The Psychological Toll Of Narcissistic Toxic Relationship Can Lead To Poor Health

The Psychological Toll Of Narcissistic Toxic Relationship Can Lead To Poor Health

Trigger Warning: This article includes some topics and causes that stress can lead a person to doing. Read of your own volition!

Abuse comes in many forms; however, psychological abuse is by far one of the deadliest forms of abuse (not that physical abuse is not as bad) that a victim can undergo because, more times than not, the scars are barely visible.

This makes this form of abuse a favorite for toxic people to inflict upon people because as long as there is no proof of abuse, they can get off scot-free.

Toxic people are not only twisted and immoral, but they are also cowards, and they use psychological abuse because it is the abuse that not only hurts us but in time can get us to hurt ourselves on their behalf.

These people, these monsters walking around as human beings, get the greatest pleasure from hurting others but get even more pleasure when they can get others to harm themselves on their behalf.

In this article, I want to express how psychological abuse can cause a victim to develop physical harm in different ways and how one can get the help they need.

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The Psychological Toll Of Narcissistic Toxic Relationship Can Lead To Poor Health

1 – Migraines and Headaches

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The stress that comes with dealing with toxic people can take its toll on anyone. Having a strong mental resolve is key to being a person who can deal with their nonsense.

Even still, we all have our breaking points, and toxic narcissistic people know this. They constantly look out for it and stay vigilant to find it and exploit it.

Dealing with their drama and kidult entitlement can, in time, causes massive headache, as we find that being around them is quite stressful.

2014 study found that people with migraines who experienced a reduction in stress from one day to the next were significantly more likely to have a migraine the next day.


2 – Weak Immune System

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Stress can lead to you having a weaker immune system.

By 2004, Suzanne Segerstrom, PhD, of the University of Kentucky, and Gregory Miller, PhD, of the University of British Columbia, had nearly 300 studies on stress and health to review. Their meta-analysis discerned intriguing patterns. Lab studies that stressed people for a few minutes found a burst of one type of “first responder” activity mixed with other signs of weakening. For stress of any significant duration – from a few days to a few months or years, as happens in real life – all aspects of immunity went downhill. Thus long-term or chronic stress, through too much wear and tear, can ravage the immune system.


3 – Chest Pains

Unbeknownst to most people, stress can lead to something called Stress-induced chest pain.

What this is:

“Stress-induced chest pain is where there is discomfort or pain in the chest triggered by stress, either physical, mental or emotional stress. This can happen with heart disease but stress may also trigger chest pain for other reasons. However, when chest pain occurs with dizziness, difficulty breathing and/or confusion then it should be investigated immediately.”


4 – Stress and Self-Harm

Stress is a leading factor into why some people commit self-harming acts on themselves. Constantly repeat to a person that they are not good enough, that they are bad, and that they need to go…fill in the blank, can cause a person to hurt themselves and in some case do even more than that.

Now, it is important that to know that stress doesn’t ALWAYS lead to self-harm, but it is a precursor to self-harming.

You self-harm because you have no other functioning coping techniques. You are in pain, your nervous system is screaming, and you need to rid yourself of this and the only way you know to do it is through self-harm.


5 – Suicide

Stress is thought to be a major contributor to suicide. A stressful life event, such as the death of a spouse or loss of employment, may trigger the suicide.4 However, such events are more likely to act as triggers in already vulnerable people.5 High levels of perceived stress have been observed in people with early signs of suicidal thoughts.6

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Need Help?

If you are struggling with stress, then I highly recommend that you speak with a therapist. As much as a blog can help shed some light on your issue, or a support group can enlighten you and see what you are putting up with is wrong, they are no substitute for professional help.

Speaking with a professional therapist is a great way to alleviate that stress and slowly start to take your life back into your hands.

Therapy is a great way to let out all that pain, hurt, and anxiety, and stress you are keeping bottled up in you.

Due to the current epidemic, the world has been plunged into, speaking face to face is not always an option.

Online Therapy has you covered, and this is professional and equal help that you can get from the comfort of your home, apartment, or if you are living with a narcissist in your car or at a friend’s house.

Wherever you are, you will be able to speak with them and get the help you need and deserve.

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