Living Through Narcissistic Abuse
I chronicle my journey through a 3-year relationship that turned out to be psychologically, emotionally, and verbally abusive.
This section details how/why I dove into a relationship (personal and business) with a man I now understand dished out three years of sociopathic, emotional, and verbal abuse. Little did I know when I met him, he is considered to be the definition of a predator by many. Like most in this type of situation, there is much to heal and realize in the process. Speaking out about it brings more harassment and smear campaigns, but that's nothing new. The smearing started happening publicly during the relationship. I am the only woman (out of 10 that I know of who have written to me, in addition to others in his life) who has publicly shared the journey which culminated in an Arizona justice court judge granting a restraining order due to covert and not-so-covert harassment. I fully understand why I experienced what I did, and I am sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly in hopes it will help others in similar situations. Never in a million years did I think would go through something like this, but I did and I'm not alone. I know there are countless survivors out there just like me.
How it Ended & How it Started
These posts are the nuts and bolts of the entire experience starting with the end. It's a good place to start.
Restraining Order Process
When I started speaking out about the truth of what I endured, he retaliated with threats and harassment. Based on evidence, I was awarded a restraining order from a judge in Arizona.
What I've Learned About Narcissistic Abuse in Relationships
I've written quite a bit about what I've learned about the whys, hows, and aftermath of emotional and verbal abuse.
Seeing the big picture of it all and how it relates to my life and healing
I spoke out and others who were with him wrote to me.
So many beautiful souls have endured abuse at his hand. Many speak of regret in not telling me. Many are still scared. I've written a bit about this part of life below.