Over coming Narcissist abuse, by Elizabeth Shaw – Life Coach.
The narcissist has shown they do not respect you, they have violated your trust more than once, very few relationships can survive this alone, a relationship with a narcissist there is too much selfishness and distinction for it to work.
A narcissist has plain disregard for other people’s boundaries often using them as a challenge, to get others to drop their boundaries, once you lose your boundaries in a narcissistic relationship, you become so weak from all the abuse, it’s hard to rise back up.
Everything is controlled and dominated by the narcissist when you don’t leave, call the police or end the relationship because you’re minds a blur as the narcissist has manipulated you, into believing it’s all your fault. You then make excuses, it’s hard to get out, then because of the trauma bonding, it’s hard to stay out.
So now your out, you need to recreate your own boundaries. Start by telling yourself, “I’m worthy, I love and respect me, my boundaries are in place so people can not hurt me.” So learn to not people please any saying No can be incredibly hard, after this kind of relationship, as the narcissist will be so used to running straight over your boundaries, they may react badly towards you, in the hope they can take them down again, don’t let it stop you.
You’ve learned not to stand up for yourself with them, now is the time to learn to be assistive for yourself and protect your boundaries. No longer fear reactions from others, if they react they are not interested in how you feel. They don’t respect you.
You have to use your determination, to help yourself live a happy life, and make sure you reinforce and stick to your boundaries, from now on. With you, words you have to follow with actions or the words don’t mean anything, so if someone disrespects your boundaries like the narcissist, your action is to then let them go. Cut them off, live a happy peaceful life without them.
If you don’t stick with your boundaries, the other person will not take you seriously.
You might fear change right now, you might be scared of change, remember where you are right now is not where you want to be, so you need to change somethings to get to where you want to be.
Albert Einstein said, “ insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting change.”
So if you want to change, nows the time to change up what you are doing, then keep going until you get the results for you that you want.
The narcissist will not change, they are in the wrong, but now the time to create boundaries and focus on you.
Boundaries are not to scare people into doing what you want, the narcissist controlled you, you can not and do not want to control others, you just want control back of your own life.
Boundaries are for you, to stand up for yourself and say. “I don’t like this anymore, I’m no longer going to put up with you treating me this way.”
The narcissist problems are their problems, you can not, help them or fix them, you can help and heal yourself,
No longer take responsibility for others actions, be honest with yourself and break down your denial, learn the reality, break that trauma bond and regain your identity.
Ask why you find it hard to say “no” if you just want others to be happy, or fear people’s reactions, or you find it easy. Write down all the reasons you hate saying no to others.
Then ask yourself if those reasons are more important than your own self-worth and your own self-respect.
Put your life first, put yourself first, put your choices first take control back of your own life, put your life back into your own hands.
Know that only you are in charge of your own life, change is scary, sometimes it’s good, once people disrespect your boundaries and you start saying no, you’ll feel so much better, you’ll realise you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.
Once you start, you’ll get your self-respect and self love back, you’ll look at you in a whole different light, you’ll look at that narcissist in a whole new light, you’ll become a lot happier, love yourself first.
You don’t have to do things for others just to be loved, those who are worthy will love you for you.
Things like “ I will no longer allow people to guilt me into doing something, I don’t want to do.”
“ I will no longer associate myself with people who call me names, I’m worth more.”
“I will no longer associate myself with those who don’t respect me.”
“ I will not associate, with people who do drugs.”
Whatever yours are, write them down.
Make boundaries for certain people then enforce them.
Then your own personal boundaries, for your own self-worth.
“ I’ll not see someone every day, I’ve not known for very long,”
“ I will stop checking my ex’s social media.”
“ I will not continue arguments that are pointless.”
It’s not selfish to have boundaries and no longer allow people to take advantage of you.
Tell yourself “My opinions are valid, I can respect others, I don’t have to take them on as my own.”
Stop making excuses for others, to protect yourself, just walk away.
You can change to who you want to be. Communicate your boundaries with others, if they don’t like it, it’s not your problem.