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The Narcissistic Abuse & Trauma Recovery Podcast

Nov 17, 2020

In this episode I’m talking about the addiction to the narcissist in your life, how to deal with it, and the first steps to overcome it. Remember that every addiction serves to stop us from feeling the pain of our wounded younger part, and today we are going to unpack that mechanism. 

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Recognizing the difference between knowing you are good enough and feeling like you are not
  • How our body gets addicted to not feeling good enough
  • How our brain reacts to our biggest perceived pain
  • The importance of no contact or extremely modified contact with the narcissist in your life
  • Why our brain always reverts to what is familiar even when it’s painful 

In a relationship with a narcissistic person, we are continually trying to prove that we are good enough, and our body gets used to that sensation. Not feeling good enough then becomes familiar, and our brain perceives what's familiar as what's safe, thus ignores the pain we are feeling and perpetuates that cycle.