While I wouldn’t wish narcissistic abuse from either families of origin or ex-lovers or spouses on anyone, I’m grateful there are others besides me who have experienced it and that we have found each other. If it weren’t for the Internet, that never would have been possible, and I’d still be reeling from the abuse all alone and wondering why no one else in the world could relate to my pain. Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do without my little community of ACON bloggers and readers who have suffered this type of trauma. Very few people you meet in daily life get it. It’s also not something you can just tell people about. The anonymity of the Internet helps give us the courage to speak up.
It makes me sad to hear your stories, but at the same time, it’s great to be part of a found online family that is so supportive of one another and give each other virtual hugs and hope.
I’m very grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you for being my friend and a friend to one other.