Tag Archives: cycle of abuse

The Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse Among Siblings

by on May 29, 2018

As sisters, Nicole and Sofi grew up in a two-parent, middle-class family. From the outside looking in, things appeared normal and healthy. But for Sofi, life was very difficult. Her sister bullied her, stole prized possessions, would lie and blame Sofi for things that went wrong, physically hit her, and destroyed some of Sofi’s things…. (more…)

Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse

by on November 27, 2017

Click on title to listen, then play. https://understanding-todays-narcissist.sounder.fm/episode/e02-narcissistic-cycle-of-abuse To get your copy of the book, Abuse Exposed, click here.

The Narcissistic Cycle of Abuse

by on October 12, 2017

The cycle of abuse Lenore Walker (1979) coined tension building, acting-out, reconciliation/honeymoon, and calm is useful in most abusive relationships. However, when a narcissist is an abuser, the cycle looks different. Narcissism changes the back end of the cycle because the narcissist is constantly self-centered and unwilling to admit fault. Their need to be superior,… (more…)

Stop the Cycle of Abuse: Countering the Narcissistic Rant

by on October 12, 2017

The cycle of abuse by a narcissist is frustrating. It begins with an upsetting event. The narcissist, feeling threatened, then reacts abusively. Tired of the assault, the abused defensively fights back. The narcissist justifies the abused behavior as further evidence that the narcissist is being abused. Once the abused have given in or up, the… (more…)

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