What actually happens when you abandon a narcissist? People who have been in relationships with narcissists, know how emotionally draining this can be. When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, there will be times when you will be actually happy, and content in the relationship. But most of the time, you will be insulted, denigrated, emotionally tortured, and made to feel like nothing. This might sound horrible and harsh, but this is the absolute truth of being with a narcissist. If you truly value your sanity you will have to understand that the narcissist is an emotional vampire.
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Dealing with toxic people, in general, is hard enough, but being in a relationship with them is probably one of the worst experiences one can have. Unfortunately, many of these people — narcissists, sociopaths or, even worse, narcissistic sociopaths — are masters of manipulation and can be extremely clever when it comes to luring their victims. Some of the warning signs below may appear before you jump into a committed relationship with a toxic person. Some others, however, will become obvious later as your relationship progresses and deteriorates.
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Knowledge is power, and if you spot this behavior, you can disarm it, evade it, and remove these persons from your life for good. They know what makes you tick, and like a well-trained assassin, they know the weak spots they can target to achieve their intent: in this case, to get you back in some way. Remember when things were really wonderful at the beginning of your relationship? When you were their world, their sun, their stars? Before every single thing you did irritated them?