No Contact – Why is it so hard?

Grace for my Heart

 It’s Narcissist Friday!   

Those who have been in relationships with narcissists often write or speak of the difficulty of maintaining a no-contact stand. At the same time, nearly every encounter with the narcissist just brings back the pain or creates new pain. No-contact seems like the best and most obvious solution, but why is it so hard?

I tend to be someone who likes to understand an obstacle before tackling it. The more I know, the more I can plan my thinking and approach. Few things are as debilitating as an unexpected emotional gut-punch, something narcissists can be very good at. If you understand more of what is happening, you might be able to avoid those times of confusion and weakness that seem to come so easily whenever the narcissist is involved.

For normal people, relationships come with certain expectations. No matter what level of involvement the relationship needs…

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