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You are not alone in this.  There are so many stories of other women who have been in these abusive relationships  You have nothing to be ashamed of.  I was married to a narcissist for over 27 years, and I knew something was wrong with him and us.  It was never normal in the sense that I always thought normal should be.  I hope you get a chance to read the books by Alexandra Nouri.  Her books helped me more than any... (read more)

There is cathartic value in removing the Ex's things from your home.  I have been repainting and re-arranging almost every room in the house we shared.  I started with my bedroom, am just finishing the living room, then moving on to the dinning and bathrooms.  It really is cathartic to make the house "mine" and try to rid it of its ghost, even though I sometimes feel it is very much still there on my bad days.  I am trying to get my hear to believe what my head is trying to tell it, that my husband is gone, and I know when I can truly believe that, I will be well on my way to healing... (read more)

I can definitely say I am far better than six months ago, but I still have a long way to go.  I know I will survive and thrive, and that I am better off without him.  We will get through this.  There will be ups and downs along the way, but women are much stronger than women.  Just wanted you to know that it's great that you are having a good stretch and have been heard and understood... (read more)

There is nothing wrong with you!  You have finally come to the point that you realized you need to take care of yourself and that it was time to let this toxic person go.  When we step back out of denial, we begin to see the real picture and not the one we imagined all along.  You are better off and you will be...(read more)

Sometimes recognizing things for what they are and accepting you cannot change them [narcissistic men] is truly eye-opening.  I certainly found this out for myself (the hard way, lol) and I see how different things can be once I changed the way I responded [to him and his NARC actions].  Good for you for getting to that place... (read more)