I have given her closure every day for over a month in hopes she will reciprocate so we can move on and both have peace. Since I was so busy always working my career, I left her in charge of paying the bills. Or he’ll feel ecstatic one moment about her, then horribly guilty the next because of you. It feels like I am starting all over again. Today marks 1 year exactly of having no contact with my 6 year relationship he comes to me like a knight in shining armour but I was introduced to much drama over the years we just battled through his problems one by one his excuses one by one I thought that’s what couples do but when it comes to my needs and wants he always had an excuse. Sometimes you wanna still talk to them idk why but something just make you wanna just be able to have conversation cuz u miss there charming ways and stuff. After 13 years of this I finally realized he was a narcissist and none of the past was ever my fault when he would leave. It’s also possible to cook pasta in less water than you usually use. I’ve blocked him on Watts App but can’t block on normal messaging so I still wonder is this it? Well I feel he has affected my life a lot and now I’m getting counseling to try to move fwd with my life. I just want to be left alone & not bothered by him or anyone connected to him. He has so many pictures of me & texts that was between the two of us in his phone and I feel like if he gets mad that might be the first thing he use to hurt me. Add properties and financials and it get to be a real mess. and seeking me therapy. Im sure the right person will come along and be all you deserve to be, I am going through the same, I hope things work out for you. About an hour before we were supposed to leave, my wife advised she got a call from her parents and she had to go downstairs because the content of the conversation was none of my business. This journey has all been about him the whole time…my family don’t like him, my friends despise him because of his actions and my sister has been friends with his sister for many years and they found out about 4 months ago about us (another thing about him I have been his secret life for 4 yrs) and warned my sister for me to stay away that he’s poison and that he will destroy me. I too have suffered from codependency and a narcissist partner. We started off as highschool sweeties, and things were good for maybe three years out of highschool, but then he began to change. When she came out she trained, and I did my own routine like always. I’m ignoring her. Everything with me to him was a challenge.. He has had me to a point where I felt so weak, emotion all and crazy. We need the support and to read the experiences of others at times. Nice guy. I also found a great therapist to help me remember to question my feelings and motives behind any thoughts I have of missing him or contacting him. He would want to spend all his time with me and this lead to me giving up some of my work creating financial difficulties for me and isolating me. Yeah she’s saying all the things I want to hear now and she sounds sincere but I know that it’s all an act and if I get sucked in the abuse will eventually start up again. 15 "That's months away, so let's not worry about it right now." So when you’ve finally had enough of their abuse and you tell them to buzz off, don’t be surprised at the extent to which, a narcissist will attempt to hold on. Then suddenly, at a family gathering, he started to acknowledge me, giving me a big hug. Good luck everyone. This is such a great article. ... he moved to my house with my 11 year old son and within 6 weeks of being engaged he accused me of cheating call me a wh_re for coming home late from work. If it’s to get him back, then you will and things will always be the same. I’m finding it really hard..the fog finally lifted and I saw my boyfriend for the monster he really is..after going through the cycle of honeymoon period to silent treatment to him leaving them reeling me back in..this man controlled everything in my life..I now have no friends or family to turn to and I’m now financially ruined….but I’m looking forward to a future free from abuse.. I was wise to his ways, I had ended the relationship and went No Contact. they ARE who they are and that is very unlikely to ever change, and any change will be small and may not even last. impossible by anyone on earth. Trust me, what’s underneath is full of rage and hate (self-directed) and tremendous insecurity and lack of any real self-worth. from everything i read. I will not contact him. It’s been 2 yrs since my ex fiance broke 4 of my ribs and still did the same yours did. Even though I know he lies, and tell him so during those meetings, I still feel attached. No matter how many times you tell them to leave you alone they still don’t get it. Next he began the ” I love you BS” and Finally…. And lastly when he carried on about nothing, I tryed diffusing him, saying ok honey I agree with you, and just calm him down hoping when he cooled down I could reason with him then. Then proceeding to ask my how I was and do I want a hug and trying to tug at my heart strings by doing gestures trying to touch me or tweak my nose like he used to. This blog has been so helpful for me. He started criticizing little things about me. He disappeared on me in December and then reappeared in July saying all the right things. His favourite phrase was I’m honest loyal n commited lol what a joke that was. I emailed saying pleas don’t email me or come around my house anymore etc etc…. But how good of a girlfriend are you really? Don’t