What we're about

This is a group to help victims of Narcissist Abuse in the Boise area. It is geared toward men and women who have been in some form of abusive relationship with a narcissist at any point in their life. This could have been with a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, neighbour, mother, father, sibling, boss etc.

This group is lead primarily by Steve Nelson, a recovering victim/survivor. I 'm neither a therapist nor do I have any other credentials. But I have become somewhat of a relationship detective. For several years now I've accumulated a broad collection of material which might help me & others "repair family relationships". Recently my YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/MendingFamily) has narrowed it's focus to exploring the various spectrum’s of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as seeking to understand the negative impact that narcissistic behaviour has upon nearby relationships - and how that impact can be reversed. Why it is that some folks are vulnerable to such abuse, plus the study of Attachment (theory) have become fascinating topics for me.

My sister "K" helps to lead the group from time to time. We are somewhat unique in that as teenagers we escaped from our chaotic/fun family of origin in the most honourable of ways - we joined the US Military! So we are Veterans in every sense of the word. This will be a peer led support group and we will share our stories and educate ourselves on how we ended up being the perfect victim for a Narcissist (a co-narcissist). Our plan is to have a meeting once a month, at first on various topics of discussion, and then later to also incorporate guest speakers who can help guide us down the path to recovery.

Our goal is to help each other move from a Victim, to a Survivor, and eventually to a sur-Thriver! We are not at all interested in "getting even" with those who have abused & defrauded us. REVENGE is the name of their playground, not ours. A toxic community messed us up, so it makes sense that the formation of an empathic & safe community (in addition to the help of a licensed professional & knowledgeable therapist) can help restore us to a place of healing & productivity. Come and be a part of creating someone else's new story! Please stop by our Photo Album Area (https://www.meetup.com/Boise-Survivors-of-Narcissistic-Abuse/photos/) which has links to many sensible & knowledgeable resources.

Final Note: To help insure the safety of our group, those who RSVP to a meet-up will be asked to share with the organizer, via private message, some of their story - which will be kept confidential. Thank You!

Upcoming events (5+)

Narcissistic Abuse Support Meetup #5

Needs a location

Location will eventually be shared by private message with those who RSVP+ for this event. Thank you for honouring the safety concerns of our group. Steve N. - BSONA Organizer [RSVP+ is a 2-way process our group established to filter new attendees]

Narcissistic Abuse Support Meetup #6

Needs a location

Location will eventually be shared by private message with those who RSVP+ for this event. Thank you for honouring the safety concerns of our group. Steve N. - BSONA Organizer [RSVP+ is a 2-way process our group established to filter new attendees]

Narcissitic Abuse Support Meetup #7

Needs a location

Location will eventually be shared by private message with those who RSVP+ for this event. Thank you for honouring the safety concerns of our group. Steve N. - BSONA Organizer [RSVP+ is a 2-way process our group established to filter new attendees]

Narcissitic Abuse Support Meetup #8

Needs a location

Location will eventually be shared by private message with those who RSVP+ for this event. Thank you for honouring the safety concerns of our group. Steve N. - BSONA Organizer [RSVP+ is a 2-way process our group established to filter new attendees]

Past events (4)

Narcissistic Abuse Support Meetup #4

Needs a location

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