Thursday, August 14, 2014
Female Narcissistic Abuse Involves Betrayal
Narcissistic abuse involves an element of betrayal. When we hear about romantic relationships gone wrong, we realize the guilty party often has strong narcissistic traits. Lying, cheating and even stealing large sums of money are common themes. When this happens, there are many places to find sympathy and support. No one has trouble believing that some men can be total jerks.
However, women who are betrayed by other women have few places to get support. In fact, sometimes, the abuse happens because her "best friend" turns out to be a "frenemy." Once this becomes apparent, the target can no longer run to her best friend for solace, as she normally would, since the wounding arrows came from that direction. To make matters worse, the abuser has had access to the target's secrets, so, to inflict maximum pain, she knows just where to shoot.
In addition, female narcissists usually don't act alone. They usually manage to also turn some "flying monkeys" against the target. This is done through fabrications (false charges) and distortions of real events. Chances are, the target also considered these women to be her "friends" as well.
Think twice about sharing this experience with anyone who's not familiar with the crazy, upside-down world of a malignant narcissist. No one is likely to believe you.
Being betrayed by a friend is a horrible thing to live through, on a number of levels. It is very painful, and when this happens you have a right to be upset. No one should minimize what you're going through.
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