Providing for my children has not been easy over the last few years, and that is obvious to anyone who knows me. My divorce was painful, but it was the only way to break free from the narcissistic abuse. Before meeting the narcissist, I was more than able to provide for my child. During most of my marriage, I supported myself, the narcissist, and our growing family.
Ultimately, chronic narcissistic abuse left me emotionally and physically ill, and I lost my job. Now I spend most of my time helping myself and my children heal so that someday we can lead healthy and happy lives. It may not look like we are doing well, but compared to where we came from, we are thriving. Criticism and judgment from those who have no idea how hard we have fought to survive is nothing more than an uneducated opinion and has no place in our lives.