Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Don't Let the Narcissist Steal Your Christmas Joy
Christmas is a magical time of year, even for non Christians. It's a beautiful season in which Jesus, Mary and Joseph are the antithesis of the narcissists we've had to deal with.
Enjoying this time of year is much easier said than done, especially if you are still stinging from the damage caused by the narcopath in your life. To the best of your ability, try not to let this disordered person rob you of all your Christmas joy.
There is still much good in the world. But there are, unfortunately, a minority of people who take pleasure in hurting others. This is the four percent of the population we need to avoid, going forward, if possible. Once you recover from the abuse, and decide to never allow yourself to be used again (I did this for far too long), nice people will appear. It's almost miraculous how this happens.
I realize some, or many, of the readers here will be spending Christmas with a narcissistic relative or sibling. This is a very difficult and challenging situation. You will be in my prayers. Fortunately, you are now well aware this behavior is their issue, and not yours. It springs from a very troubled mind and soul. Happy and healthy people do not go out of their way to hurt others.
Anyway, Merry Christmas, regardless of your circumstances.
Pixabay photo top by Alexis