ask me why, I have no idea. He is 55 and I am 49. Reading that over and over helped me realize that she is nothing, but one evil and pathological liar and lying slut! I opened it. They’ve been doing reconnaissance since the day you met. You need to find out what he is doing with those 4 extra hours after work. One time I found a plenty of fish profile of her. On the other hand, if you’ve been cheated on before and this is a major issue for you, you may know the signs all too well. I hate that he knows exactly what to say to make me come back to him. He’s not just “too scared” to make the first move — he doesn’t want there to be a move at all. I’ve never felt this kind of connection with anyone. Thank you for the support. I’m 53 years old and starting over..I need to think my son will eventually see the truth but I’m not sure.Devastating.. “If you tell someone no and they continue, that’s incredibly disrespectful and fully indicative of someone whose only interest is in their own needs – not yours.”. Unless you know for sure he’s already cheated, then distrusting him, blaming him, or punishing him are not the right way to go. This is not imaginary. I’ve read many posts on different sites but this is my 1st time replying. "You might as well put it into a blender and then pour it into a bowl. It never ends. A lot of the time just being in their company i found to be cringe worthy They are so insecure they have to keep checking to reassure themselves that they made the right decision. We went to the gym and she went directly into the locker room for some time, unusual behavior for her. With another female too. Dont waste another 1 sec giving headspace to trash . Just when No Contact was going so well & i was moving on. I almost considered responding! I feel longing and I even wished to be hoovered but when it happened this night I knew I am right and he is a narc and I felt like someone I really love got bitten by a vampire and he became a vampire too and my only way is to close and Neil the doors , I left some doors that r not well locked hoping for that Hoover as I mentioned but when I am now 100 percent sure of what he is I ran and closed neiled them as hard as I can cos there is no way making him to love u , they just want u miserable and this is how they feel good about themselves If he never went to work happy hours before and suddenly starts going regularly, it could be a sign he’s testing the waters to cheat. That he thought I had an Amazing personality and made him so much and the list goes on. I was scared to death of his yelling and told him to get out of my house if he was going to talk to me that way. Mine just discarded me for new supply overnight. He is e-mailing me now saying ‘I miss my babe’ Stupid me replied…so thank you for this reminder, came just at the right time . You know your partner truly cares about you and always has your back, plus, it means you've … I would call him out on being rude and he’d act like I was crazy and too sensitive. I can figure out an alcoholic and a drug addict but this blindsided me completely! To give you an example, it was like the equivalent of me saying “I totally want to be the best at spaghetti-making” and her telling me that she’s going to tell everyone my spaghetti sucked. Like show up at my house, go after my friends or family… I’m trying to speak into existence that it won’t happen. So just recently, he texted me again (LOL). I would also suggest for you to try for a moment to detach yourself from your personal circumstances and read the post you posted here as if it were a family member or close friend writing you for advice. There’s so much effort to purge someone from our lives nowadays. My son turned against me also because I was the bad guy, the person whom my narcissist wife had portrayed me as. I don’t know if I did the right thing, I feel like I gave her a reason to say, “see how “she” is.” But why should I even care at this point, I wanted her to know that I see through her as well. That was the actual first time I did not respond at all. My advice to other women is if he is not willing to go to counseling early in the relationship, does not admit to being wrong for anything, you are always being accused of something (usually made up), then you don’t have a helathy relationship & he may be a narcissistic, self-contained, anti-social, egotistical bastard! He has dropped off my belongings to a family member’s home (only to complete junk – he has the quality items still) He’s text me a few times, with the last text being a farewell text. Look at the reality of what you have lost or had given up not what YOU wanted it to look like…. I was scared to death of his yelling and told him to get out of my house if he was going to talk to me that way. Tomorrow’s blog will help with what you’re dealing with. lights on or my car back. I thought I had finally found my prince charming and told him all my insecurities and fears… little did I know that he was only asking to learn my week spots. they will waste yours away with time. I know now i am headed the right direction. Do yourself a favor, whatever your situation, get out. I have put boundaries in place like crazy, but inevitably we overlap at kids’ games or when we must parent together. its been two years no contact, he still pulls that lever by sending messages that I never respond to through my mother. When he finally reached out I didn’t respond. You’ve done all the right things. now he disappeared and giving me no contact. Just keep sending me messages day after day even though I will never respond.” Do you