What are the differences and why does it matter?
I appreciate your patience if you've followed my lead-up to interviewing Lundy Bancroft.
This interview is coming in the nick of time with the holiday season.
Maybe you've been drawn back to the sparkly seasonal web of Love Bombing.
Maybe you're feeling guilty and questioning whether this version of them is REAL. And you've temporarily forgotten most of the hurtful things they've done throughout your relationship.
Or you're out of the relationship and now managing thoughts and ruminating about interactions and trying to figure out what makes this person tick and WHY they do the things they do.
Note: this network is not specifically for abuse survivors and is meant for people outside of deep crisis who are able to give 50% and receive 50%. Focus on YOU 100% first, if you're in deep crisis.
You should know
Lundy said, "Both narcissists and abusers do a lot of collecting allies." Boy does that ring true! You may be feeling the destruction and erosion of your reputation or relationships due to their actions.
You may be regrouping and dealing with trauma from an ongoing invasion of your loved ones and friends network.
Please take extra good care of yourself and find at least one person who can validate and understand your experience.
I hope this interview helps answer some questions about abusers and their behaviors. And I would love to know what stood out for you and if more questions surfaced.
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Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Holiday!
Sending lots of Love and Light your way!!