Keep Learning About Narcissism

Each and every day, there are new opportunities to take steps to grow and to learn and to discover freedom. How can we gain perspective once recovery has begun?

Here are a few things to try:

—Seek the support of a licensed therapist who understands the dynamics of narcissism

—Assess the situation daily and take action accordingly

—Notice your feelings, but resist the temptation to act on them

—Recognize the control you do have, take stock in what you depend on yourself for

—Surround yourself with supportive, understanding people

—Create a daily plan for how you will address the unexpected

—Be willing to ask for and accept help

—Observe your part in the dynamic and understand this is not about blaming yourself, but about seeing what you can change to make the situation better for you

—Read about narcissism, and notice it in the news, on TV and radio—seeing narcissism “out there” and how it affects others can be helpful in recognizing the subtle signs of it in our own lives

From Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery