Work Exchange Can Help You Leave Your Narcissist

Maxwell Jordan
4 min readSep 10, 2021
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One of the main reasons people stay in toxic narcissistic relationships for so long is that many people have no way of going out into the world alone.

Financial abuse is one of the major ways that narcissist keeps their partners close to them.

When a narcissist can control their partner's wallet, it can make it difficult for them to find a safe place.

This is not too dissimilar to imprisonment but in a more subtle way.

Many people want to leave their partner, but they don’t have a place to stay.

They may not have family, they may not have a community, and they may have NO ONE to really rely on.

Fortunately, because I am a backpacker and have lived a very rugged, vagrant, and vagabond life, I have learned of ways that one can get away and survive when you have NO MONEY.

This is no hyperbole…you can find a way out even if you have no money.


Allow me to explain.

Work Exchange Can Help You Leave Your Narcissist

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There are two ways to find a place to stay and get away from your narcissist ASAP.

The first way will be hostels, and the second way will be through something called work exchange.

#1 — Hostels

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Hostels are a great place to find FREE accommodation, breakfast, and even dinner.

Many hostels operate by offering free accommodation and food to those who work in their hostel.



Maxwell Jordan

I refuse to allow the perceivably insuperable legions of negative people in life to tear me down. I'll not be defeated by life, life will be defeated by me.