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I Have Suffered Narcissistic Abuse

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I thought I was wronged

    until I read this. I was married to a Narcissist and he swindled me out of 75,000.
    Rie70 Rie70 41-45, F Oct 25, 2014

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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 I'm still recovering.

    I used to wonder about my father... how little things could send him into a rage. How his words and actions always mismatched the perceived offense. I used to wonder how he could out-of-the-blue insult people or talk behind their backs to others. I was floored by the things he...
    DubstepEnderFox DubstepEnderFox 26-30, F Nov 28, 2014

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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 3 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    I literally just realized

    that 7/10 people in my life are narcissists! Am I an f'ing magnet? Why are narcissistic people so drawn to me?!?
    milkysecret milkysecret 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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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've been trying to figure out how to beat

    these pieces of **** for awhile, I've tried calling them out (bad idea) that triggers a narcissistic injury filled by weeks of torment and manipulation. I've tried joining them, beating them at their own game and that just seems to be what they want. And you will always lose...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Mar 7

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Narcissists have a toolbox

    that they use to manipulate people. Shaming, snooping, lying, rages, guilt trips and conspiracies that are carefully orchestrated (and often entirely made up, but sometimes only greatly exaggerated an example of this that my mother uses is "well, EVERYONE knows. They withhold...
    CristalBubbles CristalBubbles 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ran across this on a website,

    made me feel better. If you've ever felt frustrated by an abuser who always seems to escape justice & karma: Imagine waking up every morning with an overwhelming boredom that plagues your every waking thought. Imagine never being able to enjoy any form of consistency or...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Mar 12

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    This is getting real old,

    whenever I talk to someone at work the narc I work with will go up to that person right after I do and talk to them, with everybody. Hopefully he makes himself look crazy but more than likely its just to try and get to me, to make me think he's turning people against me. And...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Apr 1

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    If somebody hasn't been affected by narcissism

    than they will think your making it up when you talk about your abuser as a narcacist. Which just adds to the abuse and hurts when that person is important to you. But it's not their fault, narcacist are extremely careful of not being found out. You have to be pretty aware and...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Related Experiences

    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 15

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    She gets worse and worse every single day. I'm so tired of rolling my eyes. She comes home and I'm out of sight and then he is no longer he one she was verbally abusing when I was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 6 Responses Apr 21

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    I recently found out that what my mother has been putting me through for years is called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I knew things were weird but after years of living away...
    enough75 enough75 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Maybe you guys can help me sort out what's happening with my family. I'm not really sure if my father is narcissistic, or if he has some other problem, but I know that he...
    Cocoona Cocoona 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    The more days that go on it seems my mother is becoming her own version of my grandmother. Not the same but similarities. My grandmother was awful to my mother. Cold and unloving...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 6 days ago

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    "Narcissistic Parents’ Psychological Effect on Their Children:" Narcissistic parents will never understand the breadth of their impact on kids. https://www.psychologytoday.com...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    After the abuse she put me under yesterday she is being sweet to me and waving to me when she saw me. Rolling my eyes around. This isn't her.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses Apr 9

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I have a potential narcissist mother who I rent a property from. She convinced me to rent from her when I was working and I stupidly agreed. Things took a turn for the worse in my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 17

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    Unfortunately I do. She is the best and the worst. The best because she's the only mother I will ever have and the worst because she turns people against me and tries to separate...
    SteelButterfly SteelButterfly 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    "Are You a Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother? Take This Brief Survey to Find Out." http://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/narcissistic-mother-survey/ Although there's a workshop...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Repost for anyone interested: If you would like to read my blog about my life with my narcissistic mother, feel free! mynarcissisticmother.weebly.com/
    SpokenSilence SpokenSilence 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Need some advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation. I've been trying to go non contact with my narc mother for three months neaely and I have had abusive letters, texts...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    My mother is all of the above. For as long as I can remember, I was afraid of my mother because of her violent temper, her outrage at any little thing that didn't go the way she...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Apr 5

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    After finally getting to speak to my brother and sister alone, it seemed as if they knew where I was coming from with going no contact with my mother, but today they have...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    She went to attack my skin again. She does it pretty often I guess. She last did it about early yesterday and the day before. I admit I do let her sometimes, because if I resist...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 24

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    My mother has this rude joke she makes if I don't show her something i am doing when she asks, I'm looking at "****" and "willies" and goes and tells my stepfather. She tells him...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 25

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    She got her nail, went to my right leg and dug out something. You can see she dug too much and looks like she went into a layer of skin she shouldn't have. I said about it and she...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Apr 26