How To Restore Your Trust Again After Narcissistic Abuse
We believed relationship at this level was supposed to be “trustworthy”.
It came as a huge shock when we discovered that this was not necessarily the case.
If the narcissist in our life was a family member, it was understandable that we had similar programmed beliefs – that a mother, father, brother or sister (or whoever this person was) is supposed to be loyal, love us and unquestionably have our best interest at heart.
When they didn’t, the very fabric of our existence was threatened.
If these people – love partners or blood-related relatives or trusted authorities, teachers, church figures or therapists or people of standing, stature, reputation or responsibility … are able to hurt you to the point of your demise for their own self-interest … then WHO can be trusted?
Can we trust humanity?
Many of us even got to the point of suicidal depression, wondering how on earth we were going to survive in a world where humankind (including the people who we were supposed to be able to TRUST the most) had the capacity to be so cruel, heartless and downright “evil”.
After narcissistic abuse, these traumatized, helpless feelings are incredibly common.
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