No contact is the go to device to protect yourself and loosen the narcissist’s grip on you. Easier to do in certain instances than others, but it should always be aimed for. Naturally we aim to breach your no contact because our needs must be fulfilled and our various forms of hoovers are applied, subject to the Hoover Trigger and Hoover Execution Criteria to achieve this.
You also have to fight the battle with your own emotional thinking which will be trying to make you interact with us to feed your addiction to the narcissist. Thus, your own mind set may well be trying to cause you to give in before trying to escape us. There are many considerations which may be stopping you from going no contact (or once did stop you) and choose the ones from the list below that are or were applicable to you. The relevant thoughts may prevail now, they may have stopped you going no contact for some considerable time before you finally escaped and applied no contact. Perhaps you went no contact and then gave in, or perhaps it was just a momentary consideration before you then imposed no contact. Whichever are applicable, choose as many are as relevant before casting your vote and do expand on your thoughts and observations in the comment section.
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