Let Go or Be Dragged
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.
Adapted from Narcissism: Surviving the Self-Involved by Meredith Resnick
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