Recovering from a narcissistic relationship is not the same as recovering from any other relationship. While it might take time, there are some things you can do to help yourself;
1. Forgive Yourself When In A Narcissistic Relationship
To recover in a narcissistic relationship, first of all, forgive yourself. The narcissist did not choose you because you were stupid or weak; he chose you because you were useful. You might have qualities he wishes he had and more than likely, he saw you as a good source of narcissistic supply. There was no way you could see this experience coming. Narcissists are master manipulators and do not think like the rest of us.
2. Accept That The Narcissists Won’t Change
Realize and accept that in a narcissistic relationship, the narcissist will not change. This is paramount. It is tempting to give him once again the benefit of the doubt or keep trying to make sense of your narcissistic relationship. So that you can walk away with a grain of dignity and some closure. But trying to get this will only put you further in harm’s way as he will devalue you.
3. Leave Your Narcissist Relationship Partner For Good
Walk or run away and do not look back. Do not fool yourself by being in contact with a narcissistic partner. Sever all ties, legal, professional, and social and never underestimate his wrath.
Recognize that this narcissistic relationship probably affected you dramatically and differently than any other because you were not dealing with someone who plays by the same rules. When you were with the narcissist, your focus likely was primarily on the narcissist so getting in touch with your needs might seem foreign at first.
4. Give Yourself Some Time To Let Some of The Confusion Settles.
Ending a narcissistic relationship is quite hard. A narcissistic partner in relationships is someone who has no remorse for doing heartless things to you. They break up with you and feel nothing over it, they break up with you and already have someone else to go to, and they are even serial cheaters.
They are extremely unfaithful people with no sympathy for what they do or how they hurt you. A narcissist is someone who loves to be surrounded by people that uplift them and only them. People who seem to bow down to their personality is something, narcissistic love. They feel they can never accept or be wrong about anything. Many couples in the world go through narcissism. They feel like they have to behave in a way that supports their partner’s personality.
When you choose to not to agree with the way they act, they can become pretty abuse emotionally, even physically. After that, they can be downright indifferent to anything that may hurt. They cheat and hurt you verbally, but they care less.
Both men and women can be this way in a narcissistic relationship. We all can fool people and hide that part ourselves from them. We too can make the right decisions and the wrong ones.
Know that recovering from a narcissistic relationship will probably not be the easiest thing you have ever done. But the important thing is it is over, and you will recover. You are already on your way.