On this pre-thanksgiving weekend I reflect on the lessons I finally learned after narcissistic abuse. I have earned the status of expert on narcissistic abuse the hard Knox way. I was raised by, married to, divorced, Co-parented, sister of, niece of, and girlfriend of and if I look close enough I was the friend of some too.
I have learned my lesson that kept repeating in my life because I didn’t learn it. People come into our lives for a reason, bringing something we must learn and we are led to those who help us most to grow if we let them and we help them in return.
I am thankful to you for watching my videos, I am thankful for all the new friends and for the old ones that are always there.
We come seeking help at different stages, so if you are just starting to learn about Narcissism or you are a seasoned vet there is a book to guide you to answers. Start self-care and take time for yourself, read, these narcissist abuse book recommendations and start to heal!
This past month I taught two Abandonment lessons and a book I used at the core of reading six books on abandonment was this book by Susan Anderson – The Abandonment Recovery Workbook. Most of us were abandoned, some by our partners others by our parents.
Susan’s book is so helpful because when we talk about “Doing the work” we are talking about exercises to dig deep into our memories and then making peace with the sadness or neglect or abandonment. Only once we make peace with these issues do the softly leave our trauma center.