Please read ~Cindy’s Story: A Match Made in Hell~
Cindy’s story is not unlike many narcissistic married couples relationships. My own personal story incorporated physical and financial abuse in addition to emotional, verbal, and psychalogical abuse which added to the difficulty and severity of the abuse and the amount of time needed for recovery and healing.
Abusive relationships are an unhealthy union of control and domination with a gross lack of self-esteem and self-debasing desire to please.
Individuals caught in abusive situations are seeking three primary things: a voice, a sense of value, and validation. While our voice may be most easily found, our sense of value must be most consciously fought for, and vindication, we must understand, may never be forthcoming. The road to restoration and healing becomes clearer when we let our unrealistic expectations go..