By the end of this article, you’re going to know exactly how to walk away from a narcissist peacefully. So stick around; I’ve got a lot of good stuff for you today. Let’s get started.
There are a lot of really good reasons why we should want to distance ourselves from narcissistic people. And for me, it often boils down to this. When someone expects me to live in denial and pretend that abuse isn’t actually happening, no matter how passive-aggressive and subtle, or not so subtle, the abuse is, and when someone expects me to compromise my standards or boundaries, or when people are completely disingenuous, toxic, or harmful to my wellbeing in any way, I’m out. No muss, no fuss. With as much wisdom, discernment, self-love, self-respect, and self-honesty as I can muster and as little drama as possible, off I go.
I don’t over explain. I don’t waste any time or energy defending myself, and I certainly don’t justify my decision. We don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of ourselves. And let’s be honest. They know why. Now, whether or not they have the decency or capacity to be honest about it with themselves and others is another story, but they know.
And it’s not our job to teach other adults how to be decent, kind, and loving human beings. That’s none of our business. Our job is to tell ourselves the truth, no matter how inconvenient, difficult, or painful it is. When they show you who they are, believe them and take care of yourself accordingly. And while you’re at it, don’t expect people who have not lived it to get it.
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