The residual effects of any abuse can be devastating. The worst of it is when the abuse comes from the hands of those who are so preoccupied with themselves. This type of narcissistic abuse can be found in many different types of relationships including friendships, spouses or even parent-child relationship. Emotional abuse by a narcissistic parent can damage the child ability to form a stable relationship in the future.
Being in a relationship with a narcissist is tiring and can be emotionally draining. As they have an excessive love for themselves, they want everything about them to be perfect. Some achieve their ideal and perfect beauty through plastic surgery. With the plastic surgery as a solution, they want their beauty enhancements to look natural and envy-worthy.
Narcissism treatment depends on how the problem is defined. It can be a personality disorder or traits manifested in specific behavior such as withdrawal when ridiculed, arrogance, constant need to be admired. The victim may be clinically diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder when these traits are embedded in their personality. Such individuals will go to great lengths to prove themselves due to the exaggerated sense of self-importance in them. Narcissism is classified as a disorder when it interferes with the daily activities of a person. Its treatment can be done through individual psychotherapy or group therapy. The therapists should not confront the individual but take a step by step approach. The longer the victim suffers through narcissistic abuse, the more they are programmed through psychology conditioning.
Different ways of narcissistic abuse recovery include:
-Enroll in a counseling program. Free counseling is offered in a group setting and sometimes one-to-one for victims of domestic abuse.
-Read self-help books about abuse recovery.
-Go with the flow of the healing process.
-Meditate and focus on listening to your inner voice and keep it positive.
-Keep a positive affirmations attitude.
In the absence of treatment, the victim may turn to drug abuse, deviant compulsive behaviors, and even suicide attempts. Depression and anxiety are common in such individuals as they often experience cognitive dissonance. It’s difficult for those in relationships with the narcissist to get help since they have been conditioned to follow most of the decision-making activities. They may display emotional and physical symptoms resulting from the stress they face daily.