I am writing this filled with so much anger, after speaking with too many beautiful clients over the past months, who shared their personal and very similar story.
Please trust that you are NOT CRAZY. It’s simply your therapist has believed the narcissist and not you. Narcissists are experts in making us feel we truly are not seeing things clearly, due to their manipulative behaviour, and persuading as many people within our lives to believe their array of lies.
The narcissists remain calm and collected, while telling us repeatedly ‘You are crazy, just look at yourself.’ When I reflect on my divorce, I can see my behaviour was at times completely out of character, due to the irrational and cruel behaviour of my husband at the time.
You know the feeling when you reach the lowest point in your relationship with a narcissist, and you begin to truly question if you are losing your mind, as you feel you are descending into madness? This was how I felt, while fulfilling my demanding corporate job in the financial markets, yet at night I couldn’t see any relief ahead from the craziness my husband, the narcissist, had created. You reach a point when you know you must seek the guidance of a professional, to understand what is going on, and reach out to a therapist for help. Sadly, help can be the last thing you receive.