protest against abuse

By the time we’re ready to tell others of our abusive experience, we realize that the narcissist has preempted us and gotten THEIR WORD OUT FIRST. While we’ve been dealing with what we thought were real emotions and a real relationship, the narcissist has already strategized their exit plan. They get their words out: The words that we know intimately are nothing short of pathological lying and twisting revisionist history. The narcissist will tell others we’re crazy, a stalker, vengeful, a poor loser, losers, or emotionally unstable. They’ll cite our reactions to their abuse as evidence, never mentioning the abuse that caused our reactions.

Those who have been manipulated by the narcissist’s façade, who have been purposefully themselves manipulated by the image the narcissist wishes to portray, these “onlookers”, by believing or even lending their ears to the narcissists tall tales and outright lies, become unknowing participants in our further abuse. –What Happens When Targets Aren’t Believed at ANA

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of someone escaping from a narcissistic abuser.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you felt like you were manipulated, but you didn’t understand how.

Art Prompt: Protest abuse

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about narcissistic abuse and how they can help people trapped in these relationships.

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