Recovery from your entanglement with our kind is often a long and difficult road which is beset with traps and setbacks. There are many things which can hinder that recovery. Which are applicable to you? The hindrances may have happened previously or they continue to dog you in your attempt to return to the person you once were. It might be that the loss of your support networks has hampered your recovery as the isolating tactics of the narcissist stripped away those people who could provide you with support during this difficult time. Possibly it is the economic impact of the entanglement, the loss of an income, the loss of your job or the imposition of crippling debts which has hampered your recovery not only in terms of returning to rude financial health but the consequences this then has on your state of mind, your confidence and your standard of living.
Alternatively, it might be that your no contact regime keeps collapsing and therefore you are infected time and time again by the narcissist, ensnared once again and unable to pull yourself free. Perhaps it has been that you have not been able to get the answers you wanted so you remained in confusion, perplexed and even turning to the narcissist thinking the answers lay there when they did not?
Has the diminution of your self-worth held you back? Has the smearing performed by the narcissist been so total that people have turned against you, that you have suffered further consequences because of it? Maybe your continuing anger at what happened to you is keeping you invested, your raging desire for revenge not allowing you to move forward in a cool, calculating manner? Or perhaps despite knowing all you know it is the misplaced love which just will not let you recover?
Whatever it might be and you may choose more than one answer, do make your selection before casting your vote and expand in the comment section as ever.
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