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Hello and welcome,

This is a support group for survivors from discovery to recovery of narcissistic abuse,

whether it be from a parent, sibling, partner friend or colleague.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a criteria based diagnosis in the DSM 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). If you’ve been around someone who gaslights you and makes you question your sanity, has frightening rages at perceived slights, makes you feel like you are walking on eggshells, belittles you, is very controlling, has delusions of grandeur ( thinks they are better than everyone else), creates a smear campaign against you if you question their character, has a charming/caring side to the outside world which makes you question you sanity, you have probably encountered someone with NPD.

The disorder is insidious and erodes the sense of self of the victim, you feel trapped in the FOG (fear, obligation and guilt) you know there is something very wrong but make excuses to justify the emotionally manipulative abuse. NPD is rarely diagnosed, as the narcissist believes “there’s nothing wrong with me, it’s everybody else who is at fault”! Nearly 5 years ago this realisation about my father made complete sense of much of my life, I’ve researched and educated myself on the subject ever since as well as removing him from my life.

The journey from discovery to recovery can be very frightening, isolating and extremely difficult to articulate to anyone who has been fortunate enough not to have a narcissist in their life.

A fellow survivor wrote "I fully understand the roller coaster of emotions and sense of isolation we can experience, as we are often called crazy, hyper-sensitive and gas lighted along the way. I believe a key part within the healing process is to exchange personal stories with those who have an understanding of the pain that narcissistic abuse can cause. This validation is often of vital importance in our recovery process from narcissistic abuse". I absolutely second that statement and hence the beginning of Discovery to Recovery of Narcissistic Abuse support group.

I hope this group can help give you comfort from knowing you are not alone and you are not going crazy! We are here to support you along the road from discovery to recovery to thriving from this hideous, misunderstood, devious personality disorder.

Sarah J x

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