Loss of identity is unavoidable after being in an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship.
I often hear people compare living with a narcissistic partner to living in a cult – but with even more isolation.
In a cult, you have fellow comrades sharing the same abusive experience. With narcissistic abuse, however, you’re totally alone.
Just like living in a cult, it’s difficult to understand the full range of perspecticide aka an intense loss of identity until after you’ve left the narcissistic abuse for good.
The narcissist’s control over their target’s thoughts is sometimes so subtle, severe, and deeply ingrained that the survivor struggles to manage life on their own after they begin to recover.
I’ve put together some identity crisis examples to help you figure out if you’re experiencing perspecticide so you can start to dig yourself out.
You deserve to have your own thoughts, feelings, and emotions.