Episode 11 of “Ask a Question” Show: “How Do I Rebuild My Self-Esteem After an Abusive Relationship?”

FAQs about Narcissists

In this episode, Jonathan asks, “How do I rebuild my self-esteem after an abusive relationship?”

I give my response, and I hope that you’ll give yours too in the comments down below. Let’s see if together we can help shed some light on this for Jonathan. 🙂

Disclaimer: I am not a therapist, doctor, attorney, or expert in Narcissism…or anything at all really. If anything, I am a student of life, love, behavior and behavior change.

My experience and input comes from being a former advocate of victims of domestic violence, a former victim of Narcissistic abuse, and from (currently) being a psychiatric nurse.

* I am moving away from using the term “Narcissist” as I find it only seems to add a tremendous amount of confusion to things–not to mention there’s a very solid chance the word will be removed from the DSM here in the near future. Instead, I want people to focus on what matters, and that is the behaviors of people that I’m now referring to as “manipulative, dangerous and destructive people”.

I’m on a personal mission to share all my lessons learned from highly manipulative, dangerous, and destructive people in order to help YOU get all the clarity, closure, and healing you need in order to avoid, and recover from, these kinds of people.

Remember: You are not crazy. You are not alone. And yes, you really can heal from this.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Frustrations? Ideas? Need some support? Just want to say hi? Let me know!

dana@NarcissistSupport.com

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All manipulative people have about the same predictably unpredictable behavior. The good news is that they all come with the same set of red flags.

Learn the red flags and empower yourself with the knowledge you need to help you steer clear of toxic people: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcjFWuvIFFzJr5eXvb4rG_F-68lw4TK4T

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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse.

My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life.

Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics.

It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.
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I am a self-help junkie, former advocate for victims of domestic violence, current psychiatric RN, as well as being a recovering victim of Narcissistic abuse. My goal is to educate, empower, and inspire other abuse victims in understanding more about what happened to them (and how to prevent it from happening again), as well as how to go on and rebuild an amazing life. Even though I have had a lot of "in the trenches" experience with highly manipulative people of all kinds, I consider myself to be a student of Narcissism, mindset, motivation, healing, and life in general, and am by no means an expert on any of these topics. It's for these reasons, that when you are reading my information that I encourage you to hold to what helps, and let the rest go.

2 Comments

  1. Our son met a Znarcissist and of course their 3rd date she got pregnant. We of course try to welcome her. We were happy they kept the child however we can already see her emotional manipulation on the child and he displays nail biting … He isn’t even 2 yet. During a visit she acted out. I told her I recognized her body language and rolling of eyes, is there something we need to talk about? Oh my gosh. That little question was enuf to feed her and she has punished us ever since. Narcissists are confusing… It’s not the label! Every thing they say and do is calculated. If you confront or address their behavior in any way…. Look out. So… This being said, it is clear our son is on the fence with this girl. He acts one way with her and then is relaxed and himself when he is away from her. He only calls when she is out of the house or while traveling home from work, we want to approach with him. What are your thoughts and do you have a suggestion on approach?

  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. What a stressful situation as a grandparent and a parent. …I would encourage you to give your son this link to my support group: http://www.NarcissistSupport.com/forum We can answer any questions he might have, and he might find a lot of comfort in hearing the stories of others. My guess is that right now he is very much in denial about her behavior, and thinks that with enough time, love, therapy, patience, or behavior changes on his end that she will change. All you can really do is to be supportive and let him know that you love him, and not bring up his relationship unless he does–as in doing so it might cause him more stress and discomfort and cause him to start distancing himself from you. If you do mention it, just tell him that you think it’s problematic, and that you are concerned, but that you aren’t judging him. …And that you aren’t going to bring it up unless he does, but that you are there to help him if you can. (((hugs)))

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