Coping Mechanisms When Leaving A Narcissistic Partner Behind
Take It One Day At A Time
It will have taken the narcissist quite some time to wear you down and mold you the way he wanted you, so don’t be surprised to learn that it will take just as much time to get back to your old self.
There is no exact timeframe for recovery – it will depend on the depth and severity of the hurt and the length of time you suffered it for.
The only thing you can do is to take things one day at a time. If you can get just a little bit stronger each day, then it is a victory over the narcissist and while you will inevitably have setbacks, maintaining an upward trajectory is the only sure-fire way to reaching yourself once more.
And most importantly of all, let your narcissistic partner, and the relationship you had together, teach you a lesson. Never let your dignity and power be diminished again – you should now be better equipped than most to identify a narcissist, so avoid them at all costs!