Communicating with a Narcissist

How to protect your mental and emotional health when you can’t go no-contact

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Number One


Okay, okay, I’m kidding.

Communication with someone who is more interested in destroying you than finding a resolution to a problem can be its own form of torture. Do yourself a favor and only communicate when you absolutely have to and in a way that protects your mental and emotional health.

Today I’m here to share some of the things I’ve learned to make communication with a toxic person easier.

Finding Balance

Whether you are communicating with an ex-partner, family member, friend, or coworker you can find a way to protect yourself mentally and emotionally.

You might start out by meeting in person and then making boundaries for yourself when things don’t go well. If they begin to twist your words you can record the conversation to hold everyone accountable. If they are abusive you can tighten your boundaries and only communicate if there is a witness available. Lastly, you can go into full boundary mode and only communicate via email.

Email is one of the best ways to communicate with someone who changes the narrative or lies…



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.