I believe that narcissistic abuse can make you feel like an alien among human beings. The abuse that a narcissist puts you through can make you feel completely alone — as though there’s no one who shares your experience and no one who can understand how you feel. People in our culture can end up feeling lonely for all sorts of reasons, but I think this is the path that many victims of narcissistic abuse take.
Narcissists made some of us feel as though we are alone and don’t deserve to find the love and companionship of a truly loving home and loving family. We were taught to believe lies about ourselves — and it’s those unspoken and mostly unconscious lies that keep us feeling alone. And that can’t change until we do a lot of healing.
This is the next in a series of videos dealing with issues that come up for me to think about as I write a book about my childhood experience of growing up with a narcissistic father. You can visit that YouTube channel to subscribe to future videos. (Liking and subscribing help me quite a bit in helping others to see the videos.) Or you can watch the most recent video below.