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Very, very helpful,
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This review is from: Psychopath Free: Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, & Other Toxic People (Kindle Edition)
One of the best things on this subject I have read so far.
There is no technical language, and no long clinical definitions, as with so many other books on the subject.
Having been involved with a pathological narcissist for a few years, I have been struggling to get past this, with limited success. This book is written by someone who REALLY understands what the abused party has been through, and offers genuine hope and help for full recovery,starting right now. There is even advice for turning your experiences to your future advantage. There is a very useful list of 30 'red flags' to watch out for, and a clear stage-by-stage description of what you might expect during your recovery process. The author doesn't mince words, or skate over the more unpleasant parts, but he is gentle and humorous in his approach (some passages made me giggle out loud).
If you have been (or still are) targeted by a narcissist, a psychopath or other kind of toxic emotional vampire, this is highly recommended reading. You will realise how many folks have been through this nightmare, how much real support is available, and that much of the weird oscillating back and forth between various emotional states is quite normal, and an essential part of overcoming your experience.I felt very sad at some passages, but the author helps you to face these truths very gently and kindly.
All in all, a real balm for the battered self that feels it may never recover.