How to Recover from Narcissistic Abuse

What you need to know about how to move on after narcissistic abuse

Why is it so hard to get over a narcissist?

Hi, I'm Lindsey. I've been in your shoes.

My name is Lindsey, and I am a certified online therapist in Texas. If the issues mentioned above pertain to you, it may be that you’re struggling to recover from narcissistic abuse in a relationship. Having gone through the same situation myself, I want you to know that I’m here to help you.

While narcissistic emotional abuse in relationships is rare, their emotional impact can leave the victim emotionally traumatized for a long time thereafter. In fact, emotional scarring can drag on for years if the proper healing strategies are not used. However, no matter the stage of recovery you’re in right now, it is my goal to help you:

I've been there, too.

In many emotionally abusive relationships, especially ones with a narcissist involved, the toxicity of the relationship may reveal itself temporarily but is quickly hidden by the narcissist’s affection. You may have tried pulling away in one way or another, but inevitably you fall back into their control when they shower you with praise. Perhaps their intense admiration of you is what attracted you to them in the first place. You felt amazing in the relationship for months or even years. You loved them, and they loved you. But somewhere along the way, the praise you once received gradually turned to punishment. The most difficult part of this is that you were willing to do whatever it takes to regain the affection and bliss you once experienced with your partner. Many people in such relationships go to great lengths to attain their narcissistic partner’s acceptance, despite the cost of losing their sense-of-self and control in the relationship.

For this reason, many people find it difficult to get over a narcissist. They are trauma bonded to the narcissist, meaning they’d do anything to regain their affection. This strong desire for approval is addictive, and in the same sense that a recovering drug addict undergoes physical withdrawals, so too does a narcissist-abused person undergo emotional withdrawals when leaving the relationship.

If this has happened to you, you should know that you’re not alone. 

Perhaps moving on from this kind of narcissistic abuse seems impossible, let alone getting the proper healing you need to begin dating again. The good news, however, is that emotional abuse recovery IS possible, and the help you need is more accessible than ever with online therapy.

Reviving the joy in your life starts with proper healing. My approach to therapeutic healing is unique to each person I work with. Since each person’s experience with an emotionally abusive relationship differs, each person has a unique set of healing needs. I provide emotional support and healing strategies catered personally to your emotional temperament so you can begin to feel like yourself again.

Gain Critical Insight to Your Relationship.

I believe that knowledge is power, especially for survivors of emotionally abusive relationships. Gaining the insight and knowledge about patterns of cyclical abuse is critical not only for your psychological healing, but also for identifying signs of a toxic relationship and preventing them in future relationships.

Be Empowered.

You are enough and you are worthy of a healthy relationship. Let me help you overcome the false narratives about yourself that you’ve believed to be true. I will guide you with judge-free support, teaching you how to set healthy relationship boundaries, and provide evidence-based counseling techniques that help you thrive instead of just survive.

Even though it may feel like you’ll never recover from your emotional wounds, I want you to know that recovery is achievable. I can speak from personal experience about the same suffering you are experiencing. With the help of an online therapist who can directly relate to your situation, emotional healing is possible.

You just have to believe you can do it.

Online Therapy: The Answer On How To Recover From A Narcissistic Relationship

I know I need help healing, but isn’t online therapy expensive?

Therapy is an invaluable investment in the healing of your innermost being. In the case of narcissistic abuse, the emotional damage incurred by the relationship can negatively affect your work life. With the help of a trained therapist, however, you can avoid unnecessary symptoms of depression that stifle motivation by attaining the emotional healing you need.

You should also know that I am committed to offering competitive self-pay options for my online counseling services. I don’t want money being the barrier between you and your mental health.

Get the healing you need.

I just don’t think therapy will help me heal from this.

This is one of the most common objections people have, and understandably so. I remember the symptoms of a toxic relationship such as the feelings of hopelessness, the emotional turmoil, and all the negativity that clouded my mind before I was healed. I remember the initial confusion, hurt, and anger that came with it. And I also remember a point at which I didn’t think I’d heal, either.

In retrospect, I think the most difficult part was beginning to believe that healing was possible. Taking the first step toward recovering from emotional abuse was the hardest, and I think the same goes for most people when considering the efficacy of therapy. However, having personally recovered from narcissistic abuse, and having had the privilege to help others do the same, I can assure you that therapy is the most effective and fastest way to achieve emotional healing and to get your life back.

Statistically speaking, polls conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) show that over 9 out of 10 people would recommend a therapist to a friend or family member experiencing mental health issues. In another study, over 80% of people that participated in therapy sessions reported high satisfaction from their experience.

What better way to receive emotional healing from narcissistic abuse than from a therapist who’s been through it?

Partner With Someone Who’s Been There. Let Me Help You Achieve Healing.

If you have any questions about me or how I can help you, I’m always available to talk at (832)-408-1125. I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Or, feel free to get in touch with me by clicking the contact button below.

I also offer a free, no-pressure 20 minute consultation where you can ask me anything you want. I’m happy to answer any questions you have! Click the schedule now button below to schedule your free appointment!

If you’ve recently exited a relationship with someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, you’re probably still feeling overwhelmed and utterly depleted. Narcissistic relationships, even after they end, are emotionally exhausting. They can leave you hurt, confused as to who you really are, and drained of self-esteem. Yet, despite the pain, part of you still deeply longs for the affection of your partner, and you begin to second guess your decision to end the relationship. Maybe if I just do better this time, it’ll work out. In remembering the good qualities with your partner, you’re even more emotionally torn, and recovery seems like a fleeting fantasy.

If any of that sounds like what you’re going through, you're not the only one.