The term (and concept) of codependency is one of those terms that either offers a lot of clarity to people or it makes them feel revictimized. My intentions are not to place blame, or to revictimize anyone, as what happened to you is not your fault. Narcissists are highly skilled emotional manipulators, and anyone can be a target. So please, hold onto what helps and let the rest go.
Many people are in codependent relationships and don’t realize it. One of the best ways I’ve heard a codependent relationship described is as a one-sided dynamic in which the codependent person continually feels like they have to sink themselves in order to help their partner to swim, all so the relationship can stay afloat.
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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.