If you’ve been close to a narcissist for long, you’ve likely learned to restructure your own needs, wants, and emotions around maintaining the smooth, glassy surface of your relationship. Sometimes you can begin to lose your sense of self; the narcissist’s disapproving voice is louder in your head than your own. The particulars of healing narcissism’s wounds will look different for you than for someone else, but the goal will be the same: Put the focus back on yourself. Pursue your interests. Disregard the narcissist’s disapproval. Most of all, know that you don’t have to feel guilty about living your own life.
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