No Contact isn’t easy to maintain. In the early months of recovery, not only are you detoxing from the addiction of being totally dependent upon the sociopath for emotional validation and support, you are also going through the natural rumination and bargaining phase of grief. You are not only grieving the loss of a relationship, but also the loss of a fantasy you thought was real.You want answers! So you erroneously think the sociopath will give them to you. - Paula Carrasquillo
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"Why can't you just get over it?" And other variations of that phase spoken by people who have no idea what you are going through. But how do you just get over love? Amazingly enough, contrary to popular belief, if you really care about someone, you can't "just get over it". There is no "just" about it. It is never that easy. It is a painful journey.