Are You Being Drained By One-Sided Relationships?
According to the CDC, a parasite is “ An organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host.Parasites can cause disease in humans.”. An emotional parasite is someone who uses you to feed their emotional needs without any consideration for the emotional consequences that their demands make on you. They can leave you feeling drained and used.
Manipulators Have A Playbook To Ensnare Victims
You probably heard a fable as a child about a frog in a boiling pot of water. In the cautionary tale, the water is slowly getting hotter and hotter, but the frog doesn’t notice because it’s such a slow burn. Eventually, the frog ends up being boiled alive.
Narcissists Cannot Fully Love Victims Or Themselves
Recently I talked with a friend that is in a relationship with a Narcissist. He kept saying how much he wanted to help her and how much he wanted her to be in his life but that she is constantly shaming, manipulating, gaslighting, and verbally abusing him.
Narcissists Cannot Comprehend Selfless Love
It is what victims tell themselves in the midst of a relationship that is ridden with manipulation and abuse. It is why these excuse toxic behavior and constant mood swings. It is how they excuse the horrific way the narcissist treats them.
Opinion: My Narcissistic Family Demanded Respect, But Never Showed Respect
My narcissistic father always complained that he never received enough respect. Sometimes he would fly into a rage. Sometimes he would mope. Narcissists are pathetic when they mope.
The Way Narcissists Play Games
To a narcissist, relationships are considered transactional, like buying and selling. The goal is to get what you want at the lowest price. It's a self-centered, business mindset. Emotions don't intrude.
Opinion: Narcissistic Parents Can Use Therapy as a Weapon
It started with a surprise email from my brother. I had not spoken to him for a while. I wished him well and gave him his space. Over the years, I’d hoped to patch up our relationship.
Narcissists Manipulate Their Relationships
It was the morning after an episode of narcissistic rage from my younger brother. He had spent the night at the apartment I lived in with my best friend at the time. The evening had started out perfectly fine but had turned into his ramblings and conversations that made no sense.
How To Avoid Conflict With Covert Narcissists
Generally speaking, covert Narcissists (or those with NPD) don’t realize what they are doing. They have a disorder. You are probably never going to get along with this person and have a normal relationship with them. Ever.