You begin to research everything you can find on Narcissism.
Although you feel better that you know, the sense of betrayal begins to painfully sink in.
This is a time of great upheaval, because the Narcissist knows that the “gig is up” The Narcissist will fight you tooth and nail to win.
This is a crucial stage in healing, because it is at this stage that the Narcissist will also try to “put on the charm” in an attempt to return things to how they were.
Level Two: You are out of the relationship and have truly ended it.
It has been less than three months since the relationship ended. If you have children you have set up some kind of third party mediation to handle all business.
The second is based on the stages you will go through with your feelings as you leave the narcissistic relationship behind.
Level One: It has just dawned on you that you’ve been in a relationship with someone who has the traits of a narcissist.
You have regained some degree of sanity and feel you are back in control of your life.
You may have weak moments and difficult days but feel you are progressing It is important to stick with counseling or the support group to help you through the difficult days..
Education is a very important tool in the recovery process.
You need to become aware of the prevalence and nature of violence perpetrated by narcissists, stalking, warning signs and red flags, legal rights/procedures if needed, as well as coping strategies.
You have cut off all possible contact with the ex including Email, Instant Messaging, Phone, Letters, and Third Party Communication. You are still in a lot of pain but feel you are making some progress.