I’ve experienced a weird phenomenon throughout my life. Very rare, but often enough not to go unnoticed. I am not even sure how to describe it…. It is a sudden, irrational sense of utter sadness, loneliness and pain. A completely unknown and yet so known and unnamed.
Individuals who have been victims of narcissistic abuse frequently go through a variety of intense emotions, and feeling sad is a common reaction to the trauma that they have endured as a result of the abuse. The confused, hurt, and betrayed state of mind that can result from the narcissist’s controlling, manipulative, and emotionally abusive behavior can be caused by the narcissist’s actions, which can also lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair.
Additionally, the individual’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth can be damaged by the constant criticism, invalidation, and belittling that is delivered by the narcissistic individual, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness in the victim. This may also contribute to a feeling of helplessness and sadness.
Seeking the support of a therapist or counselor who can assist you in processing your feelings and working through the pain and hurt caused by the narcissistic individual can be helpful if you are feeling depressed as a result of narcissistic trauma. If you are experiencing sadness as a result of narcissistic trauma, it can be helpful to seek support from a therapist or counselor. It may also be helpful to engage in activities that promote self-care, such as going for a run, practicing meditation, or participating in hobbies, in order to assist in the management and reduction of feelings of sadness.