If you have been trapped in a relationship with a narcissist, you know that escaping the trap and the narcissist is one of the most difficult things any of us will ever accomplish. It requires a complete metamorphosis of everything we've ever believed, seen, understood, planned, and lived. It almost always requires a huge change in the physical circumstances of our lives, as well as the philosophical foundation that we have built our lives on. Every step requires courage. But once we start this process, we are never again the crawling caterpillars or worms we have been told we were over and over until we felt we had no choice but to believe it. At the end of the metamorphosis, we can look in a mirror through our own clear eyes and see the butterflies we actually are.
It takes courage to leap from the ground and fly high into the sky, but the alternative is to stay buried in the dirt beneath the feet of a narcissist. That is no longer an option! It's time to break free and learn to fly!
The first step is seeing the truth. If you're reading this page, then you are already on the road to seeing the truth about your relationship. It's a painful road full of tears and fears, as you are probably already discovering. But just keep moving forward. Above all, know that you are not alone! There are many of us on this journey! When we find each other, we find strength in our numbers and in ourselves.
Step one, Seeing the Truth.