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Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself
     

Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself

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by Shahida Arabi
 

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Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse.

Overview

Although clinical research has been conducted on narcissism as a disorder, less is known about its effects on victims who are in toxic relationships with partners with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Individuals with this disorder engage in chronic devaluation and manipulation of their partners, a psychological and emotional phenomenon known as "narcissistic abuse." Unfortunately, the full extent of what narcissistic abuse entails is not taught in any psychology class or diagnostic manual. In this book, survivors will learn:

•The red flags of narcissistic behavior and covert manipulation tactics, including subtle signs many survivors don't catch in the early stages of dating a narcissist.
•The motives behind narcissistic abuse and techniques to resist a narcissist's manipulation.
•Why abuse survivors usually stay with a narcissist long after incidents of abuse occur.
•How our own brain chemistry locks us into an addiction with a narcissistic or toxic partner, creating cravings for the constant chaos of the abuse cycle.
•Traditional and alternative methods to begin to detach and heal from the addiction to the narcissist, including eleven important steps all survivors must take on the road to healing.
•Methods to rewrite the narratives that abusers have written for us so we can begin to reconnect with our authentic selves and purpose.
•How to rebuild an even more victorious and empowering life after abuse.

Editorial Reviews

Shannon Thomas, LCSW
"Shahida Arabi has accomplished something that few authors are able to do. She has written a book that is packed with so much wisdom and therapeutically proven tools for daily application, that it leaves the reader healthier than when they started reading. That is an incredible accomplishment for any writer. As a licensed therapist, I am thrilled to see Ms. Arabi's ability to give not only real life practical suggestions of how to find recovery and live it out."
Evelyn Ryan, Certified Life Coach
"I would like to give kudos to Shahida Arabi and her efforts in writing a well-researched book filled with current, accurate and practical information that focuses on the abuse survivors and not the abusers like most books on narcissistic abuse do. Well-written...filled with accurate truth, tons of current information, contributions from legitimate narcissistic abuse recovery experts, hope and inspiration that will facilitate healing."
BG A Survivor
"I have read 50+ books on narcissistic personality disorder, narcissistic abuse, domestic abuse, trauma, PTSD, etc. This book is one of the best. Ms. Arabi is an excellent, thorough and insightful researcher and journalist. She lays the groundwork for recovery by explaining the impact of narcissistic abuse, synthesizing those truths with provocative insights from leading scholars and then offering practical suggestions and methods of recovery."
Andrea Schneider, LCSW
"Outstanding, comprehensive, thoughtful book for survivors! I will be sending my clients to read this book to help them have a fantastic, thorough understanding of narcissistic abuse recovery. Shahida Arabi skillfully writes from the standpoint of a survivor to a place of thriving...she blends evidence-based research, with survivor stories and integrative healing concepts that are paramount for trauma recovery from the unique aftermath of narcissistic abuse."
Monica White, LMHC
"Excellent! If there is one person on our side, it's Shahida. Ms. Arabi is our life-saver, cheerleader, saint, healer, best friend, advocate, and go-to expert for victims...when no one else is in your corner; she is there for you in mind and soul to share the truth about this hidden - and for many, life-threatening, devastating experience. This book covers the complete experience of: encountering, surviving, and healing from an emotional terrorist."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156793860
Publisher:
SCW Archer Publishing
Publication date:
04/23/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
85,051
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Shahida Arabi is a graduate of Columbia University graduate school and is the author of two #1 Amazon Bestsellers, The Smart Girl's Guide to Self-Care, a #1 Bestseller in Women's Personal Growth and Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare, which was featured as a #1 Amazon bestseller in three different categories including Personality Disorders and Abuse. Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, MOGUL, and Thought Catalog. Her blog, Self-Care Haven, has reached millions of survivors all over the world and her work has been endorsed by numerous clinical psychologists, mental health professionals and bestselling authors.

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Becoming the Narcissist's Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Marissa14 5 months ago
This book was absolutely incredible. Only discovering towards to the end of my relationship that my ex-boyfriend had narcissistic personality disorder it enabled so many aspects of our relationship to make sense, which at the time were heavily confusing. It has helped me in so many ways and put in perspective his behaviours as a vulnerable narcissist. As a highly empathetic person and someone who strives to see the best and positives in all situations I realised I could not keep doing this in our relationship. I have recommended this book to a number of people, as I believe it is relevant in setting healthy boundaries and self-care in all sorts of relationships, not just narcissistically abusive ones. 2 of my friends who have read it have also had the same response. There is nothing left unexplored and I highly recommend Shahida's book and work on blogs such as Thought Catalogue to anyone struggling to come to terms and heal from a narcissistic relationship.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Excellent book. I benefited most from the chapters on No Contact (I bookmarked the 100+ alternatives to No Contact list in the book to revisit again) and Chapter 3 which had an extensive list of healing resources. I learned more about the different types of traditional therapy as well as about twenty other alternative remedies I had never considered. All in all, this book reinforced a lot of what I was learning about how narcissists manipulate us and also introduced me to methods I had never tried before. Also has citations for further reading if you want to look up stuff on your own.