Experiences

    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I am the 24 year old daughter of a narcissistic mother who is attempting to deal with being isolated from 3 of my 4 brothers (all who I love very much) after attempting to go no...
    lksmart89 lksmart89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    It's been just over three months since I changed my phone number and initiated no contact with my mother, her husband and my aunt. Since going no contact, there was a death in the...
    ankhgirl ankhgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    It's been awhile friends... Ive been in no contact for over a year. It's been GREAT. I waited to share this story until I was ok, and then came a period of not wanting to talk...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    So my NM called today. The only number she can call is my work phone all others are blocked. She left a message saying she is moving, in assuming bec since my father's died she can...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7

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    And I need to get away from her, but I can not afford to get my own place. I have income, but it's not enough. I can't trust anyone else to have a roommate, so for a while I must...
    ubrokethatsorry ubrokethatsorry 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    This is a really good website on how to deal with NPD . After i broke free from N fmily members, i feel the peace i've always deserved.Proud to say that i managed -the hardest way...
    Woudziniska Woudziniska 26-30, F Oct 12

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Somehow i have this detail in my head how my father almost threw me to the wall as i said that my boyfriend read something in my diary and didnt liked it... My parents pressured me...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was about 5 my cousin would abuse me. I was small at the time so I didn't know what was happening, he would say it was a game of thief and cop and I was the thief. He would...
    lunaClipse lunaClipse 18-21, F Oct 2

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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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    Last year was one of the worst for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    I leave him after time and time again of mentally abusing me, after he gets drunk and is mean to me. Every time he comes back and apologizes. says he was drunk and didn't mean it...
    TDP9196 TDP9196 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My grandmother has been emotionally(and sometimes physically) abusing for 7 years, but I have never told anyone. She is the kind of person no one would suspect of doing something...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    For those of you that understand, No explanation is needed. For those of you who do not understand, No explanation is possible.
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    Great article, "My Mother Doesn’t Love Me and the Process of Grieving." http://emergingfrombroken.com/my-mother-doesn%E2%80%99t-love-me-and-the-process-of-grieving/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    What if My Mother or Father Dies Before We Resolve our Relationship By Darlene Ouimet - See more at: http://emergingfrombroken.com/what-if-my-mother-or-father-dies-before-we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am stressed about this 😔
    Sepanx Sepanx 18-21, F Oct 8

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    After my mom died, it was just me and my father living together. We've never gotten along. He's bipolar and always takes out his anger on me. He says I'm a loser, I'm worthless, a...
    PFowler PFowler 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I don't know why u did it to me Mason. I didn't do anything to you. But u don't know that I cheated on you when I was drunk. I'm sorry!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm tired of being this man's nothing
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Doesn't seem to matter how much time passes or how much more damage is done. The thing that never seems to change is that my parents refuse to acknowledge the abuse that has...
    wbmw wbmw 31-35, F Oct 13

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    but I'm okay with that. I have 1 friend married 25 1 son she's a christian that lives and breaths for God. Been friends with her almost 9 yrs. Then I have another friend 32 2 boys...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I am a addict, I have suffered from a heroin addiction for 7 years since the age of 17. My six month anniversary of being sober was last Saturday. Since that day I fell into a deep...
    MikeMotika MikeMotika 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I guess I have suffered from low self esteem for a lot of years maybe even always There's also been experiences in my life that's not helped like I was in an emotionally abusive...
    Ellievale Ellievale 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Since I was teen I have suffered chronic back pain. I have herniation's on my L1 to L4 discs and my sciatic nerve is pinched. The pain can be extreme on my worst days, I have been...
    Adelitasmile Adelitasmile 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Now this story is really quite funny to recall. Well. It's sad of course I went through this. But it's still kind of funny. I was so fed up of high school. I felt so much like a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 13

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    Ok so four days ago it happened. Nurse came into my ward and told me they had a potential donor again and the team were on their way to assess it, just like the first time. Only...
    InstantCustard InstantCustard 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago