Setting Emotional Boundaries After Narcissistic Abuse

Learning to separate feelings about the past from needs in the present is the biggest gift you can give your future. Hearing that you need to separate feelings from needs might sound a bit odd coming from a counsellor, but bear with me. In non-narcissistic interactions, bringing your emotional experience into things can be a… Continue reading Setting Emotional Boundaries After Narcissistic Abuse

THE SILENT SHAME OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

Let’s talk about shame. These phrases come up a lot when I’m talking to people about past relationships that have hurt them… “I should have known…” “I saw red flags but I ignored them…” “I was too embarrassed to talk about what was happening with family or friends…” “Why did I let them treat me… Continue reading THE SILENT SHAME OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

Narcissistic Behaviours: What Gaslighting Really Looks Like

Am I just being petty? Do I have an anger problem? Am I micro-managing? Everyone thinks we are a great couple… why aren’t I happy? Do any of these phrases sound familiar? These are just a few of the thoughts that can plague us when we are in a relationship with a narcissist. We experience… Continue reading Narcissistic Behaviours: What Gaslighting Really Looks Like