Narcissistic abuse is a pattern of behaviours that includes verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. It’s often characterized by the abuser’s lack of empathy or interest in the needs of her victim, who may be someone they know or don’t know at all.
Narcissistic Abuse is a type of emotional abuse where the abuser only cares about themselves, and may use words and actions to manipulate their victim’s behaviour and emotional state.
Some of the strategies and behaviours abusers may use are:
Unpredictable Behaviour: Abusers may exhibit very unpredictable and reactive behaviours.
Effects of Narcissistic Abuse
- Intense guilt or shame
- Intense loneliness or disconnection from others
- Symptoms of PTSD
- Low self-esteem or lack of sense of self
How to Overcome Narcissistic Abuse
When you’re the victim of narcissistic abuse, it can be hard to know what to do next. But there are some things you can do:
- Find out more about narcissistic abuse and learn how to recognize patterns in your relationships.
- If possible, try leaving the abusive relationship.
- Seek support from friends or family members who care about you.
- Call your local domestic violence hotline for resources in your area and get help from professionals.
- Talk to a mental health professional to help you heal from abuse and lead you through your recovery journey.
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