‘I Am A Survivor,’ And Other Empowering Reminders For Those Healing From Narcissistic Abuse

September 6, 2018
Carlos Dominguez


I am strong.

No matter where you are, or how long you’ve been broken, And you will get through this.

I am worthy of real love.

The pain you have endured is not going to be easy to walk away from. You won’t be able to simply brush it off, or pretend it doesn’t exist. The healing process will be long and difficult, but And you are worthy of love.

So don’t sell yourself short. Don’t tell yourself because of what you’ve gone through, no one will love you again—because that’s not true. Don’t be convinced that you are not important, or special, or valued. Because the right person will see all the beauty in you, regardless of the brokenness. Someone will see you and not think you are weak; they will be inspired by your strength.

I am not my past.

You are not what has happened to you or where you’ve been. You are not defined by the pain in your chest, or the words and actions that someone has said or done. Only you can define your worth; choose to fight back every single day.

I am not what my abuser has tried to tell me I am.

Abuse can sit deep in your heart over time, but with healing, therapy, love, and self-love, you and , begin to redefine yourself. Do not let the words that slip from a narcissist’s lips make you feel as if you are less. Repeat this.

I will not be destroyed.

You may be broken, bruised, shattered, or exhausted. You may have moemnts where you just want to give up. You may have lost your way, or your fight,

I am not afraid to continue forward.

The only thing you can control is where you head next. Take steps in a healthy direction. Take steps away from your abuser. Take steps into healing. Take steps to finding yourself and your lust for life again.

And when you get scared, when you slip, when your abuser’s words feel so prominent in your mind, tell yourself that you are strong enough to continue forward. Because you are.

I can, and will, love again.

You find love. You find love. There is someone out there who will see you, and desire to be with you—past and all. Hold out for them.

I am loved.

Abuse is not love. Remind yourself of the people who really do love you—friends, family, coworkers, etc.—and teach yourself, through your relationships with them, what true love really is.

I will heal.

In time, with care, with gentleness, with strength, with persistence, with faith, with self-love, you will heal. And you will heal beautifully.

I am a survivor.

You can, and will overcome.

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