By the end of this article, you’re going to know exactly how to walk away from a narcissist peacefully. So read until the end, I’ve got a lot of good stuff for you today. Let’s get started.
Now, here’s the thing. There are a lot of really good reasons that we should want to distance ourselves from narcissistic people. And for me, it often boils down to this; When someone expects me to live in denial, and pretend that abuse, however passive-aggressive, and subtle, or not so subtle the abuse maybe when someone expects me to perpetuate that kind of denial, and pretend that abuse isn’t actually happening. And when someone expects me to compromise my standards or boundaries, or when people are completely disingenuous, toxic, or harmful to my wellbeing in any way, I’m out. No muss, no fuss.
With as much wise discernment, self-love, self-respect, and self-honesty as I can muster, with as little drama as possible, off I go. I don’t over-explain. I don’t waste any time and energy defending myself, and I certainly don’t justify my decision. We don’t owe anyone any explanation for taking care of ourselves. And let’s be honest, They know why. Now whether or not they have the decency or capacity, to be honest about it with themselves and others is another story, but they know.
And it’s not our job to teach other adults how to be decent, kind, loving human beings. That’s none of our business. Our job is to tell ourselves the truth, no matter how inconvenient, no matter how uncomfortable, difficult, or painful. When they show you who they are, believe them, and take care of yourself accordingly. And while you’re at it, don’t expect people who have not lived it to get it.
People who have not lived it, have not been on the receiving end of emotional manipulation and other forms of narcissistic abuse. People who have not been cast as the family scapegoat, no matter how well-meaning they may be, they don’t, and won’t have a clue. And because of that, they will often misunderstand you, misjudge you, gaslight you, and sometimes even give you misguided advice. And don’t kid yourself; this includes plenty of therapists and counselors too, by the way.
So with all of that said, let’s dive into the top nine steps for walking away from a narcissist peacefully.
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