Accepting My Truth

“…I realize how much I want the narcissist to know the truth, my truth. When I think about narcissism, I think about abstinence in the same way those in addiction recovery think about it. I choose, one encounter at a time, to not participate in the dynamic. I trust myself now to know, to sense, when saying something will not help…When I listen to my deeper self, it is often enough to satisfy my need to be “heard.” I understand the power that comes from listening and trusting my deeper self. That’s what I’ve been missing all along, anyway: a connection to me.”

Adapted from Surviving the Narcissist: 30 Days of Recovery