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I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who feels they are dealing ...
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who feels they are dealing with, in a relationship with, or any time of friendship with a toxic person of any kind. I realized that I was dealing with some sort of toxic person and I was able to start the "No Contact" rule 3 weeks ago after finally having enough. I have been on a roller coaster with this person on/off for 9 years. I could never understand why he kept coming back, feelings always stronger and stronger for me each time. Every time I thought, perhaps he'd changed and was mature enough this time around. I gave him 3 chances in those 9 years and he proved me wrong every single time. At 27 years old, I finally had had enough. As soon as I started No Contact, I searched for books on narcissism on amazon and this was one of the first books to come up with super high, positive ratings. I started the book and finished it within a couple days. I was astonished. THIS book was a play by play of exactly what happened and exactly how I have felt over the last 9 years about this person. I loved him, but things never added up. Luckily, this person was not physically abusive so my story is a bit less traumatic than most however, coming to the term, "emotional abuse" was the biggest stepping stone for me in the entire healing process. This whole time I thought roller coasters must be normal. I thought, everyone just wants to play mind games. None of that is normal. Calling him a psychopath or narcissist didn't help. Realizing that I was being emotionally abused all these years and it didn't matter the severity, was what ultimately helped me really understand that this person was never going to change and that I was not crazy. I am by no means "healed" but I am DEFINITELY on the right path and I feel relieved more than anything after finishing this book.