The narcissist’s superpower is the ability to convince anyone of anything at any time. With little effort, they will have your entire family and supportive friend group believing you did to them what they devastatingly did to you. Worse, there is little to nothing you can do about it. During the time you were in a relationship with them they were preparing for the day you ended the relationship. For years they were discussing your weaknesses to control the story others believed about you. By the time you leave, your reactions were already predicted and sold as evidence that you are the crazy and/or abusive one. Radically accepting this reality is key to healing.
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