Still struggling from the effects of a narcissistic or psychopathically abusive relationship?
Many people do and sadly there is very little information available to be found online or in the written research, or with counsellors and therapists that can help. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome is not officially recognised, nor is it widely even known.
Even when it is accepted, recognised, and known, not many people seem to know what to do about it to heal it...The fact is being in a relationship with a narcissist over a long period of time has long lasting traumatic effects that can be extremely catastrophic to the person suffering them.
Do the following symptoms sound familiar?
Ruined self confidence Doubting yourself and your sanity Mood swings Sleeplessness Extreme weight loss or weight gain Uncharacteristic jealousy/ insecurity Feeling like you don’t know the difference between right and wrong Extreme paranoia (being turned into an obsessive detective) Endless, repetitive obsessive thinking about your ex Constantly trying to find explanations for what has happened Feelings of helplessness and despair A desire to self isolate Feeling desperately misunderstood Overwhelming feelings of loss and grief Extreme bouts of rage An inability to be comfortable with yourself Strange dreams
The list goes on...
Covert Narcissists dangle their vulnerability in front of you as bait, just waiting for your good nurturing mothering/fathering instincts to kick in and rescue the poor little lost child they are presenting to you.
But beneath the mask of a shy, vulnerable and “good person” something far more sinister lurks.
And this what makes covert narcissism so damaging and dangerous: The nature of the disorder is such that you are brainwashed into thinking you are dealing with a human being with a morality, perhaps even a “pillar of the community”.
(Tags : The Covert Narcissist: Recognizing the Most Dangerous Subtle Form of Narcissism and Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships (Unabridged) Dr. Theresa J. Covert Audiobook, Dr. Theresa J. Covert Audio CD )