Today’s article is about what you can do to start distancing yourself from a narcissist that you cannot get away from just yet. because narcissistic relationships are very toxic. They are emotionally, physically, and spiritually draining. As a result, there is a lot of talk about going no contact, ignoring the narcissist, or “greying” the narcissist. But in many cases, these things cannot just be done overnight. In many cases, it is a process.
For example, if someone is married to a narcissist and decides to get a divorce, it takes time. Or it might be the case that the person is financially dependent on the narcissist, and they need time to work on that first. Or it is a narcissistic boss or colleague; for some people, it is not possible to just quit their jobs or up and leave within a moment’s notice, and they surely cannot be ignoring their boss. Or for some people, it may be a narcissistic parent or family member that they don’t want to cut off completely.
So, there has to be a way to safeguard yourself while you are preparing to exit a narcissistic relationship or if you are planning to change the dynamics of that relationship through Grey Rocking, etc. Basically, before you are able to create a physical distance between you and the narcissist or before you close or minimize the different avenues of communication, there are some things you can do in the meantime.
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