It took me years to understand the environment I was living in. The list of behavior tendencies for the person involved with a narcissistic personality is extensive.
My free time was spent daydreaming about the life I wanted but never thought I would have.
When you get back together with a former love, there's no way to know whether it will end up being the best decision of your life or just go up in flames all over again.
After all, it's one of the biggest relationship no-nos in the book.
I came to the realization that I morphed into a shell of who I once was during my time with my narcissistic wife.
I was lonely, depressed, and felt as though I had no strong foothold in the relationship with my wife or as a father to my daughter. I felt guilty about buying something for myself while my narcissistic wife shopped online every day.
But sometimes, giving it a shot is the best thing you can do for yourself, so that no matter what happens afterward, you don't have to live with a single "what if."Here's what I learned when I took a scary gamble on an ex—and happily ended up exactly where I was meant to be.
Sure, both of those relationships happen to be with the same person, but the last relationship wasn't working for you as a couple, so why would you want to resurrect that one?
Your history together won't just disappear, but the point is that now you're beginning a new partnership with new and healthier emotional habits.
I was a shell of the former self I was before my time with a narcissist.
It was a slow, methodical decline into a dark tunnel….light ahead of me and only distant memories behind me.