For me, the hardest part of being abused by a narcissist was trying to tell people what had happened only to find they were under the narcissist’s thrall and didn’t believe me. To go through such extreme torment at the hands of a Jekyll and Hyde and not be validated or supported was the worst. You really have to rely on your inner strength during these times.
Unfortunately, when you reach out for help only to have someone accuse you of lying, it’s devastating – just another lack of support in an already troubling part of your life. Ouch. It takes a lot of strength to get through having been abused—but even more to get through narcissistic abuse.
quote from my book: