The truth hurts. A narcissist paints a picture of themselves as being the victim or innocent in all aspects. They will be offended by the truth. But what is done in the dark will come to light. Time has a way of showing people's true colors.
this is the absolute truth! never forget that it is a choice! selfishness and lack empathy. it is a learned behavior. no contact.
I've learned what love is and what it isn't. Emotional neglect & abusiveness is not love. Using fear to manipulate isn't love. Why would you want me if I am only with you because you used fear to get me back?
The symptoms of abuse are there, and the woman usually sees them: the escalating frequency of put-downs. Early generosity turning more and more to selfishness. Verbal explosions when he is irritated or when he doesn’t get his way.
Narcs use some or all of these things at different times, that's why it's so difficult to deal with them you never know what they will do next
Before we fully recover it's a tricky time for us when we still feel the emotional pull, and it's the time when we need gentle but firm parenting from ourselves to bring us back to the reality of the situation.