When people think of trauma, they tend to imagine isolated events like natural disasters or car accidents.
But trauma can take many forms.
Narcissistic abuse is a soul-crushing form of trauma because it slowly builds up like an avalanche. In many cases, it affects your identity on a very deep level for several years.
That’s why healing from narcissistic abuse is an ongoing process – not an instantaneous event.
Healing from complex trauma and PTSD from narcissistic abuse requires a much different approach than recovering from isolated traumatic events.
Just like someone working through drug or alcohol recovery, it’s crucial to work through the phases of trauma recovery.
It’s not fast or easy, but you’ll come out the other end more dignified, stronger, and kinder than you ever were before the abuse.