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Never-Ending Nightmare of Narcissistic Abuse



Long lasting impact. Chronic trauma. Ongoing effects.


Narcissistic abuse is the constant, insidious emotional abuse that victims suffer from toxic relationships whether romantic, parent/child, sibling, friend, or boss.

Once you recognize that you’ve suffered this type of abuse, there are real, long-term effects that take their toll on you with devastating consequences.

 

Narcissistic Abuse affects your emotional, mental, and physical health.


For so many people, we don’t realize what’s happening.  This constant emotional manipulation and abuse over such a long time have conditioned us to think it’s normal.  We actually don’t spend much time analyzing our narcissist’s behavior.  We just know their triggers and we’d do anything to avoid them. 

 

5 Long-Term Effects of Narcissistic Abuse

 

1.    INSOMNIA

Experiencing this constant emotional abuse makes you question your sanity. Even worse, it leads you to replay every encounter on a horrible loop in your brain. This then becomes awful insomnia. Lack of sleep leads to fatigue, decreased immune function, and other health issues.

 

2.    ANXIETY, DEPRESSION

During the worst parts of my relationship with my narcissistic father, I felt crippling anxiety and severe depression. There’s so much guilt, shame, and embarrassment rolled into this relationship, all making it that much more difficult to tell someone what’s happening and break your trauma bonds. Check out my new solution at the end of this blog.

 

3.    LOSS OF SELF, DECLINE IN SELF-ESTEEM

After experiencing this long-term emotional abuse, victims often have feelings of inadequacy, guilt, shame, unworthiness and general mistrust. They also tend to withdraw from social situations and interactions for fear of judgement and low self-esteem. All of this makes it more difficult to see the signs of healthy relationships over the red flags of these toxic relationships.

 

4.     PTSD/C-PTSD

After suffering the trauma of an abusive relationship, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a possible result.   Psychological abuse alone can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. PTSD can cause a variety of symptoms that can impact your daily life. Some people experience flashbacks or intrusive memories of the traumatic event, increased irritability or anger, hypervigilance or walking on eggshells, negative changes in mood or thoughts or avoidance of situations that remind you of the trauma.

Complex PTSD or C-PTSD includes additional symptoms like emotional dysregulation, distrust, and a persistent feeling of helplessness.

 

5.    BRAIN DAMAGE

Studies have shown that long-term narcissistic abuse can even cause brain damage. One such study found that patients with the highest baseline cortisol and the greater number of PTSD symptoms had the greatest decreases in hippocampal volume over time. Basically, the longer you stay in a toxic relationship with a narcissist, the more deterioration you can expect of your hippocampus.


Treatment


Do something for you. You need to talk to someone in order to process what you’ve endured. If there are obstacles to talking to someone, such as financial access, you can still find resources.

 

If you are in fear of physical abuse, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 866-331-9474. 

 

I’ve had discovery calls with so many people who need help with this type of toxic relationship and resulting abuse but have been decimated financially. They have been left with little to recover and begin to heal. This course takes away the financial obstacles of working with a narcissistic abuse recovery coach one-on-one while still giving you the clarity, validation, and strategies to begin your recovery.

 

I’ve created a self-driven, value packed, 10-video course for you to break the trauma bonds keeping you in an abusive relationship for good.  

 

Healing is an opportunity. It is critical to recognize the signs of narcissistic abuse, as it can have long-term effects on your emotional, mental, and physical health. The narcissistic abuse cycle typically involves a period of love-bombing, where the narcissist showers you with attention and affection, followed by devaluation, where they criticize and belittle you. This cycle can repeat itself over and over again, leading to feelings of confusion and self-doubt. Enroll in my newest course – Trauma Bonds 101 where I will lead you through the narcissistic abuse cycle and show you how the trauma bonds are holding you back and how to break them for good.

 

Healing from long-term trauma takes time. Don’t stay in this kind of emotionally abusive relationship.  It won’t get better.  They won’t change.  You don’t deserve this relationship.

 

You see, I didn’t get here by accident. I didn't set out to become a narcissistic abuse recovery coach. But after I’d suffered this kind of abuse, I realized that my story and my experience could help so many people who’ve suffered similarly. 

 

Often, we stay in these cycles of abuse because we don’t believe we deserve something better. I kept trying to make our relationship work, but he didn’t want me in his life. It took me a long time to understand that I deserved better.

 

You deserve better, too.

 

You can't do this alone. I can help you.

Work with me one-on-one or take one of my courses.

Free yourself from the narcissist. Break the ties that bind. Break your trauma bonds for good.

 

Check out The Narcissist Slayers podcast https://www.youtube.com/@TheNarcissistSlayers/featured


Take this as your sign to take action today. Learn how to break the trauma bonds for good this time in my course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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