Navigating Narcissism Using Your True North
Narcissistic relationships are CONFUSING – they are like a house of mirrors you can’t get out of, or a hike where everything starts to look the same (didn’t we just see that tree?) and you can’t figure out how to get out of the woods. And the longer you walk, the more perilous it all becomes because not only can you not figure out how to get out, you aren’t sure how you will survive. Imagine if there was a narcissism navigation compass or GPS you could use to get out or at least use to get a little more clarity on where you at. Well, you kind of do – and that is your true north. While the narcissistic relationship may scramble our signals on what is right or wrong, good or bad, north or south, there are other aspects of our lives that we are quite clear on – people we love and would fight for, values and beliefs we hold, or events that occur that we can’t even predict but when they happen we fight the good fight and are able to use our true north to get out. Sadly, so many of us give up on ourselves in these relationships, but initially, at least as a way to get out or learn to set boundaries, we can begin our journeys of healing by finding our pole star, our rising sun, our true north.