The title of this blog post is a very loaded question. And one that cannot be answered simply. Many won't like the answer, particularly if they have loved the Narcissist for years.
If it was that simple, I'd just say no, a Narcissist cannot love anyone but themselves. But it's a lot more complicated than that. Read on.
If you've ever seen the popular movie The Wizard of Oz, you'll be familiar with the winged monkeys that the Wicked Witch had helping her. She would send out the monkeys whenever she needed her evil plans to be carried out.
Narcissists are very much like the Wicked Witch.
I consider myself an intelligent individual. So it begs the question of how I could be so gullible to fall for love-bombing. Not once. But twice. (At least twice that I'm aware of.)
In the beginning of a relationship, everything is brand new and wonderful. Or so it seems. Your new guy dotes on you, makes you your favorite dessert, spews out compliments left and right. And you just think, "Wow he must really care about me!" (These are ALL calculated efforts, by the way. Everything he does is with purpose.)
Whether you've been away from the Narcissist for a month or a year (or more), you're likely to stumble a bit down your path of healing and recovery. Why is recovery so hard? Read on.
A Narcissist has an insatiable need to always be right. He will argue with you until he's blue in the face. Well, if he's arguing, his face will be bright red from all the screaming he's doing.
You show off a new shirt to your spouse. You picked it out because red is your favorite color. He says, "It looks nice on you, but I always liked you in blue because it brings out your eyes."
There are so many terms and phrases out there regarding narcissism and the words "narcissistic supply" is used quite often. What is it and why is it so vital to a Narc? Read on.
If you have children with a Narcissist, there's one thing you need to remember....There is no such thing as co-parenting with a Narcissist. Narcs do not have any concept of co-parenting much less teamwork and cooperation.
Now that that's cleared up, read on for what you can do in spite of the Narc.
When you have children with a Narc, it's never an easy time. The Narc will always play games, make himself out to be the better parent, ensure that the children always seem him as "super Dad." One of the Narc's favorite games to play is The One-Up Game.
I had always heard of the term mindfulness, but I never knew what it really was about. That is, until I began to see the therapist in the city where I currently live.
Narcissistic Abuse is extremely traumatic for survivors. An emotional warzone, if you will. That's why, more often than not, survivors are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I love having guest bloggers write for my site. It brings new insight to the topic of Narcissistic and Emotional Abuse. This blog post below is one of those amazing posts that just have incredible insight. I experienced each one of these 9 instances with my NX. Do you notice any similarities with the NX in your life? Share your stories below. And as always, I appreciate you for sharing your stories with me.
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Greetings, my warrior survivor friends! Welcome to my blog. I'm Julianna, the owner and creator of this site. Check out the My Story section to read about why I started this blog. Thanks for stopping in. And feel free to comment on any post, share your own thoughts and stories. I would love to hear from you!
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Here you will find my most popular posts for easier discovery.
How Narcissists Make Sure You Never Solve Problems In A Relationship
The Fake Apology
How I Lost My Identity
Effects of Emotional Abuse
Emotionally Abusive Behaviors
Tightening Your Facebook Privacy Settings
Why You Should Never Defend Yourself Against The Narcissist's Smear Campaign
Going No Contact: A List Of What To Do And What Not To Do
An Open Letter To All Survivors Who Just Got Out Of An Abusive Situation
The Great Manipulator
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