Going No Contact with a Narcissist

What is No Contact?

going no contact with a narcissist

No Contact is a term that you may have heard being thrown around on social media. It is a strategy for getting away from someone who has been abusive or toxic to you. The goal of No Contact is to protect yourself from the narcissist and their abuse.

The term “No Contact” was first coined by psychotherapist Dr. George Simon in his book “In Sheep’s Clothing.” He defines it as “the decision to refuse all contact with another individual, either in person or through any other form of communication.” This includes not answering phone calls, texts, or emails.

Going No Contact with a Narcissist can be very hard

It is often very difficult to go no contact with a narcissist. They will often react by unleashing their pack of flying monkeys, hoping that the abuse by proxy will intimidate you and bring you running back to them.

Narcissists are known to be manipulative and persuasive. They can also be very charming and likable. It’s hard to resist their charm, especially when they know how to get what they want from you.

It is even harder to go no contact with a narcissist if that person is your parent. It’s often difficult to ignore someone who was such a huge influence on your life growing up, even when they’re abusive. However sometimes it is necessary, no matter how difficult you might initially find it.

Why You Should Consider Going No Contact with a Narcissist

Narcissists are amongst the most toxic types of people you will ever come into contact with. You may have met one as a friend, co-worker, family member or spouse at some point in your life. Sometimes the only solution it to go no contact and move on from the situation for good.

Narcissists are masters of manipulation, who will do anything to get what they want. They can quickly and easily find your vulnerabilities and use them against you. In such cases, going no contact could be the best way to protect yourself from a narcissist. It’s not an easy task, but it is necessary if you want to heal and move forward with your life.

The reasons for going no contact are numerous and can be summed up in a few words: protection, self-care, healing, freedom.

How Long Does it Take for the Effects of No Contact to Show?

It is hard to tell how long it will take for the effects of no contact to show. It can range from a few weeks to months. Some people find that they start feeling better after a few days, while others might not see any changes until months later. This is because everyone has different experiences with no contact.

No contact can be difficult, but it helps you gain closure and it is worth it in the end. It takes time for the effects to show, but you will feel much better if you give it time and stay strong!

For Further Reading

The following posts will give you tips on how to deal with the narcissist in your life –

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