The worst part about being with a narcissist is that you don’t really notice you’re with one until your relationship reaches an unhealthy level. Narcissists are great at concealing their true selves and it isn’t easy to spot their level of narcissism when you first meet them.
While some women do end up escaping the clutches of a narcissist and successfully breaking ties with them, many end-up with lasting metaphorical scars that don’t go away with ease. Long after the abuser is gone, she may still be reeling from the pain that the narcissist caused her.
After a woman lets go of the narcissist in her life, she is often haunted by her past and cannot learn to trust for a while. It becomes difficult for her to find love again, as her spirit has been broken down and her self-esteem is at an all-time low.
Although she’ll be relieved that her abuser is gone, a part of her actually misses the relationship and whatever little positive aspects it had. She is aware that it was a toxic relationship but she also can’t help but feel empty without them.
While she is need of genuine love to heal her wounds, the best cure for her broken spirit is self-love. During this low point in her life, she needs to really focus on herself and let her soul pick up the broken pieces of her heart. If she allows herself to heal, she can overcome everything that the narcissist put her through. All she needs is time. Time to find her old self and restore her old spirit.
We can all get back to where we were if only we believe in ourselves. And that’s exactly what a woman broken by a narcissist needs to do.