Interrupt the Obsession Cycle

Reclaim You

Let Go or Be Dragged
—American Proverb

These simple steps can help break open the obsession cycle with the narcissist. Practice them as often as necessary. It’s expected that it will take time to feel natural.

Recognize. Recognize that the obsession is something you have grown accustomed to, and understand that removing it will be uncomfortable. Don’t let that stop you from moving on.

Regroup. Bring the focus back to you, your life and your needs. Ask: What do I need to do to take care of myself just for now?

Replace. Make a short-term commitment to focus on yourself and fill your mind with healthy thoughts. Dedicate yourself to reality.

Repeat.

Adapted from Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved by Meredith Resnick

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About the author 

Jillian Bietz

Jillian Bietz is a writer and editor who enjoys doing in-depth research and exploring a wide-range of topics including all facets of mental health and wellness. She is the editor for My Voice Can Speak.

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