Narcissistic Men What are the signs you are ready to date after a narcissistic breakup? The following is my opinion based on my experience and research. After my 18 years of marriage to a narcissistic man I had no idea how to date let alone be ready. There are healthy ways to deal with your grief, which are common and reasonable, and there are unhealthy ways. Sure, they may treat one another cordially, but the whole point of a breakup is to create distance so both parties can heal and move on. Narcissists make this suggestion for one reason only. They know full well that it would be impossible for you to move on, much less heal from their abuse, while they are still around.
Cancel 0 Dating itself can be a disaster zone especially in the digital age. Welcome to modern romance, where hookup culture reigns, the ease of dating apps have outstripped traditional courtship rituals and instant gratification is the norm. I always recommend being single for a period of time after going through a trauma like this, because it is likely to affect your intuition, your boundaries and your ability to step back and reevaluate whether this person is right for you.
Image credit. Shutterstock. I have joked that this time has been a sabbatical of sorts funny, not funny—I know , in that I have engaged in real painful work. I have approached the material with studiousness, reading after my children are asleep, bookmarking relevant websites, dog-earing pages, and underlining sentences that make me shake with recognition. And along the way—with each book read, article consumed, and similar story heard in my online support groups—my experiences and memories have been validated.