Love-bombing – the excessive praise and flattery a predatory partner showers on their prey – might as well be crack cocaine. It is a common manipulation tactic used by cults to control their members – and in a relationship with a narcissist, you become a one-man cult.
Learning to live with myself, void of substances, is exhausting.
While meth and cocaine sound like they’re similar, the key difference is that meth’s effects last much, much longer. While the high of cocaine will last for only a couple minutes, the rush of meth can last for up to half an hour and the high that follows can last anywhere between four and 16 hours.
I will walk forward alone and just trust, trust that there are dozens of princes and kings out there who already have their hearts eyes on me.
Victims are conditioned to seek their abusers for comfort – a form of medicine that is simultaneously the source of poison.
Remember when you were that kid who used to snort Pixy Stix at elementary school birthday parties and you thought you were so cool and totally not a burgeoning cocaine addict? Well, now there are ~cooler~ things for kids to inhale.
For their kids, for their lives, for themselves. No crack addict wants to die.
He was a profile on a shattered screen; I was a name in Helvetica in his recommended likes. We are our illusions, and we have successfully deceived one another into some makeshift, one night love affair.
It’s paradise except for those women who are too afraid
to hold the men accountable
because this isn’t the USA
and the cops will ask you
what were you wearing?
Be careful not to lose your sense of authenticity when you’re with someone else. Be careful not to lose track of your own personal goals and dreams. Be careful not to lose yourself, in another human being.