By Lenora Thompson
Bizarre. Immature. Spoiled. And “that” smirk that says, “Ohc’mon. It wasn’t that bad.Your[wife,husband, father, mother, grandparent, sibling] meant well. Their cruelty was an isolated incident. A blip on the screen. Perhaps they had gas. Maybe they were having a bad day or were mad about something at the office. Have you no empathy for them!?! You should’ve forgiven them, not goneNo Contact!”
As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, you’ve heard these remarks and seen the “Shame on you!” smirk too many times. Usually, it’s followed by a soliloquy about how much the other person loves their family and how they couldn’t live without them. Yada, yada, yada. Shame, shame and more shame… as if we needed more shame and false guilt. Heavens! We’re drowning in it.