Life after dating a psychopath
” adds Bree Bonchay, LCSW, author of I Am Free: Healing Stories About Surviving Toxic Relationships With Narcissists And Sociopaths. There are so many other things you have to process and go through.
Coming out of a relationship with a pathological person can change your fundamental sense of safety in this world.” But it doesn’t have to be the of the world.
Both Bonchay and Schneider also suggest educating yourself on what, exactly, narcissistic sociopath abuse is.
(I’m a personal fan of Jackson Mackenzie’s Psychopath Free and Shahida Arabi’s Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare.) And while you may be tempted to isolate yourself—after all, you wonder if you can trust Self-care is a must for any kind of healing, and you should make it an absolute priority after ending things with an abuser.
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Getting over a relationship and/or marriage with a Narcissist, Sociopath is a wonderful achievement. However, it’s not much of an achievement if you stay inside watching Netflix™ all weekend. And this includes leaving all of your beat up baggage behind you.
And because of this, you’re extra susceptible to anxiety, depression, and even PTSD.