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Narcissistic Emotional Abuse Recovery

Updated: Feb 20

Brightly colored phoenix bird represents overcoming narcissistic emotional abuse.

Narcissistic Emotional Abuse Recovery

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

“Sometimes in life you have to give yourself what you wish you could get from somebody else.” ~Dr. Phil McGraw

Narcissistic emotional abuse can be far more damaging than physical abuse. Unlike the cuts, bruises and broken bones of physical abuse, which are hard to deny, emotional abuse is an intangible concept; the healthy mind cannot wrap itself around the circumstances of emotional abuse.

The abuse you suffered was severe. You were preyed upon. Your abuser perversely violated you to satisfy his needs without the slightest consideration for yours. Your feelings were ignored. Your voice was silenced. Your soul was violated. You were robbed of your individuality.

Even more, no one cared about what you were going through or came to your rescue. The narcissist, forever the innocent, was seen as the victim; you, the truly innocent, was seen as the perpetrator. No matter how hard you tried to redeem yourself you could not.

Perhaps the emotional abuse happened when you were an innocent child, as it often does. Maybe childhood experiences or some level of susceptibility made you vulnerable to narcissistic predators in adulthood. Whatever the case, the balance of power in those relationships was not in your favor. You never had a chance.

There may have been times you felt so defeated you wanted to give up, but your survival instinct was too strong to allow that to happen. So you clung to the slightest glimmer of hope th