Today, we’re going to talk about the best indicators that it’s time to leave the narcissist or to start planning your escape.
Narcissistic abuse is incredibly damaging and harmful to a person’s self-esteem, to their self-respect, to their ability to make decisions, to their perceptions of reality, to know how they view the world, themselves, and other people. And the longer you are in a relationship with a narcissist, typically, the harder it is to leave, and certainly the more damage they are able to do to your self-esteem.
And I’m not just talking about romantic relationships with a narcissist. This could be a narcissistic parent, a sibling, a boss, even a child. At a certain point, you had to take a long hard look at your circumstances and decide, am I going to continue to allow this to go on, or am I going to leave and go no contact or low detached contact?
Narcissistic abuse is insidious. It’s gradual, and it typically increases very slowly. The narcissist is conditioning you and grooming you to accept more and more of the abuse over time. Eventually, there won’t be any more good times, and the abusive part of the personality is what we are dealing with the majority of the time.
Many times, because the narcissist has upset subjected us to such sophisticated levels of psychological abuse, we are confused as to what the reality is, meaning the narcissist may very well have convinced us that we are the problem or that the abuse is our fault. Therefore, being confident that you should leave can be confusing or even debilitating for a victim.
So today, I’m going to give you my top five signs that it’s time to leave the narcissist. I’m going to give you, what I think, are the biggest indicators that will tell you it’s time to close the door on this relationship.
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