Overcoming emotional abuse caused by a narcissistic personality is a challenge for anyone facing that mountain!
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What is Abuse?
“Abuse” is a word that is thrown around a lot in casual conversion; but what defines abuse?
How does one know if they are committing the abuse or being abused?
It’s quite simple.
According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, the definition of abuse is the following:
Abuse is defined as any action that intentionally harms or injures another person.
Am I being Abused?
So what exactly constitutes intimate partner violence or spousal abuse? What are the different types of abuse?
Spousal abuse does not necessarily involve physical violence. Women who are mistreated in less apparent ways may need support in recognizing that their partners’ behavior is unacceptably controlling and constitutes abuse.
We categorize abusive behaviors under eight general headings. Each type of abuse involves an imbalance of power in the relationship, whereby the abuser attempts to degrade, intimidate and thereby exert control over his partner.
Abuse includes: Emotional, Social, Financial, Physical, Sexual, Environmental, Religious, and Ritual Abuse.
A single one of these acts may not constitute abuse, but if someone is doing something to harm or control you then you are being abused. You have the right to be treated with respect and to feel safe in your home.
Overcome Narcissistic Abuse
Let me guide you through the process of overcoming emotional abuse caused by a narcissistic personality in your life. Become an Abuse Warrior and win your battle!
Not Sure Where to Start?
Educate yourself first.
17 Signs That You’ve Been Abused By A Narcissist
Narcissistic abuse can start so slyly that is can it incredibly hard to be sure if that is what you are going through. When you are the victim your entire reality has been manipulated, warped, and distorted. You are a victim, a narcissist has abused you.
What To Expect When Living With A Narcissist
People that have Narcissist Personality Disorder (NPD) are actually pretty common and can be found in all different paths throughout your life. There will more than likely come a time when you find yourself working with or living with a narcissist.
A Narcissist’s Flying Monkeys + 3 Tactics To Disarm Them
The term ‘flying monkeys’ refers to ‘abuse by proxy,’ or having someone else perform the bidding of another person, in this case a narcissist.
Anyone who grew up watching The Wizard of Oz will recall how frightening the Wicked Witch of the West’s flying monkeys were.
What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder is nothing to take lightly. Nor is it a label to lightly put on someone you think is arrogant.
The warped thinking is so ingrained and stubborn that the mental health profession has had little success in dealing with it. It’s called “malignant” narcissism because it is just that, malignant. So, it’s far worse than just being arrogant. A malignant narcissist is a predator
In other words, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is as serious as sociopathy. In fact, it is increasingly thought to be a form of sociopathy/psychopathy. NPD isn’t occasional behavior. It is a pervasive pattern of thinking and behaving that corrupts virtually every human interaction.
Narcissistic Behaviors That Distort Your Reality
Narcissists engage in behaviors that are harmful to everyone they meet.
Below are the tactics they use to distort your reality and their motivations behind them. These are classic narcissistic behaviors in a nutshell:
What To Expect When You Break Up With A Narcissist
A relationship with a narcissist can be unpredictable enough, but breaking up one can be hell. Learn exactly what you can expect when you break up with your narcissistic partner.
11 Subtle Signs Of Trauma Bonding
Trauma bonding occurs because the trauma of the abuse changes your brain physiologically as you start to release neuropeptides that bond you to your partner which you behold addicted to.
The Transformation is Real; They Break you Slowly
If you need a crisis hotline or want to learn more about therapy, please see below:
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) – 1-800-656-4673
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
- NAMI Helpline (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – 1-800-950-6264
For more information on mental health, please see:
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) SAMHSA Facebook, SAMHSA Twitter, SAMHSA LinkedIn, SAMHSA Youtube
- Mental Health America, MHA Twitter, MHA Facebook, MHA Instagram, MHA Pinterest, MHA Youtube
- WebMD, WebMD Facebook, WebMD Twitter, WebMD Instagram, WebMD Pinterest
- NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), NIMH Instagram, NIMH Facebook, NIMH Twitter, NIMH YouTube
- APA (American Psychiatric Association), APA Twitter, APA Facebook, APA LinkedIN, APA Instagram