Credit: “Woman Warrior”/unknown artist
I’ve hesitated about writing about this because it sounds both a little grandiose and a little woo-woo. But for quite some time now, I’ve believed those of us who were hurt badly and broken emotionally by narcissistic parents, spouses, lovers, or friends — and who were able to rise above that and escape our prison and begin the long healing journey that made us realize exactly what we had been dealing with — have been rewarded with a kind of vision and clarity about the world that the average person who never suffered this kind of abuse doesn’t have privy to.
We have learned — the hard way — how to discern lies from truth, and good from evil, and we are courageous and observant enough to call out lies and evil when we see it. Without the excruciating educations we received years ago, we would…
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