Coping Mechanisms When Leaving A Narcissistic Partner Behind
You’ve made a break for it and this time you really mean it; the problem is that your relationship with the narcissistic partner has left you vulnerable to his/her (I’m going to stick with ‘his’ for the rest of the article, but it could just as easily be ‘her’) manipulative powers of persuasion.
The narcissist won’t leave you alone when you walk away – both mentally and physically, he will try to remain in your life and this is why you need all of the tricks and techniques available to prevent him from weaselling his way back in.
If you should ever find yourself trying to escape from such a relationship, be sure to pay special attention to the following.
Understanding The Narcissist’s World
A narcissist truly believes that he is the center of the universe; that he comes first and is always right. Narcissists are somewhat emotionally barren and lack the empathy to even consider the impact their actions may have on those around them.
They are often deeply unhappy individuals (regardless of their exterior appearance) and they like nothing more than to project these ill feelings onto others in the hope of driving conflict – the veritable cat nip for narcissists.
A narcissist is a master of fakery – he can turn on the charm at the drop of a hat and compound lie upon lie in a bid to get his own way and stroke his own ego. He seeks out a person’s emotional triggers early on and uses them against them once the honeymoon period is over.