think it would work? It took him a while to answer he had to hide the other ph. You lose your cool when you react to … (I broke up with her on a knee jerk reaction- ignoring me again and doing something to purposely hurt me) of course i told her i didn’t mean it)-so she probably thinks she did the breaking up). He has really poured it on and I fell for it. Just boil water, add pasta and you’re good to go — or so you thought. He quit doing all the sweet things he used to do. However, it lends itself to information I use to research his modus operandi. Instead, I said, “ok”. I feel like I must be going crazy but then I read and so many people are describing what I am dealing with and feeling to a tee. I keep taking him on/off block and saw he texted again tonight. So many of these stories ring true to me. He’s calculated. Now I’m depressed and anxiety ridden, but I’m trying to build myself into a person. Thank you, Savannah, this is exactly the blunt, clear, open information that I needed to read today. Always felt something was wrong. Did you steal my phone! For the last 6 months I have been getting mental health treatment and counseling to help me get strong enough to tell him to “f_ck off” Well I did and its been 8 days no contact. I didn’t post on FB about him, I didn’t do anything encourage him. you deserve a mate. It’s difficult for my Dad to believe that his son is a narcissist. He is not worth getting down on yourself!! Wow! This keeps happening over and over. He caused fights with my friends. Does he spend time with you as often as he used to? Don’t go there. Demand you make a major life change. I am now seeking legal advice. NEVER. If he does, he definitely doth protest too much. Because you realize that nothing about the “relationship” you thought you had, even during the idealization / love bombing phase, was real. I don’t feel strong enough to handle this but I’m trying. He already doesn’t start adding up. This psycho gave me crazy anxiety and depression and made me question my own sanity. True freedom here I come. He tries to play the friends card, but it’s total bs. Been with a narc for almost 6 years, and i’m on my 5th month of NC. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been intimate with him 2 times since I left. © A New Mode, Inc. 2009-2020 All rights reserved. She blossomed in more ways than one. We have broken up at least 50 times and I always caved in. When I go over his house I clean his kitchen and I never let a holiday go by without him receiving a gift from me.. He also got me pregnant to trap me, which I lost sadly but at the same time probably a blessing in disguise. He even moved to Texas during the time we were dating twice and broke up with me both times and ended up on my doorstep 2 years later crying, begging for me to take him back and said he was moving back “for me”. I’m really short with him and have been basically been ignoring him. In a sick and twisted way I actually reveled in it a little bit, which is silly as it’s not me he misses its just the supply. For example, when he would invite me over, he would say you should come over so we can hang out. my ex N’s new wife texted me that its been nice not hearing from my big mouth. A joke, So, i basically ghosted him. They aren’t interested in your feelings. Then I find out the entire time hes calling me a whore , acting like Im being a mean bitch because he is so negative and never can hold a job , and I beg him to work , get mad that I have to cash in more savings. I am alot like you spending 7 years with repeated mental abuse until I ended up at the mental health clinic. The question is: Will he leave me alone, OR Will he now try to become forceful by actually seeing me in person. He even took me and my son on vacation and once we were there he treated us both like crap and we even got kicked out of a bar because the bartender saw him snack me across the face. sucks. apparently I was the abusive one towards him? Thank you thank you for writing this article!! He is the only person you had to focus on for so long. He got off on the fact that he would be viewed as such a generous guy. If he’s suddenly glued to his phone, watch out. I was thinking of narc friends and boyfriends who would say things like “Oh, you can do that another time” or the guilt inducing “Well, you would come with me if you really wanted to” when I told them that I need to go and do something instead of being with them, or “Oh, they’ll understand if you don’t go” when I’ve previously arranged to see someone else or I had an appointment. I am flabbergasted! I did that for my healing not caring that he would just use that to make me look more crazy, “K”- we have a two year old daughter together.. And I realize now that she was just an excuse for him to come to the house and for me to give him attention.. So I sujested 4 him to go get us something sweet I’m sure he was satisfied because he just wanted a response and to see if I was still available. That was one of the last straws, and I continued to be withdrawn. Just gone NO CONTACT. When she started to enact her plan, it went horribly awry and back fired in her face and of course she blamed me. I often told him I would leave and no longer put up with the way he treated me. I wish he would leave me alone. It only get’s better. So in a sense, it actually helps my recovery. My daughter went with her, as she is my wife’s narcissistic apprentice. Can’t I block him on fb, Twitter, Instagram and snapchat? But you said he's not picky. (Cutting up my pictures. 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