A Scripture popped into my mind today…
1 Peter 4:8 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (NLT)
Matthew 18:15-17 “If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two others, so that every word may be confirmed and upheld by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
17 If he pays no attention to them [refusing to listen and obey], tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a pagan and a tax collector.” (AMP)
These verses tell me that it is acceptable to discuss when someone has wronged or even abused you. In fact, I think it is necessary to discuss narcissism in particular, because although more people are becoming aware of the term Narcissistic Personality Disorder, very few people truly understand it.
If you discuss what you have experienced at the hands of a narcissist, whether it be a parent, spouse, relative or friend, you help to make other people aware of the signs of a narcissist, the dangers of being involved with one, or even how to set boundaries with one. These are things everybody needs to know, especially since narcissism is so prevalent in society these days!
You can help to raise awareness of narcissistic abuse in many ways. You can share your experiences & knowledge in a blog, post in social media, or join mental health forums. Ask God if He would have you to do something, & how He would like you to go about it. Your story can help to change someone’s life!
Don’t misunderstand me, though. I’m not saying that is ALL that you need to discuss. If your primary conversation consists of stories of the abuse you endured at the hands of a narcissistic abuser, people will be turned off. They will tire of hearing the same complaints repeatedly, or your conversations being only about one topic. Also, it’s unhealthy to focus on such heavy topics non stop. Your brain needs to relax from hard work like your body does. Give it a break sometimes, & focus on lighter matters. Watch funny movies, read good books or participate in a hobby you enjoy.