I broke my bad habits after I took a full year to be completely single and establish my self-worth, and fully love and accept myself and past mistakes.
For example, when you start cutting friends out because of your partner, it's a sure-fire indicator that something isn't right here
That night, my sister's boyfriend sent me a text message saying “sweet dreams.”
No, hun. You are not ‘too sensitive.’ But if your partner keeps saying that, you may be experiencing gaslighting.
While I don’t introduce myself as “Hi I’m Nisha, and I’m divorced,” I do reveal this fact relatively quickly; actually, I brag about it.
Being manipulative is so entrenched in my personality, I’m often unaware I’m even doing it until the dust has settled.
Whenever I saw my friends in emotionally abusive relationships, I was always the first person to object and tell them they could do better.
It’s going to take a while to build my self-esteem back up to where it was. But at least I know I can now recognize an emotionally abusive relationship.
If relationship drama is starting to play out like a bad reality show, it’s time to start acknowledging negative behavior.
Of course, attention is key to maintaining a healthy relationship, but if relationship drama is starting to play out like a bad reality show, it’s time to start acknowledging negative behavior.
All of the other times I had been cheated on had altered my mind, and the way I thought. This one changed my heart.
I do sometimes spot “red flags” that aren’t actually there because I am expecting to be hurt. I get anxious if someone doesn’t call when they say they will.
That feeling isn't your fault. It's the direct result of a process known as trauma bonding, and understanding this is a crucial step toward setting yourself free.
The more you are aware of the process of trauma bonding, the more quickly you can identify and avoid falling into a narcissist's trap.