OVERT Narcissistic Abuse starts out subtly, then gradually builds so the target of this abuse becomes more and more distressed in the relationship. Whilst the target may not be able to pinpoint that they are in an abusive relationship they recognise that something is going dreadfully wrong.
COVERT Narcissistic Abuse, is completely different. Like an invisible gas without any smell it infiltrates and slowly poisons a relationship so that in the end the target is completely destroyed in mind, body, spirit and soul. Covert Narcissists have such stealth that the target is made to feel like they are the ones who are at fault. They are also made to feel like they are going crazy.
Covert Narcissistic Abuse is so insidious, that targets completely lose their sense of ‘Self’. They no longer know who they are, they feel like they’ve lost their Soul. And to make matters even worse, the Covert Narcissistic Abuser never abuses in public, all their tactics are used behind closed doors. As such, when a victim attempts to explain their war zone aftermath NO ONE BELIEVES THEM!
Narcissistic Abuse is the Pandemic of our time.