If Only I'd Known! If Only I'd Known!

If Only I'd Known‪!‬

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Publisher Description

This therapist-written and recommended 3-part audiobook will help you understand the inner workings of a narcissist, heal from narcissistic abuse, and experience sustainable post-traumatic growth.
In relationships, have you ever found yourself:
•Feeling like something is "off," but not being able to explain why?
•Leaving conversations feeling more confused than when you started them?
•Constantly ruminating on how to "make sense" of what you feel and what's happening?
•Feeling "not enough" no matter how hard you try?
Narcissistic abuse creates a tidal wave of confusion, hypervigilance, and overthinking. You have trouble thinking clearly, remembering things, or taking in new information.
And because these changes are happening to you-you begin to wonder:
What's wrong with me?
Why can't I make this relationship work?
Am I fundamentally broken?
And that's exactly how narcissistic abuse works-it happens so subtly that you believe the insecurities you're experiencing are "you" instead of "what's happening" to you.
You think there's something wrong with you.
You think you need to change or get better.
You think no one else understands.
Narcissistic abuse is a multilayered attack on your sense of self-a dismantling of who you are and what you believe you're worth.
This audiobook covers unique information related to narcissistic abuse, including:
•How different narcissistic types love bomb
•Cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physiological warning signs that you're being abused
•How and why narcissistic trauma bonds form and the process to untangle yourself from these binding relationships
•How to set boundaries even if you're highly empathic
•The most common reasons you stay stuck and how to get "unstuck"
If you've ever wondered:
•How did I get into this relationship?
•I'm such a people pleaser-how can I set better boundaries?
•What if healing isn't possible for me?
•I feel so lost and broken-where do I even start?
This audiobook is for you!

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
CBC
Chelsey Brooke Cole
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:20
hr min
RELEASED
2023
August 13
PUBLISHER
Portwell Press
SIZE
334.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Mathew reads ,

This book is a must read

This book is amazing! The way Chelsey has of walking you through the healing process and her prompts to help you think through everything was extremely helpful in my healing journey. This book helped me understand what happened to me, see things in my past that made me vulnerable to these kinds of people, and taught me how to build the boundaries I need to protect myself in the future. Narcissists are so prominent in our society that everyone needs to read this book so they can be aware and guarded from these predators.

dawhodatfan#1985 ,

Want a way of the Merry Go Round?

this is the book that will get you there! If you're asking yourself after conversations, what went wrong what you could've said differently, how this is confusing, that you are starting to feel crazy... then stop and take time to read this book and get the answers. You deserve on what it's like to be on the receiving end of narcissistic abuse you're not alone this is not your fault and this is not your identity take back your power with strategies that will work to move towards healing that you so rightly deserve.

StephanieRubble1234455 ,

Highly recommend!

Living with someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder is something so hard to explain unless you have experienced it. It’s hard to even fathom that people like this exist. I had been researching phrases, like “ why is my husband mad all the time” “ Why does my husband ruin the holidays” etc, trying to find something that would give me insight on what was wrong with him. I had even seen the word “Narcissist” before, but didn’t research it because I thought narcissism was someone who was vain, I had no idea of the complexity of this disorder!

I happened to run across a post on Facebook on narcissism , and while reading the posts, I said “this is it”! For many years I had lived with a person I really never knew. It’s hard to even explain it to others unless you have experienced it firsthand. It’s hard to even understand yourself what is happening. But I knew that something wasn’t right with him, I knew that no normal person thought, and behaved this way. I knew that he was disordered, but I was unable to find the right words to describe it, it leaves you feeling so confused, and disoriented. And If you were like me, and happened to come up on a random page about NPD, and realize this is it, you feel relieved to understand that there is a name for what is happening to you, you’re not crazy! The more you learn, the scarier it becomes to realize the narcissist behavior is intentional, and calculated.
The lack of empathy, The silent treatment, flying into rages over the slightest little thing, road rage, gaslighting, vindictiveness, walking on eggshells around them, telling lies about you, and ruining every holiday, and special occasion, just to name a few things that these people do.

As for the book, I loved it for many reasons. First being it was written not only by a psychotherapist, but someone who has actually experienced narcissistic abuse herself. The book was very easy to read,there wasn’t any parts that I felt I needed to skim over. The book was divided into sections, with descriptions of each type of narcissism, their tactics, why they do what they do, breaking free, and about your healing journey, because let’s face it, these people leave you very traumatized. Chelsey has great insight, and precise knowledge of this disorder, and it clearly shows her expertise as I mentioned earlier, since she experienced it.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has had the unfortunate experience of having a narcissist in their life to get a better understanding of these people. I would also recommend family, and friends of an abuse victim to read this book as well, as It will give you insight as to what your family member, or loved one is experiencing, because they need your support more than ever.

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