Overcoming exploitation and narcissistic abuse
If you’ve tangled with a sociopath — as an intimate partner, family member, friend or colleague — you have likely been damaged in some way. Some of their tactics, such as bullying, threatening and the silent treatment, are called “narcissistic abuse” — a pattern of aggression within a relationship. Here’s were you can start your recovery.
• 10 terms to describe your experience
• Why you feel addicted
• How long does it take to recover?
• And more …
Sociopaths cannot love you; they can only use you. The experience is so devastating that you may wonder if it’s even possible to recover. Yes, it is.
Perhaps one or both of your parents were disordered. If you’d like to talk about it, visit this forum. Read what others have written, or post a question.
With a sociopath, you can’t just “get over it.” You need to commit yourself to your emotional recovery. Some of these articles are sure to resonate with you.
Sociopaths make terrible parents, not truly concerned about your wellbeing. These articles are for, and by, people who lived it. They may comfort you.
Sociopathic personality disorders are highly genetic. Your children may have become disordered, despite your best efforts. These articles will help you understand.