All of Meredith books offer distilled and powerful suggestions to promote healing from the pain narcissism has inflicted. Sneak a glance (on your phone or other e-reader) when you need extra support as you work through your day, deal with emotions, and learn how to step back, and away, from the damaging effects of a narcissistic person.
Narcissism is easy to misunderstand, especially if you are a child of a narcissist. Many people believe that the narcissist is deeply in love with himself or herself—the true self, that is. If the narcissist is in love with anything, it’s the image of himself. But that image is an illusion (hence the term “false self”). The image, worn like a mask, might have even been stolen from…you.
If you are the child of a narcissist, this book will help neutralize the intensity of difficult feelings you’ve experienced regarding the parent in question—and, more importantly, you.
Contact with a narcissist can be at once exhilarating and confusing, hurtful and seductive. It can make you feel like you are losing your mind, yet without an understanding of why you feel that way. Some narcissistic people, many in fact, seem quite normal, welcoming, even nice. But betrayal often follows, and so does hurt.
Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a narcissist, befriend one or more, work with or for one, or have them in your family. Maybe it even seems like you attract narcissists into your life, almost as if you’re magnetizing them, despite your best efforts not to. Here you’ll learn why and what you can do to change that.
This little ebook can be used to help you recognize the many ways narcissism looks and how it seduces in relationships, friendships and at work. Understanding the disease of narcissism can also help the non-narcissist begin to heal.
Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved will help you relearn to trust yourself, to regain your confidence, and to find ways to once again (or maybe for the first time) live peacefully and happily, knowing it is no longer necessary to take the narcissist’s emotional bait, despite what the narcissist does, thinks, or wants you to do.
About: Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery: Whether You’re Loving, Leaving, or Living With One
Narcissism is an illness, a more or less incurable disease that, in some cases can be managed, if the individual—the narcissist—participates in his or her own recovery. Instead of waiting for this to happen, or trying to make it happen, we can take the attention we’ve showered on the narcissist and apply it to ourselves. Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery—Whether You’re Loving, Leaving, or Living With One can help bring clarity to the process of letting go of a present-day relationship or one that has haunted you from the past. This book addresses the difficult and often surprising feelings that arise from letting go of the narcissist including sadness, anxiety, confusion, disbelief, anger, and numbness. Use the meditations, suggestions, and information in this book as a road map on your journey of overcoming the effects of narcissism. Revisit it in your recovery as you watch the changes take hold—inside you.