When you start to recovering from narcissist abuse, you will change. You might freak everyone out. People who are used to the "old you" may be caught off guard. It allows you to set up boundaries and let others hold their own pain and anxiety instead of you taking it on for them. You become more assertive and confident. Allow this to happen. The dust will settle and everyone will adjust.
Narcissistic abuse is so traumatic that many survivors appear to develop PTSD, in reality, it is my opinion that early childhood trauma caused the PTSD and the TRAUMA of the Narcissist triggers it. - Mary A. Faher/THE CEMENT BENCH
This is what it feel like to be with a Narcissist. You constantly have to have your guard up to avoid all attacks. Your survival instincts kicks in, and you will do anything to protect yourself from Narcissistic Abuse.
READ THIS->I changed a lot because of you and you turned out to be everything I needed....everything I needed to wake me up and see what I didn't deserve in life. Lies hurt the most from the ones we love. Bravo. -AU