Are you having a hard time figuring out whether or not you should stay or go?
Ask yourself the following:
Are you are being treated with dignity and respect and honesty?
Is the communication open, honest, sincere, and solutions oriented?
Is there honesty and trust?
If any ONE of these elements are missing, then you are not in a relationship–you are in a manipulationship.
If you are wanting to see if things could change, then ask yourself what kind of changes you’d need to see and in what time frame?
Figuring out what these answers look like will help you either stay or go. Because if you don’t have a solid set of deal breakers or a solid sense of a time frame, then you can spend your whole life being dragged through hell, holding onto hope that hopefully some day things will be different.
The clearer you are about your situation, the better decisions you will be able to make. (((HUGS)))
Do you have a narcissist, sociopath, or psychopath in your life, or think that you might? Are you in (or recently out of) of a relationship that you can only describe as crazy making, toxic, or like a lifetime TV movie? Then you are in the right place.
From the live stream October 12th, 2016
The live streams are a time where we “meet” every Wednesday at 8:30pm EST to ask questions, and give answers and support. I give my two cents, as do many of the other people in the chat. If you can’t make it to the live stream, you can email me your question at: DearDana@ThriveAfterAbuse.com I get a lot of questions, but I do my best to bring up and answer as many of them as I can each week. 🙂
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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, and a woman who is dedicated to thriving.
Professionally, I worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence at a domestic violence shelter, and currently I am a psychiatric nurse. Personally, I have been through two relationships with narcissists, and have been able to not only survive those, but have been able to move forward and thrive.
My goal with these videos is to share all of my lessons learned, as well as to start many important conversations about abuse, and recovery with the hopes that together we can provide the clarity, closure, and healing that we all deserve.
Remember: You are not crazy. You are not alone. And yes, you really can heal from this.
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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