Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse." Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual. In this book, survivors will learn:
•The red flags of narcissistic behavior and covert manipulation tactics, including subtle signs many survivors don't catch in the early stages of dating a narcissist.
•The motives behind narcissistic abuse and techniques to resist a narcissist's manipulation.
•Why abuse survivors usually stay with a narcissist long after incidents of abuse occur.
•How our own brain chemistry locks us into an addiction with a narcissistic or toxic partner, creating cravings for the constant chaos of the abuse cycle.
•Traditional and alternative methods to begin to detach and heal from the addiction to the narcissist, including eleven important steps all survivors must take on the road to healing.
•Methods to rewrite the narratives that abusers have written for us so we can begin to reconnect with our authentic selves and purpose.
•How to rebuild an even more victorious and empowering life after abuse.
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Shahida Arabi is one of the best writers on the subject of healing from narcissistic abuse. I recommend her work to all my clients addressing psychological abuse in my psychotherapy practice. Shahida’s writing is not only on point, concise, and trauma informed, she is compassionate and wise - outstanding resource for survivors who in turn connect with hope for healing.
Comprehensive and helpful
Well-researched and filled with survivor stories as well as input by therapists. Not only does the author have experience in having endured childhood abuse by a narcissistic parent, she talks about going through the trauma repetition cycle with adult partners, something many can relate to.
I truly feel the author of this book lacks the firsthand experience to write about such a topic. She endured a very short time with her NPD partner. Many victims endured DECADES and have children with their abusive spouses. I found this book to be completely unhelpful, and at many times it seems she is just filling the pages with repetitive nonsense. I found all the resources I needed on Quora. Yeah, Quora.