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Self-Love: The Core of Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

red haired woman meditating practicing self-love


The Core of Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert

Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine

Self-love is the most challenging quest any of us can take in life. It is not easy to overlook all the faults and imperfections that make us human and still be able to accept ourselves unconditionally.

For survivors of narcissist abuse who have “unlovable” woven into the fiber of their being, the attainment of self-love is as arduous as is swimming against the ocean’s current.

If the concept of self-love is not an easy one for you, it is no wonder. As a narcissistic abuse victim conditioned to believe that you matter not as an individual, putting yourself last comes as natural for you as does breathing air.

It is easy for anyone to get wrapped up in meeting the needs of others and dismissing their own. We all have people in our lives to whom we are obligated and who rely on us. But if we don’t make ourselves a priority in our lives, we have little to give.

Those who were parented in a healthy way, who were shown that they matter in life, will have an easier time with the concept of self-lov