The Truth About Getting Closure With A Narcissist

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The concept of closure means different things to people. We can’t see it, touch it, or even agree on exactly what it is, but so many survivors of narcissistic abuse hang their whole relationship recovery on getting it. Unfortunately, you never get anything that resembles real closure with a narcissist. And even those folks who don’t want their ex back still believe it will help them to feel better, and make it easier for them to move forward if they could get closure in the form of knowing that their ex-narcissist misses them, wants them back or is at least sorry.

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The “Good” In “Goodbye”

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We’ve all heard the old adage, “Life is a delicate balance of learning when to hold on and when to let go.” More times than not, we’re reminded of this, when facing a turning point in our lives.

Change is the only constant in life. It is a necessary component of any form of growth, learning, and aging. Often times change includes letting go, or saying goodbye to people, places or situations that we’ve loved dearly, and for which we hold sentimental value.

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Closing The Door On Closure

 

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Throughout our lives, we’ve all likely had a shared experience of having a certain person (or maybe a few) who have wronged us, cheated on us or betrayed our trust in ways that render us different people.

The very thought of that person’s name can conjure feelings of anger and bitterness, that leave us tense with frustration, as we seem unable to let go of the resentment we feel toward them.

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