When we are truly working an honest program of recovery.the promises are real! "No more shame, be proud of who you are."There is nothing to be ashamed of any longer. The internal moral compass becomes balanced. We no longer hurt ourselves or others.
This is what it feel like to be with a Narcissistic Sociopath. You constantly have to have your guard up to avoid all attacks. Your survival instincts kick in, and you will do anything to protect yourself from their manipulative tactics.
No, I'm not a fan of Margaret Thatcher, but when someone says something wise; not recopying it because you disagree with their politics prevents the wisdom from going around. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it ~Margaret Thatcher